Rutherford County

Rutherford County is one of the nation’s fastest-growing counties and is located at the geographic center of Tennessee. Rutherford County is the fifth largest and the second fastest growing county in the state. Located southeast of Nashville, Nissan operates a major automotive plant in Smyrna. Murfreesboro, the county seat, is home to Middle Tennessee State University, with over 22,000 students.


Rutherford Co. Population

2010 262,604 people

2018 324,890 people

23.7% increase

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

5 Major Employers

  • Nissan North America: 8,500
  • National HealthCare Corp: 3,250
  • Ingram Content Grouop: 1,801
  • State Farm Insurance Cos.: 1,650
  • Amazon: 1,621

Voted One of Best Places for Millennial Job Seekers in Tennessee.

NerdWallet, May 2015

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