Rutherford, TN Population

Population: 1,272. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,245 (-2.1% change)
Males: 561 (44.1%), Females: 711 (55.9%)

Gibson County

Zip code: 38369

Median resident age: 40.3 years
Median household income: $29,954
Median house value: $48,900

Races in Rutherford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (77.4%)
  • Black (21.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (16.1%), English (12.2%), Irish (10.7%), German (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Elevation: 330 feet

Land area: 2.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rutherford

  • High school or higher: 66.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rutherford town

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 13.6%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -33 (-2.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rutherford:

  • GIBSON GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; TRENTON, TN)
  • HEALTHSOUTH CANE CREEK REHAB HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; MARTIN, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE-VOLUNTEER HOSPITL (about 19 miles; MARTIN, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rutherford:

  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 38 miles; JACKSON, TN; Abbreviation: MKL)
  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 66 miles; PADUCAH, KY; Abbreviation: PAH)
  • MILLINGTON MUNI (about 81 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; Abbreviation: NQA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rutherford:

  • EVERETT-STEWART (about 17 miles; UNION CITY, TN; Abbreviation: UCY)
  • GIBSON COUNTY (about 18 miles; TRENTON, TN; Abbreviation: TGC)
  • HUMBOLDT MUNI (about 24 miles; HUMBOLDT, TN; Abbreviation: M53)
Amtrak station near Rutherford:

  • 19 miles: NEWBERN/DYERSBURG (NEWBERN, 108 JEFFERSON ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rutherford:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 21 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,534)
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 89 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,979)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 93 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 15,831)
Public primary/middle school in Rutherford:

  • RUTHERFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 401; Location: 108 WEST KNOX ST; Grades: KG – 08)

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