Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina

Rutherfordton: Town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States

About

Rutherfordton is a town located in the county of Rutherford in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,213 and a population density of 395 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,090 inhabitants.

The town was created 235 years ago in 1786.

Quick Facts about Rutherfordton

Population : 4,090 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Rutherford County
Postal code : 28139
Phone Area Codes : 828
Area : 10.67 km2
Altitude : 965 feet / 294 meters
Capital city : Rutherfordton is capital of Rutherford County
Establishment : January 01, 1787 (235 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 06:41:53 (28th November 2022)
Density : 383 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.01% (2010-2020)
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Location of Rutherfordton on North Carolina map.
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Geography

Rutherfordton is located at 35°22'9"N 81°57'24"W (35.3692900, -81.9567700).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Rutherfordton decreased by 3.01% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,213 - census
2011 4,173 -0.96% estimation process
2012 4,153 -0.48% estimation process
2013 4,108 -1.1% estimation process
2014 4,104 -0.1% estimation process
2015 4,078 -0.64% estimation process
2016 4,049 -0.72% estimation process
2017 4,079 0.74% estimation process
2018 4,077 -0.05% estimation process
2019 4,087 0.24% estimation process
2020 4,090 0.07% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 15,408
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 16,114
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -4.4%
April 1, 2020 Population : 15,188
April 1, 2010 Population : 16,116
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.3%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 20.7%
People over 65 (%) : 12.0%
Female persons, % : 51.0%
White only, percent : 40.3%
Black or African American alone, percent : 44.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.8%
Asians alone % : 0.9%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.0%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 23.4%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 31.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 407
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 17.7%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 22.4%

Rutherfordton zip code is 28139. County name: Rutherford, County fips: 37161

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 22.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $377,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,322
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $1,076
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,229
2015-2019 Households : 7,033
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.18
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.0%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.1%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 78.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 85.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 30.5%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 14.4%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 15.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 70.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.7%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 60,833
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 37,450
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 9,074
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 76,651
2012 total retail sales per capita : $4,831
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $47,841
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $36,999
Percentage of people living in poverty : 25.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,068
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 617
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 358
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 333
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 697
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 90
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 940
2010 population per square mile : 11,319.5
2010 land area in square miles : 1.42

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1 Crestview Park

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2 KidSenses Children's INTERACTIVE Museum

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4 Purple Martin Greenway Trail

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5 The Bechtler House

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Where ot Eat in Rutherfordton

1 KFC

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2 Waffle House

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3 Subway

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Other Places in Rutherfordton

1 Town of Rutherfordton

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2 Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority

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3 Ruth City Hall

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4 Town of Ruth NC

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People born in Rutherfordton (9)

People born in Rutherfordton, including actress Betsy Brantley, North Carolina politician Walter H. Dalton, football player Bruce Davis, .

List

  • Garry Hill (Major League Baseball pitcher) he was born in 03/11/1946
  • Gomer Hodge (American baseball player) he was born in 03/04/1944
  • Nig Lipscomb (baseball player) he was born in 24/02/1911
  • Sherry Hursey (American actress) she was born in 22/11/1956
  • Thomas A. Stamey he was born in 26/04/1928
  • Bryan Coker (American academic administrator) he was born in 02/03/1973

Schools in Rutherfordton

College & universities near Rutherfordton, NC

Code Name City ZIP
198710 Isothermal Community College Spindale (NC) 28160-0804
198561 Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs (NC) 28017-0997

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Rutherfordton, NC

Code Name Address Type
SPB Spartanburg 290 Magnolia St RAIL
GRV Greenville 1120 West Washington Street RAIL
GAS Gastonia 350 Hancock Street RAIL
CLT Charlotte 1914 North Tryon St. RAIL
CSN Clemson Calhoun Memorial Hwy and College Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Rutherfordton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Rutherfordton Post Office Rutherfordton (NC) 28139

Other cities in Rutherford County

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

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
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

Distance to Other Cities

Rutherfordton distances to largest North Carolina cities