Rutledge, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 221 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.8%
 
Males: 119  (53.9%)
Females: 102  (46.1%)
Median resident age:

41.1 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip code: 55735

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,993 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Rutledge:

$48,993
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,675 (it was $19,040 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,835 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Rutledge:

$94,835
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $119,239; detached houses: $141,019; mobile homes: $69,705

Median gross rent in 2017: $887.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rutledge: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.3%
(24.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Rutledge, MN (2010)
    • 22296.9%White alone
    • 20.9%Black alone
    • 20.9%American Indian alone
    • 20.9%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Hispanic
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Ancestries: American (39.0%), German (16.9%), Finnish (7.8%), Norwegian (5.2%), Swedish (5.2%), Irish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1032 feet

Land area: 2.95 square miles.

Population density: 75 people per square mile   (very low).

Rutledge, Minnesota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $793 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $723 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (50.7 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (91.0 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (399.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Willow River, MN (2.1 miles ),
Finlayson, MN (2.2 miles ),
Askov, MN (2.5 miles ),
Denham, MN (2.9 miles),
Sturgeon Lake, MN (3.0 miles ),
Sandstone, MN (3.0 miles ),
Bruno, MN (3.1 miles),
Moose Lake, MN (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 46.26 N, Longitude: 92.86 W

Distribution of median household income in Rutledge, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rutledge, MN in 2017

Rutledge satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $116,300
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $175,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Rutledge, MN residents
Average permit cost in Rutledge, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.3%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+30.7%).
Most common industries in Rutledge, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (24.0%)
  • Health care (15.4%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (20.7%)
  • Construction (19.0%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.4%)
  • Wood products (3.4%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (28.3%)
  • Health care (23.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.2%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (8.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Rutledge, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Computer specialists (6.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.9%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (6.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.5%)

Average climate in Rutledge, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 11.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.194. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.267

Tornado activity:

Rutledge-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/30/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Rutledge city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rutledge-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 94% 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 158.1 miles away from Rutledge center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 169.7 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 348.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 194.8 miles away from Rutledge center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.1 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 383.0 miles away from Rutledge center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pine County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rutledge topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rutledge:

  • ESSENTIA HEALTH SANDSTONE Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SANDSTONE, MN)
  • ESSENTIA HEALTH - SANDSTONE MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SANDSTONE, MN)
  • AUGUSTANA MERCY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MOOSE LAKE, MN)
  • MERCY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; MOOSE LAKE, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rutledge:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 49 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,302)
  • Lake Superior College (about 50 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 53 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 54 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 58 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 65 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 79 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Obie's Chengwatana Trail Campground (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Lakeview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Cemetery Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Medicine Creek (A), Pine River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pine County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.1%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.6%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Rutledge:

Marital status in Rutledge, MN
  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Rutledge:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Minnesota average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rutledge, MN (based on Pine County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,5538
Evangelical Protestant4,35132
Mainline Protestant4,06415
Other4513
None16,331-
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: 7
This county:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pine County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Pine County:

7.47 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Pine County:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.7%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pine County:

9.3%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rutledge:

40.5%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rutledge:

46.1%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Rutledge:

29.8
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.6%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.1%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rutledge:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.9%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

54.5%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Rutledge:

86.0%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rutledge, MN Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$61
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$122
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$138
Totals for Government 0$0 6$321

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $11,000 ($49.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($40.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($27.15)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($27.15)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($9.05)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,000 ($18.10)

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

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($13.57)
    Other: $1,000 ($4.52)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($4.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($31.67)
  • Tax - Property: $37,000 ($167.42)
    Other License: $2,000 ($9.05)

6.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

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 Anoka County, MN  0.60% ($57,906 average AGI)
from Carlton County, MN  0.57% ($47,066)
from Chisago County, MN  0.56% ($42,102)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rutledge:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • 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))
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rutledge:

  • W280DF (103.9 FM; SANDSTONE, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • WMOZ (106.9 FM; MOOSE LAKE, MN; Owner: AGATE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Rutledge fatal accident list:

Apr 10, 2010 11:34 PM, Rutledge 0458000039, Lat: 46.259497, Lon: -92.885056, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 5, 1986 00:25 AM, 61, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 23, 1977 01:14 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 45.9mTotal length
  • 46,695Total average daily traffic
  • 3,057Total average daily truck traffic
  • 35,397Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rutledge, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rutledge, MN

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0TUP, Licensee ID: L00683414, Grant Date: 04/07/2016, Expiration Date: 04/07/2026, Registrant: William J Golen, 7325 2nd Street, Rutledge, MN 55795

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rutledge, MN
  • 68.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.9%Wood
  • 9.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 1.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rutledge, MN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rutledge 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Rutledge on our top lists:

  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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