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Rush Lake is a township in Otter Tail County, in the Fergus Falls metro area.
The latitude of Rush Lake is 46.501N. The longitude is -95.592W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,342 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 966.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rush Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Otter Tail County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56576 ZIP code.
40% of Rush Lake residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rush Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rush Lake was $19,800, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Rush Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rush Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $781.
Otter Tail County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rush Lake political report.
The average commute time for Rush Lake workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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