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People

Total Population 4,193
Male Share of the Population 44.1%
Female Share of the Population 55.9%
Senior Citizens 26%
Employed Population 16+ 1,509
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,294
% Above Poverty Level 82.2%
% Below Poverty Level 17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $613
Median House Value $151,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 8.9%

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

Rutherfordton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles SE of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Rutherford
Standard Zip Codes 28139
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.369
Longitude -81.956

Rutherfordton 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 FOREST CITY 6 SW
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 50 F
Apr Temp 42 to 71 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station SIMMS WATER PLANT
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 52 F
Apr Temp 43 to 74 F
Jul Temp 65 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Station TRYON
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 65.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Gilkey (28139)

Logan Station (28139)

Shingle Hollow (28139)

Westminster (28139)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bostic 360 $32,500
Ellenboro 1,250 $28,813
Mooresboro 486 $47,216
Ruth 439 $44,219
Spindale 4,279 $43,803

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

Rutherfordton Hospitals

RUTHERFORD HOSPITAL INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
288 SOUTH RIDGECREST AVE
(828) 286-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Rutherfordton High Schools

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R S CENTRAL
HWY 221
828-287-3304
Serves 1,121 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

RUTHERFORD OPPORTUNITY CENTER
132 RUTH SCHOOL CIRCLE
828-287-5075
A Non-traditional School
Serves 19 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.9

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