|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Rutherfordton is 3,621. Rutherfordton, North Carolina is the 5,712th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Rutherfordton was in 2010, when its population was 4,213. In 2010, Rutherfordton was the 5,128th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 5,712th largest city in the US. Rutherfordton is currently 14.1% smaller than it was in 2010.
Rutherfordton has shrunk 13.2% since the year 2000. Rutherfordton, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 86% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|5712||Rutherfordton, North Carolina||3,621||-13.2%|
|5713||Two Harbors, Minnesota||3,621||0.0%|
|5716||Taylor Lake Village, Texas||3,617||-2.0%|
The total voting age population of Rutherfordton, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 3,355. The voting age population is 43.0% male and 57.0% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 29.3% of the residents of Rutherfordton are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Rutherfordton are 90.0% White, 4.3% Black, 4.1% Two or more races and 1.6% American Indian. Additionally, 2.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Rutherfordton, 14.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 14.9%. On a per-household basis, 5.6% of families are below the poverty line in Rutherfordton.
Among those aged 16 and older, 46.4% of Rutherfordton residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.9% of Rutherfordton residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 33.6% have a bachelor's degree and 10.6% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Rutherfordton residents aged 5 and older, 6.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Rutherfordton is 10.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Rutherfordton, 6.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Rutherfordton is $47,175.
In Rutherfordton, 54.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 45.8% of housing units in Rutherfordton.
Of all the housing units in Rutherfordton, 13.7% of them were build before 1940.
In Rutherfordton, 15.5% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 330 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Rutherfordton is $783.
In Rutherfordton, 76.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.