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Demographics

People

Total Population1,434
Male Share of the Population40%
Female Share of the Population60%
Senior Citizens29.6%
Employed Population 16+626
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married47.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.1%
Median Earnings25+$29,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,267

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,768
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$561
Median House Value$139,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.9%
German21.3%
Irish12.1%
Scottish9.8%
English7.7%
Italian3.3%
Dutch2%
French Except Basque0.9%
Polish0.6%
Swedish0.3%
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Rutherford College Almanac

CategoryValue
County Burke County
P.O. Box Zip Codes28671
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.75
Approximate Longitude-81.53

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)

StationHICKORY RGNL AP
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.9 inches
StationMORGANTON
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 49 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationBLOWING ROCK 1 NW
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 76 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip67.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Drexel1,966$51,500
Granite Falls4,686$65,504
Hildebran2,076$42,109
Hudson3,733$58,536
Rhodhiss1,026$38,750
Valdese4,467$56,206

Rutherford College Public Schools

Rutherford College Elem
170 Honeycutt Drive
ZIP: 28671
(828) 879-8870
Primary
Total Enrollment 227
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