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Murfreesboro is a city in Rutherford County, in the Nashville-Davidson metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Hardy Murfree, officer in the Revolutionary War and land speculator
The latitude of Murfreesboro is 35.845N. The longitude is -86.39W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 78,074.
Confederate and Union forces fought here in 1862, with both sides suffering huge loss of life; 23,000 soldiers died
Sections below provide additional information and links about Murfreesboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rutherford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nashville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37127 ZIP code.
12% of Murfreesboro residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Murfreesboro ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Murfreesboro was $20,219, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Murfreesboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Murfreesboro include East Main Street Historic District, North Maney Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Murfreesboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $518. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,063.
Libraries in Murfreesboro include Linebaugh Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Murfreesboro include Daily News Journal
TV stations in Murfreesboro include WETV-LP, WHTN.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMOT.
Rutherford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Murfreesboro political report.
The average commute time for Murfreesboro workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Murfreesboro between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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