Rutherford County TN Information


Rutherford County Subdivisions

Rutherford County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 295,089
Population in Households 289,979
Population in Familes 234,281
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,110
Population Density1 476
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 106,539
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 73,124
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 114,135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68,657 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,882 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,596 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $176,333
Average Home Value $203,650


Median Household Income $55,191
Average Household Income $69,707
Per Capita Income $25,488
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.88% 2.2%
Households 1.64% 2.09%
Families 1.46% 1.97%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Rutherford County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rutherford County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 96th
Population Density1 # 5 96th
Diversity Index2 # 9 91st
Median Household Income # 5 96th
Per Capita Income # 11 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.