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Ruthven, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ruthven had a population of 698 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Ruthven, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 698
Population in Households 673
Population in Familes 514
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,668
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 307
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 179
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 217 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $49,091
Average Home Value $55,671


Median Household Income $52,901
Average Household Income $63,038
Per Capita Income $27,765
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.03% -0.67%
Households -0.79% -0.59%
Families -0.52% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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.


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, 2015 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 # 387 62nd
Population Density1 # 59 94th
Diversity Index2 # 617 40th
Median Household Income # 481 52nd
Per Capita Income # 357 65th

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