Rush City, Minnesota

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Rush City, Minnesota
City
Downtown Rush City
Downtown Rush City
Location of Rush Citywithin Chisago County, Minnesota
Location of Rush City
within Chisago County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°41′7″N 92°58′7″W / 45.68528°N 92.96861°W / 45.68528; -92.96861
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Chisago
Government
 • Mayor Dan Dahlberg
Area[1]
 • Total 4.32 sq mi (11.19 km2)
 • Land 4.25 sq mi (11.01 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation 915 ft (279 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,079
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 3,065
 • Density 724.5/sq mi (279.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55069
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-56266[4]
GNIS feature ID 0650391[5]
Website www.rushcitymn.us

Rush City is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,079 at the 2010 census.[6] It is fifty-five miles north from Minneapolis–Saint Paul.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.32 square miles (11.19 km2), of which, 4.25 square miles (11.01 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[1]

Rush City is the location for a state prison that houses just under 1000 male inmates. The facility was opened in February 2000, is the newest state prison in Minnesota, and employs about 350 people.[7]

Transportation[edit]

Interstate 35 serves as a main route for the community. Other main routes include Minnesota State Highway 361.

Demographics[edit]

Rush City, Market Day, 1922
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 580
1890 707 21.9%
1900 987 39.6%
1910 964 −2.3%
1920 971 0.7%
1930 908 −6.5%
1940 1,020 12.3%
1950 1,175 15.2%
1960 1,108 −5.7%
1970 1,130 2.0%
1980 1,198 6.0%
1990 1,497 25.0%
2000 2,102 40.4%
2010 3,079 46.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,079 people, 844 households, and 524 families residing in the city. The population density was 724.5 inhabitants per square mile (279.7 /km2). There were 908 housing units at an average density of 213.6 per square mile (82.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.5% White, 13.2% African American, 4.0% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 844 households of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 33.6 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 37.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.8% were from 45 to 64; and 10.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 64.9% male and 35.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,102 people, 705 households, and 461 families residing in the city. The population density was 689.6 people per square mile (266.1/km²). There were 724 housing units at an average density of 237.5 per square mile (91.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.10% White, 4.66% African American, 1.33% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.04% of the population.

There were 705 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 120.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,466, and the median income for a family was $40,380. Males had a median income of $31,750 versus $21,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,668. About 10.2% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Ruth Duccini – (1918–2014), actress, munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. Born in Rush City.
  • Clayton Tonnemaker – (1928–1996), former American football player, who played center and linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1950 to 1954, also played center linebacker at University of Minnesota. Tonnemaker lettered in football at Rush City High School as an 8th grader.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.chisagocountypress.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=13638

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°41′08″N 92°57′56″W / 45.68556°N 92.96556°W / 45.68556; -92.96556