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Rutherford County, North Carolina

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Population:

  • Total Population: 62,899
  • Males: 30,425
  • Females: 32,474

Ethnicity:

  • White: 54,132
  • Black/African American: 6,817
  • Hispanic: 1,139
  • Native American/Eskimo: 185
  • Asian: 103
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 40
  • Other: 45
  • 2 or more: 438

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (57,005)
  2. Spanish (1,315)
  3. French (150)
  4. German (105)
  5. Japanese (75)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 880

  1. Mexico (343)
  2. Germany (66)
  3. Honduras (64)
  4. Canada (45)
  5. El Salvador (31)
  6. Taiwan (24)
  7. Vietnam (24)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (33,796)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (5,415)
  3. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (825)
  4. Independent, Charismatic Churches (700)
  5. Catholic Church (563)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 27,740
    • Sensory: 3,001
    • Physical: 6,789
    • Mental: 3,711
    • Self-care: 2,129
    • Go outside home: 5,316
    • Employment: 6,711

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 840

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 25,191
    • Utility gas: 2,974
    • Bottled or LP gas: 3,286
    • Electricity: 12,167
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 5,626
    • Coal or Coke: 3
    • Wood: 995
    • Solar Energy: 25
    • Other fuel: 14
    • No fuel used: 101

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 47,603
    • No vehicle: 3,416
    • 1 or more vehicle: 44,187

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 434
    • No High School: 4,315
    • Some High School: 7,950
    • High School: 14,263
    • Some College: 7,963
    • Associate's Degree: 2,620
    • College Degree: 3,668
    • Master's Degree: 1,064
    • Professional Degree: 398
    • Doctoral Degree: 214

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 25,191
    • Owners with phone: 18,373
    • Owners without phone: 394
    • Renters with phone: 5,810
    • Renters without phone: 614

    10 closest counties:

    1. Polk County, North Carolina
    2. McDowell County, North Carolina
    3. Cleveland County, North Carolina
    4. Cherokee County, South Carolina
    5. Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    6. Burke County, North Carolina
    7. Henderson County, North Carolina
    8. Buncombe County, North Carolina
    9. Mitchell County, North Carolina
    10. Yancey County, North Carolina

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    28018, 28019, 28024, 28040, 28043, 28074, 28076, 28139, 28160, 28167, 28720, 28746

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WNCW (88.7 FM) SPINDALE, NC
    • WCAB (590 AM) RUTHERFORDTON, NC
    • WWOL (780 AM) FOREST CITY, NC
    • WGMA (1520 AM) SPINDALE, NC
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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