Murfreesboro, TN
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Murfreesboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 126,118 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murfreesboro who work in office and administrative support (15.31%), sales jobs (13.13%), and management occupations (9.83%).

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.

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Murfreesboro really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Murfreesboro is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Murfreesboro more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Murfreesboro’s character and quality of life.

The education level of Murfreesboro citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.53% of adults in Murfreesboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Murfreesboro in 2010 was $26,499, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,996 for a family of four. However, Murfreesboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Murfreesboro is a very 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, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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