Rutherford County, NC Demographics

The total population of Rutherford County is estimated to be 64,680 with 31,503 males (48.71%) and 33,177 females (51.29%). There are 1,674 more females than males in Rutherford County.
The median household income in Rutherford County was $49,181 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 249(0.51%) from $48,932 in 2020. This income is 65.92% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Rutherford County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $57,347. Overall, the median household income for the county of Rutherford County stands at $49,181.
In Rutherford County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $33,540 for males and $21,580 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $51,097 for males and $39,092 for females.
In Rutherford County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, American Indian and Alaska Native households have the highest median household income at $57,627, while Two or More Races households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $33,779.
In 2022, the population of Rutherford County was 64,963, a 0.53% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Rutherford County's population was 64,618, an increase of 0.22% compared to a population of 64,479 in 2020.
The median age in Rutherford County, NC is 45.1, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 16.62% were under the age of 15, 16.95% aged 15 to 29, 44.98% aged 30 to 64, 19.46% aged 65 to 84, and 2.00% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Rutherford County population: 85.05% are White, 9.10% are Black or African American, 0.19% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.50% are Asian, 0.02% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.72% are some other race and 3.41% are multiracial.