Why Murfreesboro is Now One of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities in America
July 3rd, 2017 at 11:31 pm by Annette Masterson
Year after year Murfreesboro continues to break records and catch the attention of the nation with its unbelievable growth! This year the United States Census Bureau reports that Murfreesboro is the 10th fastest-growing cities in the ENTIRE country! The list was created based on cities with a population of more than 50,000. Murfreesboro grew by 4.7 percent from July 2015 to July 2016; the nation’s average growth rate was a mere .7 percent. Four of the top 15 fastest growing cities were in Texas with 10 of the top 15 being located in the South.
With a population of more than 130,000, Murfreesboro has been the fastest-growing large city in Tennessee for the past three years while neighboring Franklin has been the second fastest growing city for the past two years. In addition, the population of Murfreesboro is projected to continue to grow up to almost 144,000 by 2022! Obviously our area of Middle Tennessee is experiencing unparalleled growth right now!
Why is Murfreesboro, along with all of Rutherford County, growing so quickly? According to the Rutherford County Chamber website, Rutherford County is “only a short drive from 75% of the country’s major markets,” making it an ideal location for new businesses and corporate headquarter relocations. Nissan North America, Amazon, State Farm, Ingram Content Group, Verizon Wireless, General Mills, and Bridgestone/Firestone are just a few companies who now make their home in the county. In fact, Rutherford County was ranked 5th in the nation for job growth from June 2015 to June 2016 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Rutherford County Chamber reports that 2,045 new jobs were created in 2016 and $401 million in capital investments were made from 5 relocations and 11 existing company expansions.
In addition, the cost of living here in Murfreesboro is less than the national average (96 as compared to the national average of 100), making it an affordable and therefore ideal place to relocate! Here are the Top 10 Private Sector Employers in Rutherford County according to the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce:
– Nissan North America, Inc. – 8,400
– Amazon Fulfillment Center – 1,724
– State Farm Insurance Co. – 1,662
– Ingram Content Group – 1,500
– Asurion – 1,250
– St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital – 1,100
– Verizon Wireless – 1,068
– General Mills – 1,028
– Taylor Farms – 1,000
– Adient – 1,000
– Bridgestone Americans, Inc. – 881
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Annette Masterson is a licensed broker with EXIT Realty in Murfreesboro, TN. She has developed one of the most successful real estate teams in Rutherford County, known as Masterson Network Homes, that specializes in new home construction and residential listings and sales throughout Middle Tennessee. You can email Annette at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 615-896-5656 for more information.