Rutherford County TN Information


Rutherford County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 306,969
Daytime Population: Workers 135,359
Daytime Population: Residents 150,057
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 285,416
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 302,076
Population in Familes 243,939
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,893
Population Density2 496
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $57,528
Average Household Income $73,303
Per Capita Income $27,134


Total Housing Units 119,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73,236 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,153 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,727 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $179,833
Average Home Value $210,040


Total Households 112,389
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 77,131
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 2.18% 2.31%
Households 2.16% 2.3%
Families 2.0% 2.2%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.71%


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, 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 # 5 96th
Population Density # 5 96th
Diversity Index # 9 92nd
Median Household Income # 5 96th
Per Capita Income # 11 89th

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