Rutherfordton, NC Demographics

The total population of Rutherfordton is estimated to be 3,671 with 1,611 males (43.88%) and 2,060 females (56.12%). There are 449 more females than males in Rutherfordton.
The median household income in Rutherfordton was $55,020 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 2,732(5.22%) from $52,288 in 2020. This income is 73.75% 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, Rutherfordton sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $59,296. Overall, the median household income for the town of Rutherfordton stands at $55,020.
In Rutherfordton, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $48,900 for males and $19,876 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $69,873 for males and $32,090 for females.
In Rutherfordton, there are just two different racial groups among households. Among these, White households report a median household income of $54,582, while Black or African American households have a median household income of $14,579.
In 2022, the population of Rutherfordton was 3,654, a 0.33% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Rutherfordton's population was 3,642, a decline of 0.00% compared to a population of 3,642 in 2020.
The median age in Rutherfordton, NC is 43.2, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.71% were under the age of 15, 11.26% aged 15 to 29, 40.81% aged 30 to 64, 25.46% aged 65 to 84, and 2.75% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Rutherfordton population: 85.17% are White, 4.88% are Black or African American, 0.16% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.22% are Asian, 0.14% are some other race and 9.43% are multiracial.