Mufreesboro, TN

   Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Murfreesboro has a population of 68,957. Once the state capitol of Tennessee, Murfreesboro is located in the geographical center of Tennessee. It is a few miles south of Nashville in Rutherford County, where it holds the counties seat. It is the largest city in Rutherford County. The rich Southern history so delicately preserved is apparent in downtown Murfreesboro as you look at the antebellum Courthouses and the century old houses in antebellum architecture that line the main street.

Home to one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war, Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro has worked hard to preserve the history that is important to the United States. Murfreesboro has its very own full sized pioneering village, Cannonsburgh. There is plenty of history to explore as you walk along the pathways that show exactly how pioneer life was in Murfreesboro hundreds of years ago. There is a working blacksmith's shop, a one room schoolhouse and a general store. There are also many beautiful park and recreation areas as well. One of the largest parks is The Stones River Greenway. The Greenway stretches over a 10 mile stretch. It is a treeshaded walking path that connects the Fortress Rosencrans to the Stone River National Battlefield to Cannonsburgh.

Murfreesboro is home to several businesses. The Alvin C. York Veterans Administration Medical Center serves the people of Murfreesboro and some of the other cities in Rutherford County. Verizon Wireless is in the process of building a new customer service call center which will open up several jobs in Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro is also home to the award winning Cable Channel 3.

Like nearby cities, La Vergne and Smyrna education is held in high standards in Murfreesboro. The cities of Rutherford County have proven this, as national tests show that students have surpassed their peers on every level of study. There are 10 elementary schools, four private primary schools, 2 middle schools, six public high schools, and for private high schools located in Murfreesboro.

For those who have an interest in higher education Murfreesboro is home to Middle Tennessee State University, a sprawling 500-acre campus with approximately 20,000 students. The Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro, The Middle Tennessee Barber and Styling College, and the Commercial Driver Institute Inc. are also located in the city. Your educational opportunities are nearly unlimited in Murfreesboro.

  Murfreesboro, TN 37130 National Average
Population of Murfreesboro 50394 11535
Median Age 32.4 years 37.47 years
Median Household Income $35000 $42350.95
Percentage of Single Households 53.8% 41.53%
Percentage of Married Households 46.2% 58.46%
Percentage Families (households with children) 17.6% 24.32%
Average Household Size 2.42 people 2.57 people
Percentage College or Better 27.2% 20.14%
Percentage White Collar 55.1% 47.14%

Cost of Living

  Murfreesboro, TN 37130 National Average
Cost of Living Index 81.6 99.52
Average Yearly Utility Cost 2701 3196.27
Average Household Total Consumer Expenditures $35747 per year $41075.28 per year
Average Household Education Expenditures $346 per year $450.93 per year
Average Household Entertainment Expenditures $1833 per year $2207.08 per year
Average Household Transportation Expenditures $1256 per year $1563.85 per year
Average Household Retail Expenditures $16212 per year $18600.46 per year
Average Household Non-RetailExpenditures $19535 per year $22474.81 per year

Quality of Life

  Murfreesboro, TN 37130 National Average
Average Winter High Temperature 44.6 degrees 41.29 degrees
Average Winter Low Temperature 25.5 degrees 22.88 degrees
Average Summer High Temperature 89.3 degrees 86.56 degrees
Average Summer Low Temperature 69.9 degrees 62.35 degrees
Average Annual Precipitation 54.9 inches 38.69 inches
Air Quality Index 48 44.59
Total Crime Index 3 3.60
Personal Crime Index 3 3.43
Culture Index 112 93.65