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Rutherford County, Tennessee Facts

Facts
State Tennessee
Land area 619.4 square miles
Population Density 424 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 281,029
Population change 7%
Under 5 years of age 6.7%
Under 18 25.3%
65 and over 9.3%
Females 50.7%
White 80.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 7
Asian 3.2%
Two or more races 2.3%
Black or African American 13.5%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 90%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 28.3%
Veterans 19,043
Households and Housing
Households 96,731
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 81.2%
Median household income $55,401
The per capita income $25,077
Live below the poverty line. 13%
housing units 106,433
Multi-unit structures 21%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $159,100
Residents owning their homes. 67.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 20,939
Women-owned firms 25.3%
Asian-owned firms 2.6%
Hispanic-owned firms 2.7%
Black-owned firms 6.1%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $2,804,294
Retail sales per capita $11,588
Manufacturers shipments $11,304,846
Merchant wholesaler sales $6,226,284