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Population in 2012: 243 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.3%
 

Males: 130  (53.8%)
Females: 113  (46.2%)

Median resident age:  51.1 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 97050.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,109 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Rufus:

$25,109
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,558

Rufus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $160,669 (it was $58,900 in 2000)
Rufus:

$160,669
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $189,699; Detached houses: $183,654; Mobile homes: $199,839

Median gross rent in 2012: $675.

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  • White alone - 208 (83.5%)
  • Hispanic - 33 (13.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (2.8%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rufus: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (15.3%), Irish (11.8%), English (10.3%), German (5.3%), United States (3.8%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1965

Elevation: 206 feet

Land area: 1.20 square miles.

Population density: 203 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Rufus:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rufus city:

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.1%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

46 residents are foreign born

This city:  17.6%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,389 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,750 (1.3%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-9.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5%)
  • Cashiers (16%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)

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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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Hospitals/medical centers near Rufus:

  • MT ADAMS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GOLDENDALE, WA)
  • KLICKITAT VALLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; GOLDENDALE, WA)
  • KLICKITAT VALLEY HLTH SVCS HH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; GOLDENDALE, WA)

Political contributions by individuals in Rufus, OR

Amtrak station near Rufus:

  • 12 miles: WISHRAM (WEST END OF RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rufus:

  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 63 miles; Yakima, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,757)
  • Mt Hood Community College (about 82 miles; Gresham, OR; FT enrollment: 4,091)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 87 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • Central Washington University (about 91 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 9,652)
  • Clark College (about 93 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 6,136)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 93 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 3,205)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 96 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,902)

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Notable locations in Rufus: Rufus Sewer System (A), Rufus City Hall (B), Rufus Department of Public Works (C), Rufus Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Rufus: Rufus Community Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Fly by Nyte Guide Service (Tours & Charters; 208 Main Street).

 
Sherman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 46.7%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 85.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.5%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rufus, OR

Rufus compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rufus travel time to work - commute


Rufus mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

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Religion statistics for Rufus city (based on Sherman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.97%
Here31.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents43.9%14.5%12.9%11.2%17.5%
Congregations30.0%10.0%10.0%20.0%30.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Sherman County:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Sherman County:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Sherman County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

30.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sherman County:

25.6%
Oregon:

25.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,754
Water Supply 1$2,426$29,1120$0
Totals for Government 1$2,426$29,1121$1,754

Rufus government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $237,000 ($975.31)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $77,000 ($316.87)
    Financial Administration: $53,000 ($218.11)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($98.77)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($90.53)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($24.69)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($16.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $74,000 ($304.53)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Rufus government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($94.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($209.88)
    All Other: $10,000 ($41.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($4.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($94.65)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($28.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $57,000 ($234.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $61,000 ($251.03)
    Highways: $32,000 ($131.69)
    General Support: $4,000 ($16.46)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($90.53)

Rufus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $120,000 ($493.83)

8.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,741 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.91%
Oregon average:

8.89%

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)

Here:

9.51%
Oregon average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Wasco County, OR  2.95% ($42,556 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rufus:

  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KLCK (1400 AM; 1 kW; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: KLICKITAT VALLEY B/CING SERVICES INC)
  • KODL (1440 AM; 5 kW; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: LARSON-WYNN, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rufus:

  • KYYT (102.3 FM; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMCQ (104.5 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: MID-COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215CR (90.9 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K256AC (99.1 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • KMSW (92.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: M.S.W. COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C..)
  • KACI-FM (97.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KQHR (90.1 FM; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: KBPS PUBLIC RADIO FOUNDATION)
  • KBNO-FM (89.3 FM; WHITE SALMON, WA; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLVP-FM (88.7 FM; CHERRYVILLE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZRI (90.3 FM; WELCHES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLES (98.7 FM; MABTON, WA; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)

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
  • Rufus Cell Site: 4.2 Miles Ene Of Rufus (Lat: 45.716806 Lon: -120.653667), Call Sign: KNKN266
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 4.2 Mi Ene (Lat: 45.716667 Lon: -120.653611), Type: 88.4, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Glenn.Werner@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE SUITE 1000
  • 4.2 Mi Ene (Lat: 45.716667 Lon: -120.653611), Type: 88.4, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Glenn.Werner@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE SUITE 1000

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 720 Ft S City Hall (Lat: 45.691500 Lon: -120.736722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: KNGX467
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.430 MHz, 151.475 MHz, 151.490 MHz, 159.240 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/02/2013, Expiration Date: 07/06/2023
    Registrant: Reg 4 Fcca, 1104 1st Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388, Phone: (253) 831-3017
  • Columbia Hills 3 Mi Nne (Lat: 45.740389 Lon: -120.724500), Call Sign: KNDF817
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/04/1997, Expiration Date: 08/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2002
    Registrant: Fields, John:fields, Nancy Dba Fields Ranches, 75960 Hwy 97, Wasco, OR 97065, Phone: (541) 442-5215
  • On Columbia Hills 3 Mi Nne (Lat: 45.740389 Lon: -120.724500), Call Sign: KNFR344, Licensee ID: L00081563
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/06/1997, Expiration Date: 06/08/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2001
    Registrant: David Conlee, Moro, OR 97039
  • Field 11 (Lat: 45.646667 Lon: -120.597222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5.4 m, Call Sign: WQQR212
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.555 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/14/2013, Expiration Date: 02/14/2023, Certifier: Bill Martin
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Pivot 5 (Lat: 45.677778 Lon: -120.751389), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5.4 m, Call Sign: WQQR413
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.555 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/2013, Expiration Date: 02/15/2023, Certifier: Bill Martin
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • RUFUS, 4.2 Mi Ene (Lat: 45.716667 Lon: -120.653611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WMM851
    Assigned Frequencies: 6375.14 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 10623.7 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB7OZV
    Grant Date: 04/20/1993, Expiration Date: 04/20/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/21/2005
    Registrant: Loretta M Meyer, Rufus, OR 97050


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rufus, OR

Most common first names in Rufus, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert464.0 years
Dorothy371.0 years
George372.7 years
Henry370.3 years
James375.0 years
Harold278.6 years
Donald267.5 years
Anna273.0 years
Elmer274.0 years
Jack264.5 years
Most common last names in Rufus, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Morris381.3 years
Eaton368.3 years
Byrd278.5 years
Blackburne288.5 years
Blubaugh274.0 years
Hill269.0 years
Dolph284.5 years
Kuypers270.5 years
Jordan290.5 years
Johnson278.0 years

Rufus on our top lists:

  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
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