Murfreesboro, TN Profile: Facts & Data

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Murfreesboro is the 6th largest city in Tennessee with a population of 135,615 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Murfreesboro, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 135,615
Population in Households 131,251
Population in Familes 98,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,364
Population Density2 2,427
Diversity Index3 52
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,269
Average Household Income $74,199
Per Capita Income $28,990

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 55,702 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,234 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,880 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,588 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $204,925
Average Home Value $236,867
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 52,114
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 31,522
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.68% 2.33%
Households 2.64% 2.35%
Families 2.75% 2.25%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 2018 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 # 36 92nd
Median Household Income # 61 86th
Per Capita Income # 67 85th

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