Rutherford County Population Growth = One of the Fastest Growing TN Counties

May 10, 2021 at 10:52 am by WGNS

Rutherford County (TN) Property Assessor Rob Mitchell told WGNS news that recent census data puts the population growth rate at tops in the Volunteer State.

Rutherford County's estimated population is 347,561, with a current growth rate of 2.25% in the past year, according to the most recent United States census data. This makes Rutherford County the 5th largest county in Tennessee.

However, when you look to the 2010 census and compare it to recent census numbers – it proves that Rutherford County has been the fastest growing county in Tennessee.

The 2010 Population was counted at 263,708 residents. Since that time, the area has seen a growth of 31.80%. Those numbers show that Rutherford County has the fastest growth rate of any county in Tennessee.

The current parcel count rings in at 136,067, which is an increase of 6,446 parcels over the entire 2020 year.

Looking back to 2010, the Rutherford County parcel count was 107,820. Mitchell told WGNS in an email, “Our parcels have increased by 28,247 over the last decade. That is an increase of 26.20%”

Population (Projected) Estimates for 2021:

- Davidson County: 701,400 Residents
- Shelby County: 938,768 Residents
- Knox County: 478,423 Residents
- Hamilton County: 374,826 Residents
- Rutherford County: 347,561 Residents

Mitchell told WGNS that the last time Rutherford County saw a decrease in residents was in 1930. That one year recorded a loss of population that equaled 773 residents. In fact, between 1890 and 1930, there was a decrease in the Rutherford County population that added up to 4,455 residents.

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