Rutland, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rutland, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Rutland Census Designated Place had a population of 2,080 as of July 1, 2017. Rutland ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rutland is located at latitude 42.3715 and longitude -71.9577 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Rutland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The Rutland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378213) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Rutland Census Designated Place is located within Town of Rutland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rutland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rutland: Rutland Center, Rutland Centre.

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Rutland, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,080
Daytime Population: Workers 498
Daytime Population: Residents 1,051
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,549
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 2,064
Population in Familes 1,748
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 705
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $78,202
Average Household Income $91,308
Per Capita Income $34,970


Total Housing Units 910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 611 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $249,681
Average Home Value $295,663


Total Households 793
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 570
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.2% -0.02%
Households -0.33% -0.08%
Families -0.4% -0.11%
Median Household Income   4.56%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Rutland, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rutland to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 186 25th
Population Density # 198 20th
Diversity Index # 208 17th
Median Household Income # 93 63rd
Per Capita Income # 154 38th

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