Ruthven, Iowa Population 2021

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Ruthven is a city located in Palo Alto County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 678, it is the 381st largest city in Iowa and the 12027th largest city in the United States . Ruthven is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -8.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 737 in 2010. Ruthven reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 0 miles, Ruthven has a population density of 1,604 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ruthven is $49,833 with a poverty rate of 9.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $486 per month, and the median house value is $59,900. The median age in Ruthven is 39.5 years, 37.7 years for males, and 39.7 years for females.

Ruthven Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ruthvenwas:

  • White: 98.40%
  • Asian: 0.93%
  • Two or more races: 0.67%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Ruthven, Iowa is 678 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 682.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 737.

Ruthven, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White73998.40%
Asian70.93%
Two or More Races50.67%
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Ruthven Population by Race

Ruthven Population Pyramid $2021

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Ruthven Median Age

39.5


Total

37.7


Male

39.7


Female

Ruthven Adults

There are 541 adults, (172 of whom are seniors) in Ruthven.

Ruthven Age Dependency

103.5

Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ruthven Sex Ratio

Female

423

56.32%

Male

328

43.68%

Ruthven Population by Age

Ruthven Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ruthven Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family57.1%42.9%
All73.5%26.5%
Female79.5%20.5%
Married92.2%7.8%
Male100%0%

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ruthven Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3092.3473.5
Non Family1541.1157.1
Married1023.4792.2
Female393.1379.5
Male145.43100

3.41

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Ruthven Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade204.07%
9th to 12th Grade255.09%
High School Graduate18337.27%
Some College9619.55%
Associates Degree7715.68%
Bachelors Degree6312.83%
Graduate Degree275.50%
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Ruthven Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ruthven Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White48644290
Asian32
2+ Races22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.52%.

Ruthven Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,177$30,556$26,625
Less Than 9th Grade$20,250$$21,500
High School Graduate$27,273$31,563$22,125
Some College$29,333$33,750$28,125
Bachelors Degree$25,417$25,833$
Graduate Degree$74,205$$

$28,177

Average Earnings

$30,556

Average Male

$26,625

Average Female

Ruthven Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ruthven Language by Age

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Ruthven Language

98.01% of Ruthven residents speak only English, while 1.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.00% of the population.

Ruthven Language

Ruthven Poverty by Race

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9.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.88%

Male Poverty Rate

12.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ruthven

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ruthven is White, with 9.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ruthven is White, with 9.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.80%.

Ruthven Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.22%
High School11.98%
Some College5.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.57%

Ruthven Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.52%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Ruthven Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ruthven Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,337$49,833
Families$54,792$64,826
Married Families$80,625-
Non Families$22,222$30,284
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Income by Household Type

Ruthven Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.1%

Male Marriage Rate

33.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ruthven Married by Age and Sex

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Ruthven Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ruthven Marital Status by Race

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Ruthven Marital Status

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77

Number of Veterans

72

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam42
Second Gulf War10
Korea9
First Gulf War9
World War II4

Ruthven Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+22
65 to 7421
55 to 6420
35 to 549
18 to 345

Ruthven Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7614.18%
2+ Races150.00%

Ruthven Veterans by Race

Ruthven Veterans by Education

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5.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ruthven Veterans by Education

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60.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ruthven Employment by Age

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Ruthven Employment by Race

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Ruthven Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.16%

Born in Ruthven

99.60%

Native Born

0.40%

Foreign Born

0.13%

Non Citizen

0.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.60% of Ruthven residents were born in the United States, with 78.16% having been born in Iowa. 0.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ruthven Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021678-2-0.29%
2020680-2-0.29%
2019682-2-0.29%
2018684-12-1.72%
2017696-3-0.43%
2016699-8-1.13%
201570760.86%
2014701-7-0.99%
2013708-7-0.98%
2012715-5-0.69%
2011720-12-1.64%
20107320.00%

Ruthven Population by Year