Rush City, Minnesota

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Rush City is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,102 at the 2000 census.

Interstate 35 serves as a main arterial route for the community.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (7.9 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.9 km²) of it is land and 0.33% is water.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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 $34,219, 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.

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