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Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Murfreesboro is the 6th largest city in Tennessee with a population of 123,909 as of July 1, 2016. Murfreesboro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Murfreesboro is located at latitude 35.8522 and longitude -86.416 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murfreesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 55.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The City of Murfreesboro (GNIS ID: 2404342) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Murfreesboro is located within Commissioner District 16, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murfreesboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Murfreesboro: Cannonsburgh, Murfreesborough, Murfreysburo.

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


Total Population 123,909
Population in Households 119,286
Population in Familes 87,944
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,623
Population Density1 2,218
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 46,954
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 28,314
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 50,982 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,331 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,623 (44.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,028 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $193,133
Average Home Value $219,096


Median Household Income $51,528
Average Household Income $68,052
Per Capita Income $26,327
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.06% 2.15%
Households 1.78% 2.05%
Families 1.88% 1.95%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Murfreesboro, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murfreesboro to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 4 99th
Diversity Index2 # 38 91st
Median Household Income # 68 84th
Per Capita Income # 68 84th

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