Rutledge, Tennessee

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High Points

Rutledge strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Tennessee):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Rutledge Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Rutledge Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Rutledge Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Rutledge, Tennessee

Comparing Rutledge to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Tennessee (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 5
College Educated Adults 3 4
Median Family Income 3 4
People Above Poverty 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Working at Home 6 8
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 4 5

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Rutledge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles NE of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky
County Grainger
Standard Zip Codes 37861
Phone Area Codes 865
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.28
Longitude -83.515

Rutledge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 68 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
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Rutledge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,187 100%
Male 549 46.3%
Female 638 53.7%
Under 18 225 19%
18+ 962 81%
65+ 302 25.4%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.76
White 1,150 96.9%
African-American 24 2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 5 0.4%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1%

Estimated Rutledge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,261
Growth 74
Growth % 6.2%

Rutledge 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
US/American 54.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
Irish 9.5%
English 9.1%
German 7.7%
Norwegian 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Swedish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.9%
British 0.7%
Italian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rutledge 1,187 $33,571
Blaine 1,585 $35,417
Jefferson City 7,760 $33,964
Morristown 24,965 $33,391
New Market 1,234 $45,298
New Tazewell 2,871 $31,458
Tazewell 2,165 $32,813

Rutledge Public Libraries

Grainger County Public Library
Rutledge, Tennessee
(865) 828-4784

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