Rutherford County is located in western North Carolina. The County Seat is Rutherfordton and the largest city is Forest City . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.rutherfordcountync.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 66,600 and the 2010 census population was 67,809. The land area is 564.15 square miles and there are 120.2 persons per square mile.
87.3% of the population is White, 10% is Black or African American, 3.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 81.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 17% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $108,600, there are 27,214 households, an average of 2.43 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,551, the median household income is $36,334, and 21.5% of the persons in Rutherford County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,264. Retail sales (in $1000) were $640,132, and sales per capita were $10,144. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.2%.
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