Rutherford, Tennessee

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Rutherford is a town in Gibson County, Tennessee, United States. At the 2000 census, its population was at 1,272.



Rutherford is located at 36°07′32″N 88°59′24″W / 36.125689°N 88.990051°W / 36.125689; -88.990051.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2) of it is land and 0.44% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,272 people, 542 households, and 365 families residing in the town. The population density was 565.1 people per square mile (218.3/km2). There were 589 housing units at an average density of 261.7/sq mi (101.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.91% White, 21.23% African American, 0.08% Native American, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 542 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 78.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,954, and the median income for a family was $37,656. Males had a median income of $27,143 versus $17,093 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,311. About 10.4% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

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