Rutherford County, North Carolina Population 2022

Rutherford County, North Carolina's estimated population is 67,791 with a growth rate of 0.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rutherford County, North Carolina is the 42nd largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 67,740 and has seen a growth of 0.08% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17907,8080.00%
180010,7532,94537.72%
181013,2022,44922.78%
182015,3512,14916.28%
183017,5572,20614.37%
184019,2021,6459.37%
185013,550-5,652-29.43%
186011,573-1,977-14.59%
187013,1211,54813.38%
188015,1982,07715.83%
189018,7703,57223.50%
190025,1016,33133.73%
191028,3853,28413.08%
192031,4263,04110.71%
193040,4529,02628.72%
194045,5775,12512.67%
195046,3567791.71%
196045,091-1,265-2.73%
197047,3372,2464.98%
198053,7876,45013.63%
199056,9183,1315.82%
201067,74010,82219.01%
201167,416-324-0.48%
201267,215-201-0.30%
201366,847-368-0.55%
201466,561-286-0.43%
201566,375-186-0.28%
201666,286-89-0.13%
201766,5292430.37%
201866,7752460.37%
201967,0292540.38%
202067,2832540.38%
202167,5372540.38%
202267,7912540.38%
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Rutherford County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White57,13485.61%
Black or African American6,1389.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native2510.38%
Asian3450.52%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.03%
Some Other Race9751.46%
Two or More Races1,8792.82%
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Rutherford County, North Carolina Population by Race

Rutherford County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Median Age

45.2


Total

43.6


Male

46.6


Female

Rutherford County, North Carolina Adults

There are 53,070 adults, (14,333 of whom are seniors) in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Rutherford County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

34,400

51.54%

Male

32,341

48.46%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Population by Age

Rutherford County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All71.6%28.4%
Non Family63.8%36.2%
Male63.2%36.8%
Female48.2%51.8%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rutherford County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,5252.3871.6
Married12,5102.9885.3
Male1,7303.2863.2
Female3,3523.1648.2
Non Family9,9331.2163.8

2.94

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0564.27%
9th to 12th Grade5,21810.84%
High School Graduate15,38031.94%
Some College10,72522.27%
Associates Degree5,52811.48%
Bachelors Degree6,25012.98%
Graduate Degree2,9976.22%
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Rutherford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rutherford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander19168
2+ Races693673170
White41,30835,4798,463
Hispanic1,5461,002264
Asian24911528
Black4,4113,706373
Other Race46220328
Native American1771447

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 97.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 42.11%.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,374$35,681$26,248
Less Than 9th Grade$26,404$29,551$16,821
High School Graduate$27,369$34,225$20,461
Some College$30,351$36,490$26,311
Bachelors Degree$40,917$48,420$35,850
Graduate Degree$51,821$49,400$52,250

$31,374

Average Earnings

$35,681

Average Male

$26,248

Average Female

Rutherford County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rutherford County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Language

95.05% of Rutherford County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.56% of the population.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Language

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,8922,21137.53%
Multiple1,85062833.95%
Hispanic3,00764621.48%
White54,3488,21815.12%
Asian3454813.91%
Native212188.49%
Islander1915.26%
Other173NaN%

17.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.47%

Male Poverty Rate

20.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rutherford County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rutherford County, North Carolina is Black, with 37.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rutherford County, North Carolina is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.03%.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.41%
High School19.09%
Some College14.05%
Bachelors or Greater5.73%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.42%
Male Unemployed29.96%
Female Employed10.90%
Female Unemployed30.23%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rutherford County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,183$57,997
Families$53,158$70,268
Married Families$64,690$81,084
Non Families$22,782$33,665
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Income by Household Type

Rutherford County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Rutherford County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Marital Status

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4,003

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War565
First Gulf War700
Vietnam1,809
Korea298
World War II103

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34199
35 to 54733
55 to 64718
65 to 741,584
75+769

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,6998.01%
Black2254.48%
Native American5726.89%
Islander947.37%
Other Race61.11%
2+ Races70.88%
Hispanic372.00%

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rutherford County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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52.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Rutherford County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Rutherford County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.20%

Born in Rutherford County, North Carolina

97.11%

Native Born

2.89%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

1.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.11% of Rutherford County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 68.20% having been born in North Carolina. 1.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rutherford County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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