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 791 people and just one neighborhood, Ruston is the 253rd largest community in Washington. Much of the housing stock in Ruston was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Ruston are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ruston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ruston is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ruston who work in healthcare (11.65%), teaching (10.22%) and office and administrative support (9.32%).
Of important note, Ruston is also a town of artists. Ruston has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ruston’s character.
Also of interest is that Ruston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Ruston, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.54 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.