Rutherford County, TN Population by Age

The median age in Rutherford County, TN is 33.9, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 20.47% were under the age of 15, 23.88% aged 15 to 29, 45.11% aged 30 to 64, 9.63% aged 65 to 84, and 0.91% were 85 years of age and older.
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Updated Sep 17, 2023

Rutherford County, TN population age distribution

A complete breakdown of Rutherford County's age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups is listed in the table below.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 5 years 21,410 6.38%
5 to 9 years 22,266 6.63%
10 to 14 years 25,035 7.46%
15 to 19 years 24,746 7.37%
20 to 24 years 29,804 8.88%
25 to 29 years 25,578 7.62%
30 to 34 years 23,697 7.06%
35 to 39 years 25,152 7.49%
40 to 44 years 22,621 6.74%
45 to 49 years 22,530 6.71%
50 to 54 years 20,826 6.21%
55 to 59 years 20,221 6.03%
60 to 64 years 16,350 4.87%
65 to 69 years 13,106 3.91%
70 to 74 years 9,453 2.82%
75 to 79 years 6,371 1.9%
80 to 84 years 3,372 1%
85 years and over 3,057 0.91%
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Rutherford County, TN population by age group

Key stats
123,261
Population under 25 years
97,048
Population aged 25-44
79,927
Population aged 45-64
35,359
Population aged 65+

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2021

The graph shows Rutherford County's population by age group, with age group on x-axis and the respective age group's percent of the total population on y-axis
Rutherford County, TN population by age group. The largest age group was 20-24 years with a poulation of 29,804 (8.88% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

The largest age group in Rutherford County, TN was for the group of age 20-24 years with a population of 29,804 (8.88%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey.

At the same time, the smallest age group in Rutherford County, TN was the 85+ years with a population of 3,057 (0.91%).

Rutherford County, TN population by age cohort

To better understand the age distribution of Rutherford County, TN's population, we divided it into the following 3 cohorts:

  • Children : Under the age of 18 years
  • Adults (working population): Between the age of 18 and 64 years
  • Seniors: 65 years and above
The pie chart shows Rutherford County's population divided into segments, with each segment representing an age cohort. The area of each segment is in the same proportion of a circle as the population of the cohort is of the total population.
Rutherford County, TN population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). The largest age group was 18 - 64 years with a poulation of 217,128 (64.70% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the population for each of the three cohorts.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 18 years 83,108 24.76%
18 to 64 years 217,128 64.7%
85 years and over 35,359 10.54%
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Key stats for each age cohort as per our analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey:

  • Rutherford County's population under 18 was 24.76%, compared to the 22.51% nationwide.
  • Rutherford County's working population (between 18 and 64) was 64.70%, compared to 61.45% nationwide.
  • Rutherford County's elderly or the senior population (over 65 age) was 10.54% as compared to 16.04% nationwide.

Rutherford County, TN population pyramid

Population pyramid for Rutherford County, TN is charted below using the estimates from U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. A wide base suggests population increase, narrow base indicates declining birth rates.

Key stats from our analysis of the Rutherford County's population pyramid:

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Rutherford County, TN, is 29.7.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Rutherford County, TN, is 15.3.
  • Total dependency ratio for Rutherford County, TN is 44.9.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Rutherford County, TN is 6.5.
The graph shows Rutherford County's population across different age group and gender, with population on x-axis and population y-axis. The male population is plotted on the left in blue color whereas the female population is plotted on the right in pink color.
Rutherford County, TN population pyramid i.e. Rutherford County population distrubution across age and gender. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the Rutherford County, TN's male and female population across different age groups:

Age Group Population(Male) Population(Female) Total Population
Under 5 years 10,970 10,440 21,410
5 to 9 years 11,459 10,807 22,266
10 to 14 years 12,677 12,358 25,035
15 to 19 years 12,597 12,149 24,746
20 to 24 years 14,794 15,010 29,804
25 to 29 years 12,863 12,715 25,578
30 to 34 years 11,664 12,033 23,697
35 to 39 years 12,463 12,689 25,152
40 to 44 years 11,016 11,605 22,621
45 to 49 years 11,198 11,332 22,530
50 to 54 years 10,285 10,541 20,826
55 to 59 years 10,112 10,109 20,221
60 to 64 years 7,726 8,624 16,350
65 to 69 years 6,313 6,793 13,106
70 to 74 years 4,159 5,294 9,453
75 to 79 years 2,732 3,639 6,371
80 to 84 years 1,342 2,030 3,372
85 years and over 1,150 1,907 3,057
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Things to know

What is the population of Rutherford County, TN under 18?

Rutherford County's population under the age of 18 is 83,108, as per the latest U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimates. This population is 24.76% of the total resident population of Rutherford County, TN.

What is the aging population in Rutherford County, TN?

Rutherford County's population aged 65 years and above was 35,359. As per the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, this population is 10.54% of the entire population.

References

Datasets

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2023
Rutherford County, TN Age Group Population Dataset: A complete breakdown of Rutherford County age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Rutherford County population distribution across 18 age groups. It lists the population in each age group along with the percentage population relative of the total population for Rutherford County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of Rutherford County by age. For example, using this dataset, we can identify the largest age group in Rutherford County.

Key observations

The largest age group in Rutherford County, TN was for the group of age 20-24 years with a population of 29,804 (8.88%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey. At the same time, the smallest age group in Rutherford County, TN was the 85+ years with a population of 3,057 (0.91%). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Rutherford County population by age group

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group in consideration
  • Population: The population for the specific age group in the Rutherford County is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the population of each age group as a proportion of Rutherford County total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

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Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Rutherford County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Rutherford County, TN Age Cohorts Dataset: Children, Working Adults, and Seniors in Rutherford County - Population and Percentage Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Rutherford County population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). It lists the population in each age cohort group along with its percentage relative to the total population of Rutherford County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution across children, working population and senior population for dependency ratio, housing requirements, ageing, migration patterns etc.

Key observations

The largest age group was $b3_v1 with a poulation of $b3_v2 ($b3_v3 of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Rutherford County population by age cohort

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age cohorts:

  • Under 18 years
  • 18 to 64 years
  • 65 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age cohort for the Rutherford County population analysis. Total expected values are 3 groups ( Children, Working Population and Senior Population).
  • Population: The population for the age cohort in Rutherford County is shown in the following column.
  • Percent of Total Population: The population as a percent of total population of the Rutherford County is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Rutherford County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Rutherford County, TN Population Pyramid Dataset: Age Groups, Male and Female Population, and Total Population for Demographics Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the data for the Rutherford County, TN population pyramid, which represents the Rutherford County population distribution across age and gender, using estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. It lists the male and female population for each age group, along with the total population for those age groups. Higher numbers at the bottom of the table suggest population growth, whereas higher numbers at the top indicate declining birth rates. Furthermore, the dataset can be utilized to understand the youth dependency ratio, old-age dependency ratio, total dependency ratio, and potential support ratio.

Key observations

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Rutherford County, TN, is 29.7.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Rutherford County, TN, is 15.3.
  • Total dependency ratio for Rutherford County, TN is 44.9.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Rutherford County, TN is 6.5.

Rutherford County population pyramid

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group for the Rutherford County population analysis. Total expected values are 18 and are define above in the age groups section.
  • Population (Male): The male population in the Rutherford County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Population (Female): The female population in the Rutherford County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Total Population: The total population of the Rutherford County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Rutherford County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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