Fun Facts About Murfreesboro Tennessee

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

23 August 2010.

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
—  City  —
Downtown Murfreesboro

Nickname(s): "The 'Boro"
Motto: Creating a better quality of life.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Location in Rutherford County and the state of Tennessee.
Coordinates: 35°50'46?N 86°23'31?W? / ?35.84611°N 86.39194°W? / 35.84611; -86.39194
Country     United States
State     Tennessee
County     Rutherford
Settled     1811
Incorporated     1817
 - Type     Mayor-Council
 - Mayor     Tommy Bragg
 - Vice mayor     Chris Bratcher
 - City     39.2 sq mi (101.5 km2)
 - Land     39.0 sq mi (101.0 km2)
 - Water     0.20 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.54%
Elevation     619.0 ft (186 m)
Population (2009)
 - City     101,753
 - Density     2,595.7/sq mi (1,002.2/km2)
 - Urban     135,855
Time zone     CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST)     CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes     37127-37130
Area code(s)     615
FIPS code     47-51560
GNIS feature ID     1295105

Murfreesboro is a city in and the county seat of Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States.[5] The population was 101,753 according to the United States Census Bureau's 2009 report, up from 81,393 residents certified during the city's 2005 special census.[1] The center of population of Tennessee is located in Murfreesboro. The city is part of the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes thirteen counties and a population of 1,666,566 (2009).

Although Murfreesboro is sometimes considered a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, at 35 miles (56 km) it is far enough away and has a large enough population to maintain a separate identity from its larger neighbor and thus can be considered an exurb. It is Tennessee's fastest growing major city and one of the fastest growing cities in the country, with a population growth from 46,000 to 69,000 between 1990 and 2000, a change of 50%. The city is also home to Middle Tennessee State University, the largest undergraduate university in the state of Tennessee, with a current undergraduate population of 20,899 and 23,264 total students.

In 2006, Murfreesboro was ranked by Money as the 84th best place to live in the United States, out of 745 cities with a population over 50,000.

Top employers in Murfreesboro

# Employer Number of
1. Rutherford County government 3,350
2. Middle Tennessee State University 1,700
3. State Farm Operations Center 1,450
4. Alvin C. York Veterans Administration Medical Center 1,411
5. Middle Tennessee Medical Center 1,300
6. Verizon Wireless Call Center 1,083
7. Murfreesboro city government 827 (full time)
234 (part time)
8. General Mills/Pillsbury Company 750
9. Johnson Controls, Inc. 750
10. MAHLE Tennex 650
11. Lewis Brothers Bakeries 525
  • Information is current as of November 2006
Source: Wikipedia