Murfreesboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 146,900 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Murfreesboro is the sixth largest community in Tennessee. Much of the housing stock in Murfreesboro was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Murfreesboro economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Murfreesboro, where the median household income is $62,003.00.
Murfreesboro real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Murfreesboro house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Murfreesboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Murfreesboro is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murfreesboro who work in sales jobs (12.15%), office and administrative support (11.92%), and management occupations (9.84%).
Also of interest is that Murfreesboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Murfreesboro is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Murfreesboro has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Murfreesboro enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Murfreesboro.
Not only is Murfreesboro a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Murfreesboro a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
The education level of Murfreesboro citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.52% of adults in Murfreesboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Murfreesboro in 2018 was $30,629, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,516 for a family of four. However, Murfreesboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Murfreesboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Murfreesboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Murfreesboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Murfreesboro include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Murfreesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.