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Ruthton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Ruthton had a population of 225 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ruthton is located at latitude 44.1775 and longitude -96.105 in Pipestone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ruthton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pipestone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,732 feet.

The City of Ruthton (GNIS ID: 2396459) 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 Ruthton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ruthton: City of Ruthton.

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


Total Population 225
Daytime Population: Workers 124
Daytime Population: Residents 97
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 221
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 225
Population in Familes 189
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 342
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $52,745
Average Household Income $66,623
Per Capita Income $26,094


Total Housing Units 128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $94,048
Average Home Value $176,685


Total Households 103
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 70
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 -0.94% -0.91%
Households -0.9% -0.79%
Families 0.61% -0.87%
Median Household Income   4.2%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

Ruthton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruthton 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 # 666 27th
Population Density # 597 34th
Diversity Index # 578 37th
Median Household Income # 521 43rd
Per Capita Income # 633 30th

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