Rutledge, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 221 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.8%
 
Males: 120  (54.6%)
Females: 101  (45.4%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 55735

Estimated median household income in 2015: $39,363 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Rutledge:

$39,363
MN:

$63,488

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $18,434 (it was $19,040 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $94,844 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Rutledge:

$94,844
MN:

$200,000

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $113,394; Detached houses: $129,994; Mobile homes: $55,948

Median gross rent in 2015: $654.

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  • Races in Rutledge, MN (2010)

    Rutledge races chart
    • 22296.9%White alone
    • 20.9%Black alone
    • 20.9%American Indian alone
    • 20.9%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rutledge: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (38.2%), Finnish (10.5%), Norwegian (7.9%), German (6.6%), Swedish (5.3%), Czech (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).

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For population 25 years and over in Rutledge:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rutledge city:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $797 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $728 (0.6%)

Rutledge satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.26 N, Longitude: 92.86 W

Rutledge household income distribution Rutledge home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+30.7%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Average climate in Rutledge, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Rutledge 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 the city 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 Rutledge 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 the city 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).
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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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 28.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

74.7

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

City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.293
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 18.0%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.1
Minnesota average:

10.8

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rutledge city (based on Pine County data)

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
Pine 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.
State:

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

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Pine County:

27.7%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This 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 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,000 ($40.72)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($27.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($9.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.52)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($4.52)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($4.52)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($40.72)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($18.10)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($4.52)
    All Other: $1,000 ($4.52)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($67.87)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($22.62)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($72.40)
    NEC: $2,000 ($9.05)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $27,000 ($122.17)

5.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
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 Chisago County, MN  0.56% ($26,190 average AGI)
from Carlton County, MN  0.53% ($35,400)
from Kanabec County, MN  0.45% ($27,404)


6.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
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 Chisago County, MN  0.64% ($28,851 average AGI)
to Kanabec County, MN  0.46% ($29,979)
to Anoka County, MN  0.45% ($49,745)

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:

Jan 5, 1986 00:25 AM, 61, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 23, 1977 01:14 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 1,200Total average daily traffic
  • 1,767Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Rutledge compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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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