Ruston, WA

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Ruston Profile


Overview

Ruston is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 845 people and just one neighborhood, Ruston is the 253rd largest community in Washington. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Ruston, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Ruston, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Ruston’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Ruston does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $90,833.00.

Ruston home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Ruston real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Ruston is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.79% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ruston is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ruston who work in office and administrative support (13.86%), healthcare (10.75%), and management occupations (8.67%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.60% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

In addition, Ruston is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Ruston is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Despite being a small town, Ruston has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Ruston Demographics

The citizens of Ruston are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.40% of adults in Ruston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ruston in 2018 was $56,823, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $227,292 for a family of four. However, Ruston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ruston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ruston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ruston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ruston include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Ruston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Ruston, WA HOMES

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TYPE OF Ruston, WA HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Ruston VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to WA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Mason School
3901 N 28th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
06-08
Point Defiance School
4330 N Visscher St
Tacoma, WA 98407
PK-05
Science And Math Institute School
5501 N. Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
09-12
Sherman School
4415 N 38th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
KG-05
Tacoma School Of The Arts
1102 A St
Tacoma, WA 98402
09-12
Truman School
5801 N 35th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
06-08
Wilson School
1202 N Orchard St
Tacoma, WA 98406
09-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

TACOMA SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Washington

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Better than of WA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 55.2% 42.9%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 46.2% 35.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.0% 7.6%

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