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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Rutherford County is located in North Carolina with a population of 66,523. Living in Rutherford County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Rutherford County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Rutherford County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$614
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    150.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,181.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Rutherford County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,573
National
$55,322

Rutherford County Reviews

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Living in Rutherford County for my young twenty four years of life is something I cherish. But living in Rutherford County has its sacrifices such as night life and job opportunities. I lived in Charlotte for three years and the night life was fun but my safety is something that was always on my mind. In Rutherford County safety is something that has never crossed my mind and the idea of family is always at the forefront here. It depends on what kind of life style is important to you .. is having a entertaining night life something you continually crave or is a family friendly atmosphere with a friendly community environment! I love the people that live in Rutherford county but do with there were more night life activities.
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Rutherford County is a very small town. I like the simplicity at times. They need to update. They need to add more restaurants, stores, and gas stations. It would be a good idea to add a mall. They need to add more night life activities and bars. They need to add more fun things to do, for people of all ages. Most of the people are very friendly. The mountains are beautiful to look at.
Rutherford county does not have much going on. Lots of run down buildings or low income neighborhoods. I would like to see more things to do come to my town. And more opportunities for younger people to stray them from crimes and bad decisions.