Rutherford College strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):
Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
Comparing Rutherford College to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):
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|Nearest Medium City||38 miles NW of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||52 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Metro Area||Hickory - Morganton - Lenoir|
|P.O. Box Zip Codes||28671|
|Phone Area Codes||828|
|Time Zone||Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Station||HICKORY RGNL AP|
|Jan Temp||29 to 49 F|
|Apr Temp||46 to 70 F|
|Jul Temp||68 to 88 F|
|Oct Temp||48 to 71 F|
|Annual Precip||48.9 inches|
|Jan Temp||25 to 49 F|
|Apr Temp||43 to 70 F|
|Jul Temp||65 to 89 F|
|Oct Temp||44 to 71 F|
|Annual Precip||49.6 inches|
|Station||BLOWING ROCK 1 NW|
|Jan Temp||21 to 39 F|
|Apr Temp||38 to 59 F|
|Jul Temp||59 to 76 F|
|Oct Temp||41 to 60 F|
|Annual Precip||67.9 inches|
|Average Family Size||2.86|
|American Indian & Alaskan||4||0.3%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||8||0.6%|
|Est. 2005 Population||1,283|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||12.3%|
|French (except Basque)||1.9%|
According to the US Postal Service, Rutherford College, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Rutherfrd Col (28671)
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|1. Claremont, North Carolina||88.1||28.6%||13.4%||15.3%||20||$49,886||5.3%||4.3%||1,038||7%||105||0.2%||6.7|
|2. Weaver, Alabama||85.1||23.2%||12.1%||12.9%||26||$42,917||5.8%||12.9%||2,619||9.4%||71||0.3%||8|
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