Murfreesboro, TN

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Population

126,188

3.43% growth

Median Age

30.3


Median Household Income

$57,753

8.47% growth

Poverty Rate

15%


Number of Employees

67,019

6% growth

Median Property Value

$198,800

6.77% growth

About

In 2017, Murfreesboro, TN had a population of 126k people with a median age of 30.3 and a median household income of $57,753. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Murfreesboro, TN grew from 122,007 to 126,188, a 3.43% increase and its median household income grew from $53,241 to $57,753, a 8.47% increase.

The population of Murfreesboro, TN is 68.2% White Alone, 17.9% Black or African American Alone, and 6.55% Hispanic or Latino. 8.95% of the people in Murfreesboro, TN speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Murfreesboro, TN are Middle Tennessee State University (4,919 degrees awarded in 2016), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro (243 degrees), and Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro (120 degrees).

The median property value in Murfreesboro, TN is $198,800, and the homeownership rate is 52.7%. Most people in Murfreesboro, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Murfreesboro, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Murfreesboro, TN employs 67k people. The largest industries in Murfreesboro, TN are Retail Trade (8,955 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,680 people), and Manufacturing (7,963 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,545), Utilities ($79,181), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,719).

Median household income in Murfreesboro, TN is $57,753. Males in Murfreesboro, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Murfreesboro, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,753

2017 value

± $1,909

8.47%

1 Year Growth

± 3.96%

Households in Murfreesboro, TN have a median annual income of $57,753, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,241 in 2016, which represents a 8.47% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Murfreesboro, TN made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Murfreesboro, TN workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Murfreesboro, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 413.01

  2. Census Tract 412.01

  3. Census Tract 411.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Murfreesboro, TN was Census Tract 413.01 with a value of $99,844, followed by Census Tract 412.01 and Census Tract 411.01, with respective values of $94,243 and $90,354.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Murfreesboro, TN (18.3k out of 122k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,167 ± 1,008

  2. Black

    5,249 ± 691

  3. Hispanic

    2,118 ± 422

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

67k

2017 Value

± 2,214

6%

1 Year growth

± 4.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Murfreesboro, TN grew at a rate of 6%, from 63.2k employees to 67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Murfreesboro, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,822 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,520 people), and Management Occupations (6,967 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Murfreesboro, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Murfreesboro, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,822 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,520 people), and Management Occupations (6,967 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Murfreesboro, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.4 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.24 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Murfreesboro, TN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,625), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,886), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,603).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

67k

2017 Value

± 2,214

6%

1 Year growth

± 4.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Murfreesboro, TN grew at a rate of 6%, from 63.2k employees to 67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Murfreesboro, TN, are Retail Trade (8,955 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,680 people), and Manufacturing (7,963 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Murfreesboro, TN, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (8,955 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,680 people), and Manufacturing (7,963 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Murfreesboro, TN has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.63 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.43 times), and Information (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Murfreesboro, TN, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,545), Utilities ($79,181), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,719).

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Domestic Trade

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. $33.7B

  2. $31.1B

  3. $26.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $33.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $31.1B and Mixed freight and $26.9B.

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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$333B

2015 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

57.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% to $525B by 2045.

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. $27.6B

  2. $17.3B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $27.6B, followed by Texas with $17.3B and Georgia and $16.7B.

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

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Health

90% of the population of Murfreesboro, TN has health coverage, with 58.2% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 6.17% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.96% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Murfreesboro, TN see 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 742 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1382 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1382 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10%

Uninsured

58.2%

Employer Coverage

10.6%

Medicaid

6.17%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.96%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Murfreesboro, TN declined by 10.1% from 11.2% to 10%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Murfreesboro, TN is home to a population of 126k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.21% of Murfreesboro, TN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Murfreesboro, TN is composed of 86.1k White Alone residents (68.2%), 22.6k Black or African American Alone residents (17.9%), 8.27k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.55%), 4.46k Two or More Races residents (3.53%), 4.44k Asian Alone residents (3.52%), 223 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.177%), 114 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0903%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Murfreesboro, TN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,727 speakers), Laotian (1,370 speakers), and Arabic (547 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Murfreesboro, TN was 30.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Murfreesboro, TN are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Murfreesboro, TN residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.21%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.85%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.21% of Murfreesboro, TN residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Murfreesboro, TN was 6.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Murfreesboro, TN was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Murfreesboro, TN residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.7% of Murfreesboro, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Murfreesboro, TN was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    86.1k ± 1.48k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    22.6k ± 1.28k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8.27k ± 1.02k

In 2017, there were 3.81 times more White Alone residents (86.1k people) in Murfreesboro, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.6k Black or African American Alone and 8.27k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Murfreesboro, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,727 speakers (4.29%)

  2. Laotian

    1,370 speakers (1.24%)

  3. Arabic

    547 speakers (0.497%)

8.95% of Murfreesboro, TN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Murfreesboro, TN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.29% of the overall population of Murfreesboro, TN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.24% speak Laotian and 0.497% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,749 ± 272

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,733 ± 390

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,478 ± 342

Murfreesboro, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Murfreesboro, TN awarded 5,335 degrees. The student population of Murfreesboro, TN is skewed towards women, with 10,248 male students and 12,621 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Murfreesboro, TN are White (3,734 and 72.6%), followed by Black or African American (885 and 17.2%), Hispanic or Latino (203 and 3.95%), and Asian (148 and 2.88%).

The largest universities in Murfreesboro, TN by number of degrees awarded are Middle Tennessee State University (4,919 and 92.2%), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro (243 and 4.55%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro (120 and 2.25%).

The most popular majors in Murfreesboro, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (393 and 7.37%), General Business Administration & Management (293 and 5.49%), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (286 and 5.36%).

The median tuition costs in Murfreesboro, TN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,600 and $23,736 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 281 degrees awarded

  2. 221 degrees awarded

  3. 393 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Murfreesboro, TN was Mass Communication & Media Studies with 281 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,919 degrees awarded

  2. 243 degrees awarded

  3. 120 degrees awarded

$6,600

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Murfreesboro, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Middle Tennessee State University with 4,919 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,283

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,052

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,283 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Murfreesboro, TN, which is 0.748 times less than the 3,052 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Murfreesboro, TN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,734 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    885 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    203 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Murfreesboro, TN were to White students. These 3,734 degrees mean that there were 4.22 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 885 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Murfreesboro, TN was $198,800 in 2017, which is 0.914 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $186,200 to $198,800, a 6.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Murfreesboro, TN is 52.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Murfreesboro, TN have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Murfreesboro, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,753

Median Household Income

± $1,909

47k

Number of Households

± 1,679

In 2017, the median household income of the 47k households in Murfreesboro, TN grew to $57,753 from the previous year's value of $53,241.

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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Housing

Property Value

$198,800

2017 Median

± $5,547

$186,200

2016 Median

± $4,076

In 2017, the median property value in Murfreesboro, TN grew to to $198,800 from the previous year's value of $186,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Murfreesboro, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Murfreesboro, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Murfreesboro, TN 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.

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Rent vs Own

52.7%

2017 Homeownership

50.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.7% of the housing units in Murfreesboro, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Murfreesboro, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Murfreesboro, TN have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Murfreesboro, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.15%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Murfreesboro, TN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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