Rutland, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 123 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.2%
 
Males: 66  (54.5%)
Females: 57  (45.5%)
Median resident age:

50.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip code: 50582

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,344 (it was $30,556 in 2000)
Rutland:

$45,344
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,072 (it was $13,432 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $59,023 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Rutland:

$59,023
IA:

$149,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $504.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rutland: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.9%
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  • Races in Rutland, IA (2010)
    • 12599.2%White alone
    • 10.8%Two or more races
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Ancestries: American (33.9%), German (23.2%), Norwegian (12.5%), English (10.7%), Danish (5.4%), Irish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/6/1907

Elevation: 1110 feet

Land area: 0.90 square miles.

Population density: 137 people per square mile   (very low).

Rutland, Iowa map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $688 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $462 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (60.8 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (136.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (344.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Humboldt, IA (2.1 miles ),
Dakota City, IA (2.3 miles ),
Bradgate, IA (2.7 miles),
Bode, IA (2.7 miles ),
Gilmore City, IA (2.8 miles ),
Pioneer, IA (3.0 miles),
Livermore, IA (3.0 miles ),
Ottosen, IA (3.2 miles)

Latitude: 42.76 N, Longitude: 94.29 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

Distribution of median household income in Rutland, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rutland, IA in 2017

Rutland satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $125,000
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Rutland, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.1%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Machinery (8.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.9%)
  • Machinery (14.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (10.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.4%)
  • Food (6.4%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (6.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (23.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (14.7%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (8.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Rutland, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.2%)
  • Food processing workers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Food processing workers (10.6%)
  • Media and communications workers (6.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (23.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.8%)
  • Registered nurses (5.9%)
  • Other financial specialists (5.9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.9%)

Average climate in Rutland, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Rutland-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the Rutland city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.8 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rutland-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% 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 219.1 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 275.7 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 233.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 224.7 miles away from Rutland center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 449.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 166.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Humboldt County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rutland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rutland:

  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPI (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT SOUTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rutland:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 20 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 48 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 53 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa State University (about 61 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 65 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 81 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 87 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rutland: Pro Cooperative Elevator (A), Rutland Town Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rutland include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Faith United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Humboldt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.7%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

14.3%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Rutland:

Marital status in Rutland, IA
  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.9%
  • Divorced: 19.6%

For population 25 years and over in Rutland:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.4
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rutland, IA (based on Humboldt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,6139
Evangelical Protestant1,7417
Catholic1,3172
Other-1
None2,144-
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: 2
Humboldt County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Humboldt County:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Humboldt County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Humboldt County:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

12.7%
Iowa:

14.5%
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
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$85
Water Supply 0$0 1$125
Sewerage 0$0 1$40
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$245
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$800
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,295

Rutland government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $37,000 ($300.81)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($121.95)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($97.56)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($89.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($73.17)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($73.17)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($48.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($48.78)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($40.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($24.39)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($16.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($8.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,000 ($130.08)

Rutland government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($146.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($73.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000 ($48.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($8.13)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($8.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($138.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($56.91)
  • Tax - Property: $32,000 ($260.16)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,000 ($81.30)

Rutland government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $25,000 ($203.25)

Rutland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,000 ($349.59)

4.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Webster County, IA  1.23% ($39,660 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rutland:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rutland:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rutland:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.4mTotal length
  • 1,099Total average daily traffic
  • 117Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,099Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Randy L Roeber, Grain Elevator (Lat: 42.760250 Lon: -94.293861), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: Electronic Specialties Inc, Es@ncn.Net, , (248) Algon-a, Phone: (515) 295-7752

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Rutland, 106 Sheridan Ave. (Lat: 42.760389 Lon: -94.294917), Type: Silo, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQPX491,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz... (+19 more), Grant Date: 09/10/2012, Expiration Date: 09/10/2022, Certifier: Chase W Cox, Registrant: Northwest Communications, 844 Wood Street, Havelock, IA 50546, Phone: (712) 776-2222, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rutland, IA
  • 64.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 34.0%Electricity
  • 2.0%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rutland, IA
  • 71.4%Electricity
  • 28.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rutland compared to Iowa 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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