Murfreesboro, TN

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2020 Population
141,704
3.91% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
30.6
0.658% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13%
10.3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$60,683
2.13% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$257,500
8.19% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
76,110
3.29% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Murfreesboro, TN had a population of 142k people with a median age of 30.6 and a median household income of $60,683. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Murfreesboro, TN grew from 136,366 to 141,704, a 3.91% increase and its median household income declined from $62,003 to $60,683, a −2.13% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Murfreesboro, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.8%), White (Hispanic) (5.29%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.07%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.31%).

None of the households in Murfreesboro, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Murfreesboro, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Murfreesboro, TN are Middle Tennessee State University (4,977 degrees awarded in 2020), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro (212 degrees), and Allied Health Careers Institute (151 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Murfreesboro, TN was $257,500, and the homeownership rate was 51.9%.

Most people in Murfreesboro, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Murfreesboro, TN was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Murfreesboro, TN is home to a population of 142k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 6.94% of Murfreesboro, TN residents were born outside of the country (9.09k people).

In 2020, there were 3.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.3k people) in Murfreesboro, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2020 Citizenship
95.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.2% of Murfreesboro, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Murfreesboro, TN was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Murfreesboro, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    93.3k ± 2k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    26.6k ± 1.52k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.5k ± 1.24k
7.68%
Hispanic Population
10.9k people

In 2020, there were 3.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.3k people) in Murfreesboro, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.68% of the people in Murfreesboro, TN are hispanic (10.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    88,072 ± 7,239 people
  2. India
    23,811 ± 3,782 people
  3. Guatemala
    14,944 ± 2,998 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 88,072 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,811 and Guatemala with 14,944.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.94%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
9.09k people
7.21%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
9.1k people

As of 2018, 6.94% of Murfreesboro, TN residents (9.09k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Murfreesboro, TN was 7.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,006 ± 485
  2. Vietnam
    1,831 ± 342
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,369 ± 360

Murfreesboro, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Murfreesboro, TN employs 76.1k people. The largest industries in Murfreesboro, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,199 people), Retail Trade (9,354 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,706 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,700), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,250), and Finance & Insurance ($52,319).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,310. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

76.1k
2020 Value
± 2,813
3.29%
1 Year growth
± 4.82%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Murfreesboro, TN grew at a rate of 3.29%, from 73.7k employees to 76.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Murfreesboro, TN, are Sales & Related Occupations (8,872 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,776 people), and Management Occupations (7,879 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Murfreesboro, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

76.1k
2020 Value
± 2,813
3.29%
1 Year growth
± 4.82%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Murfreesboro, TN grew at a rate of 3.29%, from 73.7k employees to 76.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Murfreesboro, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,199 people), Retail Trade (9,354 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,706 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Murfreesboro, TN, though some of these residents may live in Murfreesboro, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,534
Median earning men ± $1,349
$31,527
Median earning women ± $1,133

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,238), Public Administration ($53,725), and Manufacturing ($52,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,921), Wholesale Trade ($52,292), and Information ($49,400).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $66B
  2. $49B
  3. $47B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Electronics with $66B, followed by Mixed freight ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($47B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$498B
2020 Value in Tennessee
$1.05T
Projected 2050 Value in Tennessee
111% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $498B. This is expected to increase 111% to $1.05T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $36.6B
  2. $29.5B
  3. $26.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $36.6B, followed by Texas with $29.5B and California and $26.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Murfreesboro, TN awarded 5,482 degrees. The student population of Murfreesboro, TN in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 10,282 male students and 12,754 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Murfreesboro, TN are White (3,653 and 69.7%), followed by Black or African American (927 and 17.7%), Hispanic or Latino (286 and 5.45%), and Asian (206 and 3.93%).

The largest universities in Murfreesboro, TN by number of degrees awarded are Middle Tennessee State University (4,977 and 90.8%), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro (212 and 3.87%), and Allied Health Careers Institute (151 and 2.75%).

The most popular majors in Murfreesboro, TN are General Business Administration & Management (285 and 5.2%), General Psychology (248 and 4.52%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (238 and 4.34%).

The median tuition cost in Murfreesboro, TN for a public four year colleges is $7,200 for in-state students and $25,872 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Murfreesboro, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 23,036 (44.6% men and 55.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 23,036 students enrolled in Murfreesboro, TN, 44.6% men and 55.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,952 records, of which 54.2% were women and 45.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 238 degree-majors awarded
  2. 221 degree-majors awarded
  3. 192 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Murfreesboro, TN was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 238 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Murfreesboro, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,977 degrees awarded
  2. 212 degrees awarded
  3. 151 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Middle Tennessee State University with 4,977 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,292 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Murfreesboro, TN, which is 0.718 times less than the 3,190 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,653 degrees mean that there were 3.94 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 927 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($21,004) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,870) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,260) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Some college (1.19M), and Bachelors Degree (883k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Murfreesboro, TN was $257,500 in 2020, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $238,000 to $257,500, a 8.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Murfreesboro, TN is 51.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Murfreesboro, TN have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Murfreesboro, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Murfreesboro, TN is $60,683. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Murfreesboro, TN was Census Tract 413.01 with a value of $124,327, followed by Census Tract 408.08 and Census Tract 412.02, with respective values of $110,227 and $95,776.

Property

$257,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,740
$27,114
Median Property Taxes
±$1,414

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Murfreesboro, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Murfreesboro, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

51.9%
Homeownership
2020
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 51.9% of the housing units in Murfreesboro, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 413.01
  2. Census Tract 408.08
  3. Census Tract 412.02

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Murfreesboro, TN was Census Tract 413.01 with a value of $124,327, followed by Census Tract 408.08 and Census Tract 412.02, with respective values of $110,227 and $95,776.

The following map shows all of the places in Murfreesboro, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$60,683
Median Household Income
± $4,088
48.6k
Number of Households
± 1,751

In 2020, the median household income of the 48.6k households in Murfreesboro, TN declined from $60,683 from the previous year's value of $62,003.

The following chart displays the households in Murfreesboro, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Murfreesboro, TN is from Tennessee.
0.463
2020 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2020, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.436% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.21%)

In 2020, 79% of workers in Murfreesboro, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (8.21%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Murfreesboro, TN have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.54% of the workforce in Murfreesboro, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Murfreesboro, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Murfreesboro, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Murfreesboro, TN (17.9k out of 137k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Murfreesboro, TN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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91.4% of the population of Murfreesboro, TN has health coverage, with 57.5% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 7.15% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Tennessee was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Rutherford County, TN see 2371 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.937% increase from the previous year (2349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1846 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1022 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Tennessee, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,371 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rutherford County, TN

Primary care physicians in Rutherford County, TN see an average of 2,371 patients per year. This represents a 0.937% increase from the previous year (2,349 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rutherford County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Tennessee across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.2% under 18 years, 31.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.57%
Uninsured
57.5%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
7.15%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Murfreesboro, TN declined by 1.64% from 8.71% to 8.57%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Murfreesboro, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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