Murfreesboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 141,344 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Murfreesboro is the sixth largest community in Tennessee.
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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Murfreesboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (12.29%), office and administrative support (12.15%), and management occupations (9.44%).
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.
Murfreesboro is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Murfreesboro is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Murfreesboro a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. 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.
Murfreesboro is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.49% of adults in Murfreesboro have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Murfreesboro in 2010 was $29,851, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,404 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 Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Murfreesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.