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Rush City, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Rush City had a population of 3,194 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Rush City, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,194
Daytime Population: Workers 2,057
Daytime Population: Residents 1,559
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,616
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 2,373
Population in Familes 1,877
Population in Group Qrtrs 821
Population Density2 754
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $46,544
Average Household Income $64,214
Per Capita Income $22,228


Total Housing Units 950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 619 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 266 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $163,889
Average Home Value $190,468


Total Households 885
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 580
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.52%
Households 0.66% 0.65%
Families 1.41% 0.55%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2017 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 # 200 78th
Population Density # 380 58th
Diversity Index # 124 87th
Median Household Income # 676 25th
Per Capita Income # 838 8th

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