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Rutherford County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 564.2 square miles
Population Density 120.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 66,956
Population change -1.3%
Under 5 years of age 5.3%
Under 18 21.4%
65 and over 19%
Females 51.7%
White 87.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.9
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 10%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 82%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 17%
Veterans 5,593
Households and Housing
Households 27,214
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 88.9%
Median household income $36,334
The per capita income $19,551
Live below the poverty line. 21.5%
housing units 33,650
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $108,600
Residents owning their homes. 71.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 5,264
Women-owned firms 21.2%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 4.4%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $640,132
Retail sales per capita $10,144
Manufacturers shipments $901,929
Merchant wholesaler sales $0