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Rush 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
Area
 • 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)
 • Total 3,079
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,218
 • Density 757.18/sq mi (292.38/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55069
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-56266
GNIS feature ID 0650391
Website www.rushcitymn.us

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

History

Rush City was platted in 1870, and incorporated in 1874.

Geography

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.

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.

Transportation

Interstate 35 serves as a main route for the community. Other main routes include Minnesota State Highway 361. Rush City is served by the Rush City Regional Airport.

Demographics

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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 2,112 41.1%
2010 3,079 45.8%
2019 (est.) 3,218 4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,079 people, 844 households, and 524 families living 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.

Economy

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.

Notable people

  • 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 the University of Minnesota. Tonnemaker lettered in football at Rush City High School as an eighth grader.
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