Rutherford County , North Carolina

Rutherford County: County in North Carolina, United States

Rutherford County locator map
Location of Rutherford County on North Carolina map.

About

Rutherford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 67,810 and a population density of 46 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 67,076 inhabitants. Its county seat is Rutherfordton. The county was created 242 years ago in 1778.

Rutherford County Courthouse image
Rutherford County Courthouse
Rutherford County Courthouse image

Geography

Rutherford County is located at 35°24'8"N 81°55'12"W (35.4022500, -81.9200900). 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 Spindale with a population of 4,175. Other cities include, Ellenboro population 830 and Bostic population 379. See all Rutherford County cities & populated places.

Rutherford County Quick Facts

Population : 67,076 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (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
Capital : Rutherfordton
Establishment : January 01, 1779
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 06:04:08 (27th October 2021)
Density : 46 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.09% (2010-2020)

Rutherford County has 7 neighbours.

  • Rutherfordton

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Rutherford County decreased by 1.09% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 67,810 - census
2011 67,416 -0.58% estimation process
2012 67,215 -0.3% estimation process
2013 66,847 -0.55% estimation process
2014 66,561 -0.43% estimation process
2015 66,375 -0.28% estimation process
2016 66,286 -0.13% estimation process
2017 66,529 0.37% estimation process
2018 66,775 0.37% estimation process
2019 67,029 0.38% estimation process
2020 67,076 0.07% 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, you can see a list of people who born in Rutherford County.

  • 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)

Rutherford County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Forest City 7,138 Town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States
Spindale 4,175 City in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States of America
Rutherfordton 4,090 Town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States
Lake Lure 1,153 Town in North Carolina
Ellenboro 830 Human settlement in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States of America
Ruth 400 Town in North Carolina, United States
Bostic 379 Human settlement in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States of America

North Carolina Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Wake County 1,132,271 County in North Carolina, United States
Mecklenburg County 1,128,945 County in North Carolina, United States
Charlotte 900,350 City in and county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Guilford County 540,521 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,414 Capital of North Carolina
Forsyth County 383,843 County in North Carolina, United States of America
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cumberland County 336,364 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 327,306 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 297,878 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 285,897 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Buncombe County 263,477 County in North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 248,112 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 244,562 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 236,613 County in North Carolina, United States
Gaston County 226,568 County in North Carolina, United States