Ruthven, Iowa

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High Points

Ruthven strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Comparative Profile of Ruthven, Iowa

Comparing Ruthven to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 4
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Ruthven Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 87 miles NE of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 139 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Palo Alto
Standard Zip Codes 51358
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.129
Longitude -94.898

Ruthven Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Station SPENCER 1 N
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches
Distance 30.6 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
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Ruthven Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 711 100%
Male 341 48%
Female 370 52%
Under 18 142 20%
18+ 569 80%
65+ 184 25.9%
Median Age 42.2
Average Family Size 2.76
White 691 97.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 15 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.4%

Estimated Ruthven Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 716
Growth 5
Growth % 0.7%

Ruthven Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 35.5%
US/American 10.1%
English 9.9%
Norwegian 9.8%
Irish 9%
Danish 8.4%
Dutch 4.3%
Swedish 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Polish 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Russian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Czech 0.6%
Italian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ruthven, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lost Island Lake (51358)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ruthven 711 $40,469
Ayrshire 202 $30,893
Dickens 202 $43,750
Emmetsburg 3,958 $44,554
Graettinger 900 $36,591
Spencer 11,317 $43,145
Terril 404 $39,250

Ruthven Public Libraries

Ruthven Public Library
Ruthven, Iowa
(712) 837-4820

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Ruthven High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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