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Murfreesboro, TN
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Murfreesboro profile

Living in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro is a relatively large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 162,398 people and 37 associated neighborhoods, Murfreesboro is the sixth largest community in Tennessee. Much of the housing stock in Murfreesboro was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Murfreesboro economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Murfreesboro, where the median household income is $70,451.00.

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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Murfreesboro telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.03% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 that you will notice about Murfreesboro is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Murfreesboro a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

The citizens of Murfreesboro are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.48% of adults in Murfreesboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Murfreesboro in 2018 was $36,126, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,504 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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Murfreesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.