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Time Zone: Rutherford County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Murfreesboro is the Seat for Rutherford County.

Rutherford County was founded in 1803. Rutherford was created by taking area from Davidson, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Rutherford had a population of 257,048 people. This is an increase of 41.22% since the last Census (which gave a population of 182,023 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Rutherford represented 3.2% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010262,604+44.27%+2.16% since 2009
2009257,048+41.22%+2.67% since 2008
2008250,366+37.55%+3.45% since 2007
2007242,005+32.95% 
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2000182,023The Last Census

More information can be found on the Rutherford County Census Page for Rutherford County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Rutherford County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Rutherford County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Murfreesboro   105,20968,81652.9% increase  
Smyrna   39,72425,56955.4% increase  
La Vergne   30,86218,68765.2% increase  
Plainview   2,0491,8669.81% increase  
Eagleville   52746413.58% increase  

Websites for Rutherford County

Official Website:   www.rutherfordcounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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