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Rutherford County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
229 N Main St, Ste 203
Rutherfordton, NC 28139 http://www.nccourts.org/County/Ruther
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 828-288-6100
F: 828-288-6101
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Over $25,000
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, mental or expunged records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at https://www.nccourts.gov/court-dates.
District Court
229 N Main St, Ste 203
Rutherfordton, NC 28139 http://www.nccourts.org/County/Ruther
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 828-288-6100
F: 828-288-6101
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Under $25,000, Probate, Family, Juvenile,
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, mental or expunged records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at https://www.nccourts.gov/court-dates.
District Court - Magistrate Office - Open Cases Only
229 N Main St, Ste 203
Rutherfordton, NC 28139 https://www.nccourts.gov/locations/ru
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 828-288-6119
F: 828-288-6101
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Magistrate records are not kept by the Magistrate. Requesters must contact the District Court Clerk where are records are maintained. Call 828-288-6100.

Rutherford County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Rutherford County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Rutherford County
Register of Deeds
229 N Main St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139 http://rutherfordcountync.gov/registe
8:30AM-5PM EST
Phone: 828-287-6155, 828-287-6195
Fax: 828-287-1229
Recorded Documents, Birth, Death, Marriage

Rutherford County Vital Certificates

Rutherford County Vital Certificates

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Rutherford County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 564.12 sq mi
Population (2009): 63,415
  • Females: 52%
  • White: 87.2%
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 85%
Population Change (2000-2009): 512
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.3%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 16.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 70.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 12.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.44
Housing Units (2000): 29,535
Homeownership Rate (2000): 74.5%
Migration Flow to Rutherford County, NC from (2007-2008):

Rutherford County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,022,001
  • Construction: $64,301
  • Retail Trade: $80,822
  • Professional and Technical Services: $51,555
  • Healthcare: $124,272
  • Banking: $18,099
  • Retail Trade: $80,822
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $25,497
  • Manufacturing: $280,957
  • Farms: $-1,317
  • Government: $151,242
Employed (2000): 28,222
Unemployed (2000): 1,808
Unemployment Rate (2009): 15.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $26,702
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,760
Local Government Revenue (2007): $153,320 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $60,598 (thou. dol.)

Rutherford County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 784
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.4
Deaths (2007): 831
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 2.6

Rutherford County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 202
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 14
  • Robbery: 35
  • Aggravated Assault: 152
Property Crimes (2008): 2,277
  • Burglary: 658
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,474
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 145

Rutherford County Genealogy Records

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