About This Place
Ruthven is a city in Palo Alto County, Iowa, United States. The population was 711 at the 2000 census.
Ruthven is located at 43°7′50″N 94°54′1″W / 43.13056°N 94.90028°W / 43.13056; -94.90028 (43.130448, -94.900207).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.