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Ruthton Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Ruthton Minnesota population sign Location of Ruthton, Minnesota

Population: 
 Ruthton (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 405 328 328 284 241 -43 -15.14
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.70 0.70 0.68 0.68 0.68 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 578.57 468.57 482.35 419.81 354.41 -65.40 -15.14
Housing Units 166 156 143 145 128 -17 -11.72
Households -- 149 134 129 110 -19 -14.73
Persons Per Household -- 2.20 2.45 2.20 2.19 -0.01 -0.45

Geography:

Ruthton is a city in Pipestone County, Minnesota. The Redwood River flows through the city as an intermittent stream near its headwaters. Minnesota State Highway 23 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,732 ft (528 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 284 people, 129 households, and 82 families residing in the city. The population density was 419.8 people per square mile (161.3/km˛). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 214.3/sq mi (82.3/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 97.54% White, 1.06% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.35% Asian, and 0.70% from two or more races.

There were 129 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $25,875 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,016. About 10.0% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 27.3% of those sixty five or over.

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History:  

RUTHTON, a city in sections 10 and 11 of Aetna Township, platted in June 1888 and incorporated November 2, 1897, was established by the Willmar and Sioux Falls Railroad and named in honor of the wife of W. H. Sherman, one of the townsite proprietors. Its post office began in 1888.

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Government:
Ruthton City Hall
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3902
 
Title Term Ends Name  and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2010 David Steuart
PO Box 147
Ruthton, MN 56170
(507) 658-3315
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Rochelle VanderWoude
1883 90th Ave
PO Box 5
Ruthton, MN 56170
(507) 658-3902
Council Member 12/31/2010 Darrin Haroldson
340 Duluth Avenue
PO Box 142
Ruthton, MN 56170
(507) 658-3358
Council Member 12/31/2010 Wayne Dagel
1050 Smith Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
(507) 658-3556
Council Member 12/31/2012 Brent DeRuyter
219 Cleveland Street
PO Box 216
Ruthton, MN 56170
(507) 658-3956
Council Member 12/31/2012 Kathy Rupp
851 Smith Avenue
PO Box 192
Ruthton, MN 56170
(507) 658-3894

Post Office:
US Post Office
420 Aetna Street
Ruthton, MN
56170-2000
Phone:
(507) 658-3374
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
                       
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 9:30 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            3:30 pm
Saturday                3:15 pm

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