Rutherford County, Tennessee

Rutherford County: County in North Carolina, United States


Rutherford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 262,604 and a population density of 179 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 339,261 inhabitants. Its county seat is Rutherfordton. The county was created 244 years ago in 1778.

Quick Facts about Rutherford County

Population : 339,261 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Tennessee (United States)
Different from : Rutherford County
Area : 1466 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.3%
Land as percent of area : 99.7%
Named for : Griffith Rutherford
Altitude : 591 feet / 180 meters
Capital : Rutherfordton
Establishment : January 01, 1779
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 20:22:25 (3rd June 2023)
Density : 231 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 22.6% (2010-2020)
Rutherford County locator map
Location of Rutherford County on Tennessee map.
Rutherford County Courthouse image
Rutherford County Courthouse
Rutherford County Courthouse image


Rutherford County is located at 35°50'34"N 86°25'0"W (35.8427000, -86.4167400). It has 7 neighbors: Buncombe County, Burke County, Cleveland County, Henderson County, Polk County, Cherokee County and Spartanburg County.

Rutherford County map

The largest city of Rutherford County is Murfreesboro with a population of 150,757. Other cities include, City of Murfreesboro population 146,900, La Vergne population 35,646, Plainview population 2,184 and Jamestown population 2,131. See all Rutherford County cities & populated places.

Rutherford County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Rutherford County.

City Name Population Title
Murfreesboro 150,757 City in Tennessee, United States of America
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

Rutherford County has 7 neighbours.

  • Rutherfordton


The population of Rutherford County increased by 22.6% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 262,604 - census
2011 269,160 2.44% estimation process
2012 274,397 1.91% estimation process
2013 281,148 2.4% estimation process
2014 288,848 2.67% estimation process
2015 298,197 3.14% estimation process
2016 307,415 3% estimation process
2017 316,531 2.88% estimation process
2018 324,647 2.5% estimation process
2019 332,285 2.3% estimation process
2020 339,261 2.06% estimation process

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People born in Rutherford County (10)

People born in Rutherford County, including Union Army officer Elisha Baxter, politician Romulus Zachariah Linney, politician Woodrow W. Jones, .


  • Don Padgett (American baseball player) he was born in 05/12/1911
  • Fred Foster (American record producer, songwriter, and music business executive) he was born in 26/07/1931
  • George Washington Logan (American politician) he was born in 22/02/1815
  • Samuel Whiteside (American militia general and politician) he was born in 12/04/1783
  • John Baxter (United States federal judge, born 1819) he was born in 05/03/1819
  • Chuck McSwain (American football player) he was born in 21/02/1961
  • John Lindsay (American numismatist, antiquarian and barrister (1789-1853)) he was born in 12/05/1789

Other places with the same name (2)

Tennessee Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Shelby County 936,017 County in Tennessee, United States
Davidson County 694,176 County in Tennessee, United States
Nashville 684,410 Consolidated city-county in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, and the state capital of Tennessee
Memphis 649,705 County seat of Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
New South Memphis 641,608 City in United States of America
Knox County 475,609 County in Maine, United States
Hamilton County 371,662 County in Tennessee, United States
Williamson County 245,348 County in Tennessee, United States
Montgomery County 214,251 County in Tennessee, United States
Sumner County 195,561 County in Tennessee, United States
Knoxville 190,223 County seat of Knox County, Tennessee, United States; third-largest city in Tennessee
Chattanooga 184,742 City in and county seat of Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States
Clarksville 161,247 City in Tennessee
Sullivan County 158,755 County in New York, United States
East Chattanooga 154,024 City in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States of America
Murfreesboro 150,757 City in Tennessee, United States of America