Rutherfordton is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,182 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rutherfordton is the 185th largest community in North Carolina.
Rutherfordton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rutherfordton is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rutherfordton who work in office and administrative support (18.68%), teaching (9.44%), and management occupations (8.98%).
Rutherfordton is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Rutherfordton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.41% of adults in Rutherfordton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rutherfordton in 2010 was $23,911, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,644 for a family of four. However, Rutherfordton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rutherfordton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rutherfordton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rutherfordton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rutherfordton include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Rutherfordton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and German.