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
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.