Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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.


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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 150,757 inhabitants.

The city was created 213 years ago in 1810.

Murfreesboro is a city located in the Nashville metropolitan area of central Tennessee. With a population of over 150,000 residents, it is the fastest growing major city in Tennessee and the 6th largest overall.


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

Murfreesboro continued to grow as a regional economic hub supported by railroads, education, and industry. Significant Civil War battles were fought in Murfreesboro like the Battle of Stones River.

Murfreesboro Today

Some key aspects of modern Murfreesboro include:

  • Middle Tennessee State University - A public university with over 22,000 students
  • Major employers like Nissan, Bridgestone, and Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
  • The Stones River National Battlefield historical site
  • Old Fort Park - Home to the original 1806 log fort
  • A thriving downtown area with retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment

Growth and Development

Murfreesboro has experienced rapid suburban growth in recent decades as Nashville continues expanding. New housing, businesses, and amenities make Murfreesboro an appealing bedroom community.

Overall, Murfreesboro provides economic opportunity and a high quality of life including natural areas, history, and education all within Nashville’s expanding urban region.

Murfreesboro locator map
Location of Murfreesboro on Tennessee map.

Quick Facts about Murfreesboro

Population : 150,757 (2020)
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 : Murfreesboro is capital of Rutherford County
Establishment : January 01, 1811 (213 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00, UTC−06:00
Local time : 23:19:34 (14th June 2024)
Density : 1,039 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 27.86% (2010-2020)
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Murfreesboro is located at 35°50'44"N 86°23'25"W (35.8456200, -86.3902700).

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The population of Murfreesboro increased by 27.86% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 108,755 - census
2011 111,901 2.81% estimation process
2012 114,141 1.96% estimation process
2013 117,042 2.48% estimation process
2014 120,808 3.12% estimation process
2015 125,958 4.09% estimation process
2016 131,409 4.15% estimation process
2017 136,217 3.53% estimation process
2018 141,442 3.69% estimation process
2019 146,900 3.72% estimation process
2020 150,757 2.56% estimation process

Murfreesboro zip code is 37127. County name: Rutherford, County fips: 47149

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People born in Murfreesboro (69)

People born in 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 Murfreesboro

College & universities near Murfreesboro, TN

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

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near 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 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
Christiana Post Office Christiana (TN) 37037
Rockval Post Office Rockvale (TN) 37153

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Rutherford County

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

City Name Population Title
City of Murfreesboro 146,900 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

Murfreesboro distances to largest Tennessee cities