Rutherford County, Tennessee Population 2022

Rutherford County, Tennessee's estimated population is 355,199 with a growth rate of 2.20% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rutherford County, Tennessee is the 6th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 263,708 and has seen a growth of 34.69% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2022355,1997,6382.20%
2021347,5617,6382.25%
2020339,9237,6382.30%
2019332,2857,6382.35%
2018324,6478,1162.56%
2017316,5319,1162.97%
2016307,4159,2183.09%
2015298,1979,3493.24%
2014288,8487,7002.74%
2013281,1486,7512.46%
2012274,3975,2371.95%
2011269,1605,4522.07%
2010263,708145,138122.41%
1990118,57034,51241.06%
198084,05824,63041.45%
197059,4287,06013.48%
196052,36811,67228.68%
195040,6967,09221.10%
194033,6041,3184.08%
193032,286-773-2.34%
192033,059-140-0.42%
191033,199-344-1.03%
190033,543-1,554-4.43%
189035,097-1,644-4.47%
188036,7413,45210.37%
187033,2895,37119.24%
186027,918-1,204-4.13%
185029,1224,84219.94%
184024,280-1,854-7.09%
183026,1346,58233.66%
182019,5529,28790.47%
181010,2650.00%
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Rutherford County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White242,51876.79%
Black or African American46,72314.79%
Asian10,8503.44%
Two or More Races10,3413.27%
Some Other Race4,5211.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native8010.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander610.02%
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Rutherford County, Tennessee Population by Race

Rutherford County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2022

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Rutherford County, Tennessee Median Age

33.5


Total

32.4


Male

34.6


Female

Rutherford County, Tennessee Adults

There are 237,642 adults, (32,205 of whom are seniors) in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Rutherford County, Tennessee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Rutherford County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

160,240

50.74%

Male

155,575

49.26%

Rutherford County, Tennessee Population by Age

Rutherford County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rutherford County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family47.3%52.7%
Female47.4%52.6%
Male53.2%46.8%
All65.2%34.8%
Married81%19%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rutherford County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All111,6762.7865.2
Married58,3573.3381
Non Family33,5961.4847.3
Female14,0133.4247.4
Male5,7103.3753.2

3.26

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Rutherford County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,3132.68%
9th to 12th Grade10,9955.54%
High School Graduate55,15827.81%
Some College46,64723.52%
Associates Degree16,2868.21%
Bachelors Degree44,21922.29%
Graduate Degree19,7199.94%
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Rutherford County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rutherford County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White148,253139,37049,391
Black27,86925,3319,125
Hispanic12,4438,5372,038
Asian7,0756,1912,390
2+ Races2,7722,5701,053
Other Race2,5391,863257
Native American504474132
Islander6161

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 37.99%.

Rutherford County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,860$46,607$35,654
Less Than 9th Grade$26,098$31,414$21,148
High School Graduate$34,016$38,504$27,187
Some College$39,089$47,699$32,461
Bachelors Degree$48,539$59,862$41,201
Graduate Degree$60,940$67,992$54,882

$40,860

Average Earnings

$46,607

Average Male

$35,654

Average Female

Rutherford County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rutherford County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Rutherford County, Tennessee Language

88.67% of Rutherford County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 11.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.50% of the population.

Rutherford County, Tennessee Language

Rutherford County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White219,95718,5518.43%
Black45,1297,08515.70%
Hispanic25,1336,52825.97%
Multiple10,1831,61315.84%
Asian10,7271,0509.79%
Other694NaN%
Native787546.86%

11.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.44%

Male Poverty Rate

11.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rutherford County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rutherford County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 25.97% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.74%.

Rutherford County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.69%
High School9.41%
Some College6.21%
Bachelors or Greater4.54%

Rutherford County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.00%
Male Unemployed25.97%
Female Employed7.23%
Male Employed6.36%

Rutherford County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rutherford County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,429$82,581
Families$79,582$94,924
Married Families$90,742$107,420
Non Families$40,426$50,082
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Income by Household Type

Rutherford County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Rutherford County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Rutherford County, Tennessee Marriage

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

Rutherford County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Rutherford County, Tennessee Marital Status

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18,113

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,675
Second Gulf War5,016
First Gulf War4,672
Korea840
World War II290

Rutherford County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,899
65 to 744,123
55 to 643,074
18 to 342,517
75+2,500

Rutherford County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White15,4508.31%
Black1,9825.63%
Hispanic5913.81%
Asian3183.91%
2+ Races2405.50%
Other Race692.44%
Native American549.23%

Rutherford County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Rutherford County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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3.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rutherford County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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71.5%

Labor Force Participation

68.2%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Rutherford County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Rutherford County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Rutherford County, Tennessee 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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54.22%

Born in Rutherford County, Tennessee

92.59%

Native Born

7.41%

Foreign Born

4.21%

Non Citizen

3.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.59% of Rutherford County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 54.22% having been born in Tennessee. 4.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rutherford County, Tennessee 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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