For population 25 years and over in Rufus:
For population 15 years and over in Rufus city:
43 residents are foreign born (18.4% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,400 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (63.2 miles , pop. 71,845).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (92.8 miles , pop. 529,121).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (812.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: Maryhill, WA (2.0 miles) , Biggs Junction, OR (2.2 miles) , Wasco, OR (2.7 miles ), Centerville, WA (3.0 miles) , Goldendale, WA (3.1 miles ), Wishram, WA (3.3 miles ), Moro, OR (3.8 miles ), Wahkiakus, WA (4.5 miles ).
Latitude: 45.69 N, Longitude: 120.74 W
Area code: 541
Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-9.2%).
Work and jobs in Rufus: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Rufus, Oregon
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Rufus-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/25/1993 at 13:34:35, a magnitude 5.7 (5.5 MB, 5.4 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 12.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from Rufus center
On 10/8/2006 at 02:48:26, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.5 MD, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/2002 at 14:36:04, a magnitude 4.5 (4.0 MB, 4.5 MD, Depth: 3.9 mi) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/14/2008 at 18:45:55, a magnitude 4.2 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.2 MD, Depth: 13.0 mi) earthquake occurred 40.6 miles away from Rufus center
On 1/30/2000 at 19:10:23, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Sherman County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 45.4%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Rufus compared to Oregon state average:
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Religion statistics for Rufus (based on Sherman County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.97%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Rufus government finances in 2002(per resident):
8.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,741 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
9.51% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,276 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Rufus fatal accident list:
Jun 16, 1988 11:20 AM, I084, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 55 meters (180ft)
Total costs: $3,879,000
Total average daily traffic: 39,230
Total average daily truck traffic: 13,696
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:5
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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