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Welcome to Ruthven ...

The city of Ruthven is located in Palo Alto County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ruthven has a population of 682 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ruthven.

Ruthven is 1,430 feet [436 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ruthven lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Ruthven: (712)

The ZIP code for Ruthven: 51358<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ruthven had an population of 682 people. This is a decrease of 7.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ruthven had a population of 737 people (which is 7.82% of the total population of Palo Alto County). This makes Ruthven the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Ruthven represents 0.02% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 369th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 737 people, the population of Ruthven increased 3.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 711 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ruthven.

Communities Also Named Ruthven ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Ruthven - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Ohio and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ruthven.

Communities near Ruthven ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ruthven.

  • Spencer [Clay County]
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    • Spencer [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Ruthven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,952 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<6>
  • Estherville [Emmet County]
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    • Estherville [Emmet County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Ruthven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,666 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estherville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estherville<6>
  • Emmetsburg [Palo Alto County]
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    • Emmetsburg [Palo Alto County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Ruthven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,684 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmetsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmetsburg<6>
  • Milford [Dickinson County]
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    • Milford [Dickinson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruthven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,997 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arnolds Park [Dickinson County]
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      • Arnolds Park [Dickinson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruthven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnolds Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arnolds Park<6>
    • Laurens [Pocahontas County]
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      • Laurens [Pocahontas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Ruthven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurens have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurens<6>
    • Graettinger [Palo Alto County]
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      • Graettinger [Palo Alto County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Ruthven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 795 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graettinger have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graettinger<6>
    • Royal [Clay County]
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      • Royal [Clay County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Ruthven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 409 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Royal<6>
    • Terril [Dickinson County]
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      • Terril [Dickinson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Ruthven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
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    • Mallard [Palo Alto County]
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      • Mallard [Palo Alto County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruthven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallard have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mallard<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ruthven. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ruthven.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ruthven. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ruthven.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ruthven. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ruthven.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ruthven ...

Looking for more information about Ruthven? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ruthven, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ruthven.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ruthven. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Palo Alto, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ruthven.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ruthven - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ruthven). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ruthven or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ruthven) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ruthven. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ruthven

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruthven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1300, Longitude: -94.8990    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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