City of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

City of Murfreesboro: The second most populous city in Tennessee. It is located in Rutherford County in central Tennessee. Murfreesboro is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Middle Tennessee State University and the Frist Art Museum.


City of Murfreesboro is a city located in the county of Rutherford in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its population at the 2010 census was 108,755 and a population density of 749 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 146,900 inhabitants.

The city was created 213 years ago in 1810.

The City of Murfreesboro is located in Rutherford County in the central part of Tennessee. With a population of over 140,000 residents, it is one of the fastest growing major cities in Tennessee.

History of Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro was founded in 1811 and named after a colonel who fought in the American Revolutionary War. It served as the capital of Tennessee from 1818 to 1826 before the capital was relocated to Nashville.

Murfreesboro was also the site of major battles during the Civil War such as the Battle of Stones River. This earned the city the nickname “The Battlefield of the Civil War.”

After the war, Murfreesboro continued growing as an agricultural trading center and railroad hub for the Middle Tennessee region.

Recent Growth and Development

Over the past few decades, Murfreesboro has undergone rapid suburban growth and development:

  • The population has doubled since 1990 as the Nashville metro expands.
  • Middle Tennessee State University enrollment has increased to over 22,000 students.
  • New housing, retail, entertainment, and corporate centers draw residents and businesses.
  • The Medical Center Parkway corridor has developed into a health services hub.

City Characteristics

Some features that define modern Murfreesboro include:

  • Strong economic opportunity and low unemployment
  • Historic sites like Oaklands Historic House Museum
  • Family attractions like the Discovery Center museum
  • A lively downtown scene with shops, dining, and events

Murfreesboro combines small-town charm with the growth and amenities of a fast-rising city within a booming region.

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Location of City of Murfreesboro on Tennessee map.

Quick Facts about City of Murfreesboro

Population : 146,900 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Tennessee (United States)
County : Rutherford County
Postal code : 37127–37133
Phone Area Codes : 629, 615
Area : 145.11 km2
Altitude : 610 feet / 186 meters
Capital city : City of Murfreesboro is capital of Rutherford County
Establishment : January 01, 1811 (213 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00, UTC−06:00
Local time : 04:48:03 (26th February 2024)
Density : 1,012 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 25.97% (2010-2019)
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TNMap-doton-Murfreesboro locator map image


City of Murfreesboro is located at 35°51'3"N 86°24'33"W (35.8509200, -86.4092800).

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The population of City of Murfreesboro increased by 25.97% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 108,755 - census
2019 146,900 25.97% estimate

People born in City of Murfreesboro (69)

People born in City of Murfreesboro, including economist James M. Buchanan, First Lady of the United States Sarah Childress Polk, Surgeon and former NASA astronaut Margaret Rhea Seddon, .


  • David Price (baseball pitcher from the United States) he was born in 26/08/1985
  • Grantland Rice (American sportswriter) he was born in 01/11/1880
  • Barry E. Wilmore (astronaut, engineer) he was born in 29/12/1962
  • John Ridley Stroop (American psychologist known for creating the Stroop effect test.) he was born in 21/03/1897
  • Bart Gordon (American politician) he was born in 24/01/1949
  • John E. Miles (American politician (1884-1971)) he was born in 28/07/1884
  • William H. Cate (Arkansas politician (1839-1899)) he was born in 11/11/1839
  • Chris Young (country music artist) he was born in 12/06/1985
  • Muhammed Lawal (American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler) he was born in 11/01/1981
  • David Maney Currin (American and confederate politician (1817-1864)) he was born in 11/11/1817
  • Philip D. McCulloch, Jr. (Arkansas politician (1851-1928)) he was born in 23/06/1851
  • Harold Earthman (American politician (1900-1987)) he was born in 13/04/1900
  • Henry Helm Clayton (meteorologist) he was born in 12/03/1861
  • William T. Haskell (American politician (1818-1859)) he was born in 21/07/1818
  • Winfield Scott Featherston (Confederate Army general and american politician) he was born in 08/08/1820
  • Colton Dixon (American singer) he was born in 19/10/1991
  • Rex Brothers (Major League Baseball pitcher in the Colorado Rockies organization) he was born in 18/12/1987
  • William Northcott (American politician) he was born in 28/01/1854

Schools in City of Murfreesboro

College & universities near City of Murfreesboro, TN

Code Name City ZIP
220491 Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro Murfreesboro (TN) 37129
221102 Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro Murfreesboro (TN) 37129-3311
490151 Allied Health Careers Institute Murfreesboro (TN) 37130-5996
220978 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro (TN) 37132
444255 Hussian College-Daymar College Murfreesboro Murfreesboro (TN) 37128

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near City of Murfreesboro, TN

Code Name Address Type
NVL Nashville, TN 705 5th Avenue South BUS
CRK Clarksville, TN 11 Jefferson Street \r\n BUS

Post offices near City of Murfreesboro

Post Office Name City ZIP
Church Street Station Post Office Murfreesboro (TN) 37130
Murfreesbor Post Office Murfreesboro (TN) 37129
Lascassa Post Office Lascassas (TN) 37085
Rockval Post Office Rockvale (TN) 37153
Christiana Post Office Christiana (TN) 37037

Other cities in Rutherford County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Rutherford County , TN.

City Name Population Title
Murfreesboro 150,757 The second most populous city in Tennessee.
La Vergne 35,646 City in Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States
Plainview 2,184 City in Union County, Tennessee, United States of America
Jamestown 2,131 City in Fentress County, Tennessee, United States
Eagleville 803 Human settlement in Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

City of Murfreesboro distances to largest Tennessee cities