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Rutherford, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The Town of Rutherford had a population of 1,227 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rutherford is located at latitude 36.1256 and longitude -88.9927 in Gibson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rutherford (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Gibson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 331 feet.

The Town of Rutherford (GNIS ID: 2407260) 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 Town of Rutherford is located within Commissioner District 16, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gibson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rutherford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rutherford: Rutherford Depot.

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Rutherford, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,227
Daytime Population: Workers 258
Daytime Population: Residents 816
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,074
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,227
Population in Familes 1,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 538
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $30,362
Average Household Income $43,237
Per Capita Income $18,301


Total Housing Units 608 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $83,851
Average Home Value $96,754


Total Households 530
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 348
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.89% 0.72%
Households 0.81% 0.67%
Families 0.78% 0.57%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Rutherford, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rutherford to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 262 39th
Population Density # 203 53rd
Diversity Index # 111 74th
Median Household Income # 380 11th
Per Capita Income # 353 18th

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