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Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Murfreesboro is the 6th largest city in Tennessee with a population of 141,450 as of July 1, 2019. 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 35.8456 and longitude -86.3903 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murfreesboro 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 18, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.

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

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Murfreesboro, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Murfreesboro, TN Housing Affordability Index is 142
State of Tennessee Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Murfreesboro, TN Wealth Index is 83
State of Tennessee Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 141,450 (100%)
Population in Households 136,955 (96.8%)
Population in Families 101,679 (71.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4,495 ( 3.2%)
Population Density 2,323
Diversity Index2 53
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $65,093
Average Household Income $83,515
Per Capita Income $32,110
Wealth Index4 83

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 58,392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,899 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,421 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,071 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $232,503
Housing Affordability Index3 142
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 54,321
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 33,066
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.82% 2.16%
Households 2.78% 2.19%
Families 2.94% 2.11%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Murfreesboro, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murfreesboro to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 3 100th
Diversity Index # 30 93rd
Median Household Income # 49 89th
Per Capita Income # 54 88th

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