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Where is Rutherford County, North Carolina?

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Rutherford County is a county equivalent area found in North Carolina, USA. The county government of Rutherford is found in the county seat of Rutherfordton.

With a total 1,465.54 sq. km of land and water area, Rutherford County, North Carolina is the 1953rd largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 66,600 people, Rutherford County has a total 33650 households earning 36334 on average per year.

Rutherford County, North Carolina - Quick Facts

FIPS Code 37161
Area Codes 828
Time Zone EST
Major Cities Forest City (population: 20,903), Rutherfordton (population: 19,962), Ellenboro (population: 7,911), Mooresboro (population: 7,502), Bostic (population: 5,522), Spindale (population: 3,900), Lake Lure (population: 2,370), Union Mills (population: 2,346), Henrietta (population: 716), Caroleen (population: 122)
Land Area 25,714 sq miles
Water Area 564 sq miles
Household Income $36,334
Housing Units 33,650
Median Home Value $108,600
High School Grads 82% of population
Holders of Bachelors Degrees 17% of population
Retail Spending $10,144 per capita
Food & Accomodation Sales $60,170 per capita
Universities and Colleges Isothermal Community College

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This page was last updated on June 30, 2016.