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Rutherfordton is a town in Rutherford County, in the Forest City metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Griffith Rutherford.
The latitude of Rutherfordton is 35.369N. The longitude is -81.956W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 965 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,066.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rutherfordton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rutherford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28160 ZIP code.
12% of Rutherfordton residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rutherfordton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rutherfordton was $21,742, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Rutherfordton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Rutherfordton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $317. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,019.
Rutherford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rutherfordton political report.
The average commute time for Rutherfordton workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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