Rutherfordton, North CarolinaRutherfordton
is a town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 4,131. It is the county seat
of Rutherford County6
Geography\nRutherfordton is located at 35°21'59" North, 81°57'32" West (35.366306, -81.959024)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 10.8 km²
). 10.8 km² (4.2 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 4,131 people, 1,602 households, and 1,047 families residing in the town. The population density
is 382.5/km² (990.1/mi²). There are 1,765 housing units at an average density of 163.4/km² (423.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 84.17% White, 13.60% African American
, 0.12% Native American
, 0.73% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,602 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% are married couples living together, 13.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% are non-families. 31.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.33 and the average family size is 2.91.
In the town the population is spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $37,941, and the median income for a family is $47,381. Males have a median income of $34,592 versus $23,371 for females. The per capita income for the town is $21,742. 10.8% of the population and 8.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.4% are under the age of 18 and 12.6% are 65 or older.