Ruthven is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 714 people and just one neighborhood, Ruthven is the 377th largest community in Iowa.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Ruthven is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.58% of the Ruthven workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Ruthven is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ruthven who work in office and administrative support (22.61%), healthcare (8.41%), and food service (7.83%).
As is often the case in a small city, Ruthven doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Ruthven with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.63% of adults in Ruthven have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ruthven in 2018 was $25,999, which is low income relative to Iowa, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,996 for a family of four. However, Ruthven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Ruthven home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ruthven residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Ruthven include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Ruthven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Ruthven, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 11 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 96.9% of America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swedish and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 10.3% have Norwegian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Ruthven are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 48.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 79.6% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 32.4% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.8%), and 16.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.4% of households.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Ruthven, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (31.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.2%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (10.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.8%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (7.8%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (82.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.