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People

Total Population 1,420
Male Share of the Population 43.5%
Female Share of the Population 56.5%
Senior Citizens 23.3%
Employed Population 16+ 640
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 49.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,625
% Above Poverty Level 90.9%
% Below Poverty Level 9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.1%
Median Gross Rent $572
Median House Value $137,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 13.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rutherford College Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NW of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Burke
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.
Latitude 35.748
Longitude -81.522

Rutherford College Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HICKORY RGNL AP
Distance 7.9 miles
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
Station MORGANTON
Distance 8.1 miles
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
Distance 29.5 miles
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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rutherford College, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rutherfrd Col (28671)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Drexel 1,869 $45,139
Granite Falls 4,683 $57,021
Hildebran 2,173 $43,796
Hudson 3,732 $58,995
Rhodhiss 846 $35,469
Valdese 4,471 $63,638

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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