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Murfreesboro is a city in Rutherford County, in the Nashville-Davidson metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Hardy Murfree, officer in the Revolutionary War and land speculator

The latitude of Murfreesboro is 35.845N. The longitude is -86.39W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 78,074.


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Median household income
Local
$39,705
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Murfreesboro demographic reports
Murfreesboro is on the Stones River.
Served as state capital 1819-1826

Confederate and Union forces fought here in 1862, with both sides suffering huge loss of life; 23,000 soldiers died

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 459. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 6.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Dwight Stephenson, football player
· Margaret Rhea Seddon, astronaut
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Uncle Dave Macon Days - July 13-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Murfreesboro web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Tennessee Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Stones River National Battlefield, Fortress Rosecrans, Oaklands Historic House Museum, Cannonsburgh Village
Colleges and universities: Middle Tennessee State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 76

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Murfreesboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rutherford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nashville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37127 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Murfreesboro residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Murfreesboro ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Murfreesboro was $20,219, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Murfreesboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Murfreesboro include East Main Street Historic District, North Maney Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Murfreesboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $518.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,063.


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Libraries in Murfreesboro include Linebaugh Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Murfreesboro include Daily News Journal

TV stations in Murfreesboro include WETV-LP, WHTN.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMOT.

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Rutherford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Murfreesboro political report.

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The average commute time for Murfreesboro workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Murfreesboro between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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