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Murfreesboro, TN

Murfreesboro is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
130,968
Murfreesboro Population7
$
42,316
Median Income6
5.9
%
Unemployment Rate18
 

City Score

 

Population

Murfreesboro is one of the fastest growing mid-size cities in the United States. Since 2010, the city's population has grown by 27.6%, as compared to the country which grew by 6.2%.

Age

30.4
Median Age7
27.6
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Murfreesboro residents are mostly white and the city is becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 20.3% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 49.7%

Race

74
%
Tennessee Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Murfreesboro is at a low risk for natural disasters. The most common disasters are volcanoes, volcanoes, and volcanoes.

Weather

33
%
Chance of Rain11
56
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature36

 

Housing

The average home value in Murfreesboro increased by 64% since 2010 which is 21% higher than the national average and 20% higher than the state average

Rent

$
957
Monthly Average13
48
%
Renters37

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Murfreesboro is a very low tax location with no state or local income tax and property tax 34% lower than the national average, but sales tax 42% higher than the national average.

Other

0.73
%
Property Tax22
9.75
%
Sales Tax20
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax22

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)38

 

Employment

Murfreesboro has an average employment rate of 94% which is 1% higher than the national average. The largest employers are National Healthcare and Middle Tennessee State University

Income

12.6
%
<$25,0006
10.8
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry18

 

Politics

Murfreesboro is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results39

Representatives

Mayor28 Shane McFarland
Republican
House of Representative28 Scott DesJarlais
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Dekalb Community Hospital, is 32.4 miles from the center of Murfreesboro, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System - Alvin C. York (Murfreesboro) Campus, is 1.8 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is 31.3 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 No
Decriminalized29 No
 

Safety

In Tennessee, 46.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 48.9% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#39 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche31
#46 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub32
 

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