Ruthven, IA 51358 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51358: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ruthven, IA 51358

Not Acceptable, USPS
Lost Island Lake, IA 51358

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 38
  • Single Family Addresses: 334
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Palo Alto County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.131, Longitude -94.9
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 51358 has segments in 2 Counties (Clay, Palo Alto).

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Ruthven, IA 51358 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,282
Daytime Population: Workers 324
Daytime Population: Residents 654
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 978
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,255
Population in Familes 996
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 15
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $50,721
Average Household Income $60,482
Per Capita Income $25,841


Total Housing Units 776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 408 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 (30.0%)
Median Home Value $81,908
Average Home Value $111,642


Total Households 543
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 342
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 -0.68% -0.36%
Households -0.64% -0.33%
Families -0.78% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Ruthven, IA 51358 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51358 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa 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 # 407 58th
Population Density # 657 32nd
Diversity Index # 470 52nd
Median Household Income # 653 32nd
Per Capita Income # 688 29th

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