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Population in 2012: 235 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.3%
 

Males: 118  (50.4%)
Females: 117  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  43.3 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56170.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,677 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Ruthton:

$44,677
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,184

Ruthton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $33,054 (it was $29,500 in 2000)
Ruthton:

$33,054
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $45,081; Detached houses: $45,549; Mobile homes: $31,631

Median gross rent in 2012: $692.

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  • White alone - 237 (98.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ruthton: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.2%), Norwegian (10.8%), Dutch (8.5%), Irish (8.5%), United States (7.8%), Swedish (6.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1730 feet

Land area: 0.68 square miles.

Population density: 347 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ruthton:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ruthton city:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $750 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $513 (1.7%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.5%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -43 (-13.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (16%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Ruthton-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 120% 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 significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from Ruthton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Todd Bouman - 2005 NFL player (New Orleans Saints, born: Aug 1, 1972).


Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Ruthton, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ruthton:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 26 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,730)
  • South Dakota State University (about 36 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Ridgewater College (about 84 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • South Central College (about 103 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 105 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • University of South Dakota (about 105 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 107 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)

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
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.0%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ruthton, MN

Ruthton compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 99.35%
Here99.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchReformed Church in America
Adherents19.2%18.1%16.6%16.0%8.3%
Congregations9.7%12.9%16.1%9.7%6.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents6.8%5.6%4.3%1.3%3.8%
Congregations9.7%12.9%3.2%3.2%16.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Here:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.60 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pipestone County:

8.0%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
State:

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

15.0%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 1$1,377
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,377

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($34.04)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $55,000 ($234.04)
    Sewerage: $45,000 ($191.49)
    General - Other: $31,000 ($131.91)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($102.13)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($72.34)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($34.04)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($29.79)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($8.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($59.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $19,000 ($80.85)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($17.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $30,000 ($127.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($59.57)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $28,000 ($119.15)
    All Other: $10,000 ($42.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($12.77)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($51.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($34.04)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($12.77)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($12.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($238.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $68,000 ($289.36)
    All Other: $8,000 ($34.04)
  • Tax - Property: $33,000 ($140.43)
    NEC: $2,000 ($8.51)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $295,000 ($1255.32)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $315,000 ($1340.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $285,000 ($1212.77)
    Other, NEC: $275,000 ($1170.21)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $40,000 ($170.21)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($42.55)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $991,000 ($4217.02)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $13,000 ($55.32)

5.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,852 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.70% ($23,440 average AGI)
from Murray County, MN  0.31% ($29,091)
from Rock County, MN  0.28% ($25,500)


6.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.97% ($47,514 average AGI)
to Lyon County, MN  0.47% ($22,882)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.36% ($29,308)

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
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,428
Total average daily truck traffic: 459
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 3,398

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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