NC

National Population : 333,590,059
North Carolina State Population : 10,753,007

About Rutherfordton, NC

Rutherfordton, NC is located in Rutherford County in the state of North Carolina.

The total City Population for Rutherfordton is about 4,087 with about 383 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 20,111.

The Average Home Value is $137,300.00, which is roughly 14% lower than the Average Home Value of $159,475.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 27% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $45,053.00, which is roughly 9% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $49,737.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 22% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Rutherfordton is about 13.7%.

North Carolina is ranked #52 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 6.19 out of 100.

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Voting

Rutherford County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 63.31% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 72.3%
Democratic: 26.53%
Libertarian: 0.63%
Other: 0.36%
Green: 0.17%


Nearby Locations

Spindale, NC (3.28 mi.)
Forest City, NC (6.95 mi.)
Union Mills, NC (7.81 mi.)
Mill Spring, NC (11.12 mi.)
Bostic, NC (11.23 mi.)
Golden Valley, NC (11.23 mi.)
Ellenboro, NC (12.51 mi.)
Lake Lure, NC (13.00 mi.)
Columbus, NC (15.22 mi.)
Mooresboro, NC (17.09 mi.)
Tryon, NC (17.87 mi.)
Gerton, NC (19.71 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 28139
Latitude : 35.334654
Longitude : -82.035952
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 755 ft.
Area Code(s) : 828

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.43
Male Population Estimate : 48.19%
Female Population Estimate : 51.81%
Median Age : 44.1
Male Median Age : 42.8
Female Median Age : 45.4

White Population Estimate : 90.91%
Black Population Estimate : 8.23%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 2.42%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.70%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.07%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.78%
Other Population Estimate : 1.01%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Rutherfordton specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Rutherford County: About 3 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Rutherford County: About 196 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Rutherford County is about 13% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 32% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.