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

2000 182,029 people

2010 288,906 people

58.7% increase

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

5 Major Employers

  • Nissan North America: 8,500
  • National HealthCare Corp: 3,250
  • Middle Tenessee State University: 2,174
  • Ingram Content Group Inc. : 1,807
  • State Farm Insurance Cos. : 1,650

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

NerdWallet, May 2015

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