Rutherfordton, NC
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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 91.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rutherfordton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rutherfordton who work in office and administrative support (18.27%), management occupations (10.42%), and sales jobs (10.17%).

Being a small town, Rutherfordton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Rutherfordton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.10% of adults in Rutherfordton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rutherfordton in 2010 was $26,178, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,712 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 Spanish and Chinese.

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