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Overview

Introduction to Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Murfreesboro is located in the central portion of Tennessee in Rutherford County. Nissan North America is one of the county's major employers.

History

The town was originally named Cannonsburgh and renamed Murfreesboro in tribute to Hardy Murfree, a Revolutionary War Hero. From 1818 to 1826 the city was the capital of Tennessee. In 1862, during the Civil War, the notable Battle of Stones River occurred near Murfreesboro. When the fighting was over, the city was utilized by the Union Army as a supply base.

Attractions

  • Cannonsburgh Village
  • Stones River National Battlefield
  • Oaklands Historic House Museum includes a home from the Civil War era featuring a distinctive Italianate design and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village
  • Stones River Mall is popular with shoppers
  • The Avenue of Murfreesboro is a prominent shopping location
  • The Rutherford County Courthouse is an impressive structure and is included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Stones River Greenway Arboretum
  • Sam Davis Home is located on a large acreage of scenic farmland and includes authentic slave residences
  • Black Cat Cave

Culture and Entertainment

  • Main Street Jazzfest
  • Center for the Arts features exhibits, concerts, dance productions and other events
  • Bradley Academy Museum
  • Tennessee Miller Coliseum
  • Bluesboro Rhythm & Blues Company features live entertainment
  • Murfreesboro Philharmonic is popular with residents

Activities

The Murfreesboro Greenway System includes the Stone River and Lylte Creek trails. The paths lead to Cannonsburgh Village, Fortress Rosecrans as well as Stones River National Battlefield. They're popular for walking, skating, jogging and bicycle riding. There are several other notable trails for recreation including Twin Forks Trail, Barfield Wilderness Loop Trail and the Stones River Battlefield Loop Trail. Barfield Crescent Park provides opportunities for picnicking, golfing and hiking. The Indian Hills Golf Club and the Old Fort Golf Course are popular with golf enthusiasts.

Transportation

The city is served by the Nashville International Airport and by the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.

Higher Education

Murfreesboro is home to Middle Tennessee State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population122,007
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens8.8%
Employed Population 16+62,410
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.8%
Median Earnings25+$37,316
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,732
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,650

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,099
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone26.4%
Median Gross Rent$925
Median House Value$186,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.6%
English9.8%
German9.7%
Irish9.2%
Italian2.5%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque1.7%
Polish1.5%
African1.3%
Dutch1%
Arab1%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Liberian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Murfreesboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rutherford County
Standard Zip Codes37127, 37128, 37129, 37130
P.O. Box Zip Codes37133
Company Zip Codes37131, 37132
Phone Area Codes615
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.78
Approximate Longitude-86.33

Murfreesboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMURFREESBORO 5 N
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.9 inches
StationSHELBYVILLE WATER DEPT
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 48 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip57.1 inches
StationNASHVILLE INTL AP
Distance24.9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp47 to 70 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches

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LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburntown285$56,875
Bell Buckle401$79,375
Eagleville726$66,563
La Vergne34,451$58,834
Nolensville6,724$111,919
Smyrna45,369$65,871

Murfreesboro Public Libraries

Linebaugh Public Library
105 WEST VINE STREET
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
(615) 893-4131

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Murfreesboro Hospitals

Va Medical Center - Alvin C. York Campus
(Government - Federal)
3400 Lebanon Pike
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital-er
1700 Medical Center Pkwy
(615) 396-4100
Middle Tennessee Medical Center
400 N. Highland Avenue
(615) 386-4995
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
(Non-profit)
1700 Medical Center Parkway
(615) 849-4100

Murfreesboro Public Schools

Buchanan Elementary
6050 Manchester Hw
ZIP: 37127
(615) 893-3651
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Whitworth-buchanan Middle School
555 Manchester Hw
ZIP: 37127
(615) 904-6765
Middle
Total Enrollment 851
Barfield Elementary
350 Barfield- Crescent Rd
ZIP: 37128
(615) 904-3810
Primary
Total Enrollment 948
Blackman Elementary School
586 Fortress Bl
ZIP: 37128
(615) 904-3795
Primary
Total Enrollment 880
Blackman High School
3956 Blaze Dr
ZIP: 37128
(615) 904-3850
High
Total Enrollment 2021
Blackman Middle School
3945 Blaze Dr
ZIP: 37128
(615) 904-3880
Middle
Total Enrollment 1212
Cason Lane Academy
1330 Cason La
ZIP: 37128
(615) 898-7148
Primary
Total Enrollment 723
Overall Creek Elementary
429 Otter Trail
ZIP: 37128
(615) 624-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 562
Riverdale High School
802 Warrior Dr
ZIP: 37128
(615) 890-6450
High
Total Enrollment 1864
Rutherford County Adult High School
2240 Southpark Drive #1
ZIP: 37128
(615) 896-0876
High
Scales Elementary School
2340 St. Andrews Dr
ZIP: 37128
(615) 895-5279
Primary
Total Enrollment 877
Brown's Chapel Elementary School
6128 Baker Rd
ZIP: 37129
(615) 904-6755
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Erma Siegel Elementary
135 W Thompson La
ZIP: 37129
(615) 904-1002
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Mcfadden School Of Excellence
221 Bridge Av
ZIP: 37129
(615) 893-7251
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Mitchell-neilson Elementary
711 Clark Bl
ZIP: 37129
(615) 890-7841
Primary
Total Enrollment 819
Mitchell-neilson Primary
1303 Jones Bl
ZIP: 37129
(615) 895-2904
Northfield Elementary
550 W Northfield Bl
ZIP: 37129
(615) 895-7324
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Siegel High School
3300 Siegel Rd
ZIP: 37129
(615) 904-3800
High
Total Enrollment 1783
Siegel Middle School
355 West Thompson La
ZIP: 37129
(615) 904-3830
Middle
Total Enrollment 1039
Walter Hill Elementary
6309 Lebanon Pk
ZIP: 37129
(615) 893-8046
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Wilson Elementary School
1545 Cutoff Rd
ZIP: 37129
(615) 904-3840
Primary
Total Enrollment 800
Black Fox Elementary
1753 South Rutherford Bl
ZIP: 37130
(615) 893-6395
Primary
Total Enrollment 830
Bradley Academy - An Arts Integrated School
511 Mercury Bl
ZIP: 37130
(615) 895-2672
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Central Magnet School
701 East Main St
ZIP: 37130
(615) 904-6789
Other
Total Enrollment 1230
Daniel Mckee Alternative School
2623 Halls Hill Pk
ZIP: 37130
(615) 890-2282
Other
Total Enrollment 46
Discovery School
1165 Middle Tennessee Bl
ZIP: 37130
(615) 895-4973
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Hobgood Elementary
307 Baird La
ZIP: 37130
(615) 895-2744
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Holloway High School
619 South Highland Av
ZIP: 37130
(615) 890-6004
High
Total Enrollment 118
John Pittard Elementary
745 Dejarnett La
ZIP: 37130
(615) 893-2313
Primary
Total Enrollment 989
Oakland High School
2225 Patriot Dr
ZIP: 37130
(615) 904-3780
High
Total Enrollment 1983
Oakland Middle School
853 Dejarnette La
ZIP: 37130
(615) 904-6760
Middle
Total Enrollment 1046
Reeves-rogers Elementary
1807 Greenland Dr
ZIP: 37130
(615) 895-4973
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Ruth Bowdoin Preschool At Bellwood
1165 Middle Tennessee Bl
ZIP: 37130
(615) 893-2313
Homer Pittard Campus School
Box 4, M T S U, 923 East Lytle Street
ZIP: 37132
(615) 895-1030
Primary
Total Enrollment 248

Murfreesboro Private Schools

Bible Church Academy
6371 Bradyville Pike
ZIP: 37127
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Bill Rice Christian Academy
1812 Bill Rice Ranch Rd
ZIP: 37128
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
Franklin Road Christian School
3124 Franklin Rd
ZIP: 37128
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 265
Rutherford Academy
2320 Southgate Blvd
ZIP: 37128
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 44
Middle Tennessee Christian School
100 E Mtcs Rd
ZIP: 37129
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 621
Montessori Weaver School
111 Mtcs Dr
ZIP: 37129
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Bellwood Christian Academy
1140 Middle Tennessee Blvd
ZIP: 37130
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Cedar Grove School
1640 Lascassas Pike
ZIP: 37130
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
Genesis Teen Learning Center
802 S Church St
ZIP: 37130
Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
Providence Christian Academy
410 Dejarnette Ln
ZIP: 37130
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 296
Rutherford County Community Learning Center
1710 S Church St Ste 5
ZIP: 37130
Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
St Rose Of Lima Catholic School
1601 N Tennessee Blvd
ZIP: 37130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 317
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