Murfreesboro is a relatively large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 152,769 people and 37 constituent neighborhoods, Murfreesboro is the sixth largest community in Tennessee. Murfreesboro has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Murfreesboro, where the median household income is $60,683.00.
Murfreesboro real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Murfreesboro house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Murfreesboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Murfreesboro is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murfreesboro who work in sales jobs (11.66%), office and administrative support (11.53%), and management occupations (10.35%).
Also of interest is that Murfreesboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.21% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Murfreesboro, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Murfreesboro is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Murfreesboro a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The education level of Murfreesboro citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.30% of adults in Murfreesboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Murfreesboro in 2018 was $31,259, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,036 for a family of four. However, Murfreesboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Murfreesboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Murfreesboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Murfreesboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Murfreesboro include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Murfreesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.