2020 U.S. Census Numbers Show Rutherford County has Just Under 350,000 Residents

Oct 15, 2021 at 02:10 pm by WGNS


New U.S. Census numbers are in and it looks as if Rutherford County has just under 342-thousand residents.

County Commission District 20 had the highest rate of growth of any district in the state, according to Election Administrator Alan Farley.

Population Count for each city within Rutherford County, TN:

Murfreesboro, TN 152,769 Residents
Smyrna, TN 53,070 Residents
LaVergne, TN 38,719 Residents
Eagleville, TN 813 Residents

Once the areas outside of each city are factored into the count, the population of Rutherford County officially stands 341,486 residents.

Rutherford County is at the epicenter of the most rapid population expansion and related demand for necessary services in the history of the state, according to property assessor Rob Mitchell. “We must be prepared to adapt and adopt new processes which streamline operations and expand services to our citizens,” Mitchell said on Friday.

Three of the twenty largest cities in the Volunteer State are in Rutherford County, as seen in the below list.

Census Certified Populations of Cities top 20 Ranked

1. Memphis 633,104
2. Nashville 511,456
3. Knoxville 190,740
4. Chattanooga 181,099
5. Clarksville 166,722
6. Murfreesboro 152,769
7. Franklin 83,454
8. Johnson City 71,046
9. Jackson 68,205
10. Hendersonville 61,753
11. Kingsport 55,442
12. Smyrna 53,070
13. Spring Hill 50,005
14. Brentwood 45,373
15. Gallatin 44,431
16. Columbia 41,690
17. Mt. Juliet 39,289
18. La Vergne 38,719
19. Lebanon 38,431
20. Cookeville 34,842

The population for all counties in Tennessee adds up to 6,910,840 residents. 

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Rutherford County remains the 5th largest county in Tennessee: 

1. Shelby County, TN 929,7444
2. Davidson County, TN 715,884
3. Knox County, TN 478,971
4. Hamilton County, TN 366,207
5. Rutherford County, TN 341,486

See the entire report from the U.S. Census Bureau Here.

 

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