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Rutherford County, Tennessee

319 N Maple St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7799
Fax: (615) 898-7830
www.rutherfordcounty.org

In central TN, southeast of Nashville; organized Oct 25, 1803 from Davidson, Williamson, and Wilson counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Griffith Rutherford (1731-1800), Revolutionary War hero, NC legislator (1784), and president of the TN legislative council (1796)

Area (sq mi):: 623.94 (land 618.91; water 5.03) Population per square mile: 352.70
Population 2005: 218,292 State rank: 5 Population change: 2000-20005 19.90%; 1990-2000 53.50% Population 2000: 182,023 (White 84.50%; Black or African American 9.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 1.90%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 31.20
Income 2000: per capita $19,938; median household $46,312; Population below poverty level: 9.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,624-$27,910
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 26.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Murfreesboro County seat (81,511)
  • Smyrna (31,925)
  • La Vergne (24,811)

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    Rutherford County, North Carolina

    289 N Main St
    Rutherfordton, NC 28139
    Phone: (828) 287-6060
    Fax: (828) 287-6262
    www.rutherfordgov.org

    On the southwestern border of NC, southeast of Asheville; organized Apr 14, 1779 (prior to statehood) from Burke and Tryon counties, the latter organized in 1768 and abolished in 1779. Name Origin: For Gen. Griffith Rutherford (1731-1800), Indian fighter, member of the Provincial Congress, and Revolutionary War officer

    Area (sq mi):: 565.90 (land 564.12; water 1.78) Population per square mile: 113.00
    Population 2005: 63,771 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 10.50% Population 2000: 62,899 (White 85.80%; Black or African American 11.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 38.30
    Income 2000: per capita $16,270; median household $31,122; Population below poverty level: 13.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,300-$22,778
    Unemployment (2004): 9.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 22.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Project locations shall be at various sites within the Smyrna Natural Gas service area located in northern Rutherford County, TN.

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