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Demographics

People

Total Population4,187
Male Share of the Population40.4%
Female Share of the Population59.6%
Senior Citizens29.2%
Employed Population 16+1,541
Age of the Population54

Families

% of people married42.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25%
Median Earnings25+$27,201
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$6,313
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,869

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,536
% Above Poverty Level86.7%
% Below Poverty Level13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.3%
Median Gross Rent$636
Median House Value$124,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.6%
German18.4%
English10.3%
Irish8.2%
French Except Basque2.4%
Polish1.6%
Italian1.5%
Slovak1.4%
Welsh0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Rutherfordton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rutherford County
Standard Zip Codes28139
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.36
Approximate Longitude-81.96

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)

StationFOREST CITY 6 SW
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 50 F
Apr Temp42 to 71 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationSIMMS WATER PLANT
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 52 F
Apr Temp43 to 74 F
Jul Temp65 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 74 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
StationTRYON
Distance19.5 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp46 to 74 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip65.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bostic367$31,750
Ellenboro1,267$29,583
Mooresboro503$46,850
Ruth446$55,556
Spindale4,269$55,040

Rutherfordton Hospitals

Rutherford Hospital, Inc.
(Non-profit)
288 South Ridgecrest Ave.
(828) 286-5000

Rutherfordton Public Schools

Pinnacle Elementary School
1204 Painters Gap Road
ZIP: 28139
(828) 287-3440
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
R-s Central High School
641 Hwy 221 North
ZIP: 28139
(828) 287-3304
High
Total Enrollment 885
R-s Middle School
545 Charlotte Rd
ZIP: 28139
(828) 286-4461
Middle
Total Enrollment 650
Rutherfordton Elementary School
201 Bob Hardin Road
ZIP: 28139
(828) 287-3778
Primary
Total Enrollment 371

Rutherfordton Private Schools

Anath Christian Academy
217 Gilkey School Rd
ZIP: 28139
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
Pine Ridge Mennonite School
1010 Elliott Rd
ZIP: 28139
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Trinity Christian School
299 Deter St
ZIP: 28139
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
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