Ruthven, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Ruthven, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ruthven had a population of 723 as of July 1, 2016. Ruthven ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ruthven is located at latitude 43.1301 and longitude -94.8985 in Palo Alto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ruthven (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Palo Alto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,437 feet.

The City of Ruthven (GNIS ID: 2396460) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Ruthven is located within Township of Highland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Palo Alto County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ruthven 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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City of Ruthven, IA Boundary Map



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Ruthven, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 723
Population in Households 699
Population in Familes 535
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 1,727
Diversity Index2 8
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 315
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 186
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $66,667
Average Home Value $70,759
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,603
Average Household Income $52,727
Per Capita Income $23,212
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.28%
Households -0.25% -0.32%
Families 0.17% -0.43%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

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Ruthven, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruthven to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 380 62nd
Population Density1 # 49 95th
Diversity Index2 # 595 41st
Median Household Income # 795 21st
Per Capita Income # 845 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.