Rutherford County, Tennessee

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Rutherford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 182,023. By 2009, the population was estimated at 257,048, making Rutherford County the fastest-growing county in Tennessee.[1] Its county seat is Murfreesboro[2], which is also the geographic center of Tennessee, as well as the center of population of Tennessee.[3] The county is included in the Nashville-DavidsonMurfreesboroFranklin Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 624 square miles (1,616 km²), of which 619 square miles (1,603 km²) is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) (0.81%) is water.

Snail Shell Cave, located in the Rockvale Community is a very large and biologically important cave. It is owned and managed by the Southeastern Cave Conservancy Incorporated (SCCI). The cave system drains over 100 square miles of land and the water re-emerges at a major spring on the Stones River.

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As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 182,023 people, 66,443 households, and 47,440 families residing in the county. The population density was 294 people per square mile (114/km²). There were 70,616 housing units at an average density of 114 per square mile (44/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.73% White, 9.51% Black or African American, 1.90% Asian, 0.29% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.32% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 2.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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