Rutledge, TN Population

Population: 1,187. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,261 (+6.2% change)
Males: 549 (46.3%), Females: 638 (53.7%)

Grainger County

Zip code: 37861

Median resident age: 42.9 years
Median household income: $24,276
Median house value: $80,200

Races in Rutledge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.3%)
  • Black (2.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (25.2%), Irish (6.6%), German (5.8%), English (4.7%), Norwegian (1.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Elevation: 1015 feet

Land area: 4.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rutledge

  • High school or higher: 52.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rutledge town

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 16.3%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +143 (+13.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rutledge:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rutledge:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 47 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 79 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 90 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rutledge:

  • NEW TAZEWELL MUNICIPAL (about 9 miles; TAZEWELL, TN; Abbreviation: 3A2)
  • MOORE-MURRELL (about 14 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Abbreviation: MOR)
  • MIDDLESBORO-BELL COUNTY (about 27 miles; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Abbreviation: 1A6)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rutledge:

  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 12 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 37 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,843)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)

Schools

Public high schools in Rutledge:

  • RUTLEDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 780; Location: RT 4, BOX 51; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GRAINGER COUNTY ADULT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: PO BOX 38; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rutledge:

  • JOPPA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 617; Location: RT 1, BOX 235-A; Grades: KG – 08)
  • RUTLEDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 399; Location: RT. 4, BOX 51 A; Grades: 03 – 08)
  • RUTLEDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: RT 4, BOX 51A; Grades: KG – 02)

Libraries

Library in Rutledge:

  • GRAINGER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $21,864; Location: HWY 11W; 8,353 books; 1 audio materials; 13 video materials; 22 serial subscriptions)

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