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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    A
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    A
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    C
Rutherford County is located in Tennessee with a population of 307,128. Rutherford County is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. In Rutherford County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Rutherford County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Rutherford County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$996
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Rutherford County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    331.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    94.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    369.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,526.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    200.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Rutherford County Reviews

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As someone who isn’t from Tennessee, living in Routherford county really eased me into life here. It’s peaceful and quiet here. Everyone is friendly and there are a surplus of restaurants all around. The people are friendly and best of all, it’s only about 30 min away from Nashville. Living here truly gives you the best of both worlds!
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There are plenty of things to do here for families and fun events all throughout the year. There is hardly ever a reason to leave Rutherford Country since everything you could want to do is here! There are plenty of places to live in all price ranges. Great place to raise a family.
Rutherford county, although real estate is high, the economy is at a constant growth. The people are friendly and the commute to downtown nashville is less than an hour. There are plenty of good restaurants to choose from and things to keep you entertained at night. The traffic can get bad however there are plenty of alternate routes that can be used.