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People

Total Population 915
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 543
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 44.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.4%
Median Earnings25+ $49,483
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $51,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,500

Wealth

Median Family Income $98,125
% Above Poverty Level 94.8%
% Below Poverty Level 5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 35%
Median Gross Rent $1,247
Median House Value $284,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22%
US/American 0.7%
English 11.3%
Irish 17.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ruston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Tacoma, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles S of Seattle, Washington
County Pierce
Standard Zip Codes 98407
Phone Area Codes 253
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.299
Longitude -122.506

Ruston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TACOMA 1
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 47 F
Apr Temp 42 to 60 F
Jul Temp 55 to 76 F
Oct Temp 45 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Station PUYALLUP 2 W EXP STN
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 47 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 52 to 78 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station KENT
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 47 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fife 9,477 $66,651
Fircrest 6,612 $71,793
Gig Harbor 7,918 $82,969
Lakewood 59,122 $58,457
Tacoma 203,481 $62,209
University Place 31,991 $77,300

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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