Ruthton, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 228 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.7%
 
Males: 114  (50.2%)
Females: 114  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  38.7 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56170.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,421 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Ruthton:

$45,421
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,577 (it was $13,016 in 2000)

Ruthton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $33,164 (it was $29,500 in 2000)
Ruthton:

$33,164
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $49,086; Detached houses: $49,321

Median gross rent in 2013: $802.

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  • Races in Ruthton, MN (2010)

    Ruthton races chart
    • 23798.3%White alone
    • 20.8%Two or more races
    • 20.8%Hispanic

Races in Ruthton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ruthton: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.3%), Irish (11.3%), Norwegian (9.3%), United States (8.0%), Dutch (7.7%), Swedish (5.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1730 feet

Land area: 0.68 square miles.

Population density: 337 people per square mile   (very low).

Ruthton,MN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Ruthton:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ruthton city:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $615 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $503 (1.6%)

Ruthton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (54.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (149.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (455.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Florence, MN (2.2 miles) , Tyler, MN (2.7 miles ), Holland, MN (2.7 miles ), Lake Benton, MN (3.3 miles ), Woodstock, MN (3.4 miles) , Balaton, MN (3.5 miles ), Russell, MN (3.5 miles ), Lake Wilson, MN (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 44.18 N, Longitude: 96.10 W

Area code: 507

Ruthton household income distribution Ruthton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.3%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -43 (-13.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Wholesale trade (23%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (27%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Ruthton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ruthton, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ruthton-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the Ruthton city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 tornado 17.5 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ruthton-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 103.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 163.9 miles away from Ruthton center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 104.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 120.8 miles away from Ruthton center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 719.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pipestone County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ruthton topographic map

Birthplace of: Todd Bouman - 2005 NFL player (New Orleans Saints, born: Aug 1, 1972).

Hospitals and medical centers near Ruthton:

  • TYLER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; TYLER, MN)
  • TYLER HEALTHCARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; TYLER, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - PIPESTONE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • HIAWATHA MANOR (Hospital, about 16 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ruthton:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 26 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • South Dakota State University (about 36 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 52 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 54 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 83 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Ridgewater College (about 84 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • South Central College (about 102 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)

Public elementary/middle school in Ruthton:

  • RTR Elem (Location: 100 HARRISON ST.; Grades: KG-5)
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Notable locations in Ruthton: Ruthton (A), Ruthton Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ruthton include: Country Church (A), Ruthton United Methodist Church (B), Peace Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pipestone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.37. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.37
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.7%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ruthton compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Ruthton (2011 data):

  • The Buffalo Ridge Bank: Main Street - Ruthton Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $42.4 mil, Deposits: $38.8 mil, headquarters in Beardsley, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Beardsley Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Minnesota average:

10.7

Ruthton travel time to work - commute Ruthton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (85%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ruthton city (based on Pipestone County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,28311
Evangelical Protestant3,21016
Catholic1,9492
Other1831
None971-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Pipestone County:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Pipestone County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Pipestone County:

27.1%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,755
Streets and Highways 1$640$7,6800$0
Solid Waste Management 1$255$3,0601$217
Sewerage 1$897$10,7641$217
Water Supply 1$768$9,2161$217
Totals for Government 4$2,560$7,6809$2,406

Ruthton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($35.09)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $55,000 ($241.23)
    Sewerage: $45,000 ($197.37)
    General - Other: $31,000 ($135.96)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($105.26)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($74.56)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($35.09)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($30.70)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($8.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($61.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $19,000 ($83.33)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($17.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $30,000 ($131.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($61.40)

Ruthton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $28,000 ($122.81)
    All Other: $10,000 ($43.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($13.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($52.63)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($35.09)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($13.16)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($13.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($245.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $68,000 ($298.25)
    All Other: $8,000 ($35.09)
  • Tax - Property: $33,000 ($144.74)
    NEC: $2,000 ($8.77)

Ruthton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $295,000 ($1293.86)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $315,000 ($1381.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $285,000 ($1250.00)
    Other, NEC: $275,000 ($1206.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $40,000 ($175.44)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($43.86)

Ruthton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $991,000 ($4346.49)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $13,000 ($57.02)

5.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.61% ($24,957 average AGI)
from Rock County, MN  0.42% ($22,250)
from Lincoln County, MN  0.34% ($24,846)


6.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.87% ($32,364 average AGI)
to Rock County, MN  0.58% ($22,455)
to Lincoln County, MN  0.45% ($25,176)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ruthton:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMHL (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: K M H L BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ruthton:

  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KARZ (107.5 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ruthton:

  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 3,428Total average daily traffic
  • 459Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,398Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ruthton)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • RTR MS, 111 3rd St (Lat: 44.316556 Lon: -95.950944), Type: Building, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 19.2 m, Call Sign: WQGG944
    Assigned Frequencies: 23135.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/16/2007, Expiration Date: 01/16/2017, Certifier: Scott Kirby
    Registrant: Trillion Partners, Inc., Under Receivership, 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd., Suite 150, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: (512) 334-4100, Fax: (512) 334-4099, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Ruthton, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John776.7 years
Henry678.7 years
Harold583.4 years
Carl486.0 years
Otto476.0 years
William472.3 years
Marie482.0 years
Fred483.5 years
Clarence385.7 years
Herman385.6 years
Most common last names in Ruthton, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1181.7 years
Jensen981.7 years
Peterson882.5 years
Nielsen677.8 years
Herberg590.8 years
Petersen583.2 years
Andresen475.5 years
Green486.0 years
Madsen481.7 years
Olsen479.7 years
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