Rutherford College, North Carolina

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Rutherford College, North Carolina

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High Points

Rutherford College strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Rutherford College Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 17% Rutherford College Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Rutherford College, North Carolina

Comparing Rutherford College to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Racial Diversity 7 2
Age of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Male Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
Median Family Income 6 6
College Educated Adults 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
People Living Alone 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Rutherford College Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,293 100%
Male 592 45.8%
Female 701 54.2%
Under 18 306 23.7%
18+ 987 76.3%
65+ 204 15.8%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 2.86
White 1,212 93.7%
African-American 5 0.4%
Asian 55 4.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 15 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.6%

Estimated Rutherford College Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,283
Growth -10
Growth % -0.8%

Rutherford College Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 23.9%
US/American 19.2%
English 14.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.3%
Irish 8.8%
Italian 4.5%
Scottish 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Dutch 2.5%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Polish 1.4%
Ukrainian 1.1%
European 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Canadian 0.6%
Greek 0.4%
Norwegian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rutherford College 1,293 $42,206
Drexel 1,938 $41,917
Granite Falls 4,612 $47,064
Hildebran 1,472 $43,542
Hudson 3,078 $42,000
Rhodhiss 366 $41,875
Valdese 4,485 $41,411
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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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