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Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Murfreesboro is the 6th largest city in Tennessee with a population of 130,131 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 130,131
Daytime Population: Workers 77,626
Daytime Population: Residents 63,304
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 140,930
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 125,705
Population in Familes 92,950
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,426
Population Density2 2,329
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $54,366
Average Household Income $72,244
Per Capita Income $28,231


Total Housing Units 53,579 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,509 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,439 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,631 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $195,161
Average Home Value $224,775


Total Households 49,948
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 30,261
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 2.47% 2.25%
Households 2.4% 2.25%
Families 2.56% 2.17%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 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 # 6 99th
Population Density # 3 100th
Diversity Index # 38 91st
Median Household Income # 64 85th
Per Capita Income # 65 85th

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