23 August 2010.
— City —
Nickname(s): "The 'Boro"
Motto: Creating a better quality of life.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee is located in 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
- 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)
- 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. 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. 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|
|11.||Lewis Brothers Bakeries||525|
- Information is current as of November 2006