Rutherford College, North Carolina

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Rutherford College is a town in Burke County, North Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 1,293. It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Rutherford College is located at 35°44′45″N 81°31′43″W / 35.74583°N 81.52861°W / 35.74583; -81.52861 (35.745825, -81.528737).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,293 people, 541 households, and 381 families residing in the town. The population density was 568.0 people per square mile (219.0/km²). There were 570 housing units at an average density of 250.4/sq mi (96.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.74% White, 0.39% African American, 0.31% Native American, 4.25% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 541 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,579, and the median income for a family was $42,206.


Hickory‡ | Morganton

Connellys Springs | Drexel | Glen Alpine | Hildebran | Long View‡ | Rhodhiss‡ | Rutherford College | Valdese

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