Rugby is a very small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 2,846 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rugby is the 16th largest community in North Dakota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rugby is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rugby is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Rugby who work in office and administrative support (11.03%), sales jobs (9.72%), and food service (9.43%).
One of the benefits of Rugby is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.06 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Rugby with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.04% of adults in Rugby have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rugby in 2010 was $23,411, which is low income relative to North Dakota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,644 for a family of four. However, Rugby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Rugby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rugby residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Rugby include Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Rugby is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.