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Rush City, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Rush City had a population of 3,149 as of July 1, 2016. Rush City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rush City is located at latitude 45.6874 and longitude -92.9653 in Chisago County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rush City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Chisago County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 915 feet.

The City of Rush City (GNIS ID: 665486) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rush City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rush City, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,149
Population in Households 2,335
Population in Familes 1,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 814
Population Density1 743
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 872
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 571
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 938 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 615 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 258 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $142,235
Average Home Value $169,780


Median Household Income $47,495
Average Household Income $63,666
Per Capita Income $22,139
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.26%
Households 0.52% 0.36%
Families 1.38% 0.28%
Median Household Income   -0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rush City, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rush City to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 201 78th
Population Density1 # 386 57th
Diversity Index2 # 119 87th
Median Household Income # 611 33rd
Per Capita Income # 824 9th

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