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Rutherford County, North Carolina

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Rutherford County, North Carolina
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 64,444
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
65,507
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
64,945
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
64,446
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
64,446
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
1.6%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 64,444
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 67,810
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.5%
Female persons, percent
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
86.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
9.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
82.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 4,176
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 3.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 32,780
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 73.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $158,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,076
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $342
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $729
Building permits, 2022 220
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 26,273
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.41
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 87.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 5.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 88.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 80.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 85.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 19.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 15.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 53.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 48.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 87,528
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 234,572
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 43,709
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 646,430
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $9,712
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 25.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $50,512
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $28,873
Persons in poverty, percent
16.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 1,242
Total employment, 2021 14,692
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 585,303
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -6.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 4,610
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,025
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 545
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 151
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 828
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 783
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 114.0
Population per square mile, 2010 120.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 565.44
Land area in square miles, 2010 564.15
FIPS Code 37161
Value Notes

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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