Ruston, Washington

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Population in 2017: 828 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.2%
 
Males: 383  (46.4%)
Females: 445  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98407.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $90,513 (it was $48,393 in 2000)
Ruston:

$90,513
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $57,270 (it was $22,565 in 2000)

Ruston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $345,030 (it was $136,200 in 2000)
Ruston:

$345,030
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $331,767; detached houses: $354,260; townhouses or other attached units: $278,932; in 2-unit structures: $251,628; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $190,351; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,993; mobile homes: $122,473; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $9,799

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,494.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ruston: 114.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.7%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.5% for Black residents, 17.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ruston, WA (2017)
    • 85481.8%White alone
    • 676.4%Hispanic
    • 535.1%Two or more races
    • 242.3%Asian alone
    • 201.9%Black alone
    • 90.9%American Indian alone
    • 30.3%Other race alone
    • 20.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Ruston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Ruston by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(136.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(518.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(263.5)
1
(113.4)
1
(113.6)
2
(272.9)
1
(133.9)
1
(131.4)
1
(130.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(124.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(120.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
7
(793.7)
1
(113.6)
5
(682.1)
1
(133.9)
3
(394.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(130.5)
1
(129.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(119.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(132.5)
4
(527.0)
5
(566.9)
10
(1,136)
5
(682.1)
11
(1,473)
9
(1,183)
6
(783.3)
3
(391.6)
6
(778.2)
6
(748.1)
7
(866.3)
6
(724.6)
12
(1,429)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(1,854)
9
(1,186)
2
(226.8)
15
(1,705)
22
(3,001)
20
(2,677)
20
(2,628)
19
(2,480)
20
(2,611)
12
(1,556)
16
(1,995)
30
(3,713)
31
(3,744)
20
(2,381)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(397.4)
3
(395.3)
0
(0.0)
6
(681.8)
5
(682.1)
2
(267.7)
3
(394.2)
2
(261.1)
1
(130.5)
3
(389.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(371.3)
11
(1,329)
2
(238.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(113.4)
1
(113.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(131.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(124.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)115.2195.0241.5259.1549.8298.5337.7214.1168.4588.8169.6238.9343.0238.1

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City-data.com crime index in Ruston, WA

Crime rate in Ruston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.95
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: Arab (12.8%), German (10.7%), American (9.0%), Irish (8.4%), Norwegian (8.2%), English (5.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 110 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 3,231 people per square mile   (average).

Ruston, Washington map

55 residents are foreign born (2.3% Asia, 1.7% Europe).

This town:

5.3%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,603 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,255 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tacoma, WA (4.5 miles , pop. 193,556).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (24.2 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (938.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Browns Point, WA (1.8 miles ),
Wollochet, WA (2.0 miles ),
Gig Harbor, WA (2.0 miles ),
Dash Point, WA (2.1 miles ),
Fircrest, WA (2.1 miles ),
Tacoma, WA (2.1 miles ),
Gig Harbor Peninsula, WA (2.3 miles ),
University Place, WA (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 47.30 N, Longitude: 122.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 253

Distribution of median household income in Ruston, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ruston, WA in 2017

Property values in Ruston, WA

Ruston satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

5.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+4.5%).
Most common industries in Ruston, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.4%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Chemicals (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Educational services (14.0%)
  • Public administration (11.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Ruston, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.3%)

Average climate in Ruston, Washington

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.7. This is about average.

City:

84.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.213. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.650. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00477. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00477
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Ruston-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 3.3 miles away from Ruston center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 14.7 miles away from Ruston center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 8.4 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 37.8 miles away from Ruston center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 51.6 miles away from Ruston center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 480.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ruston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ruston:

  • HIGHLANDS DEMENTIA CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • HIGHLANDS,THE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • COTTESMORE OF LIFE CARE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • BEL AIR REHAB AND SPECIALTY CARE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • BEL-AIR CONV AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • ST JOSEPH DIALYSIS CENTER GIG HARBOR (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • MANOR CARE OF GIG HARBOR WA, LLC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)

Amtrak station near Ruston:

  • 6 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ruston:

  • University of Puget Sound (about 3 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,788)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 4 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Bates Technical College (about 5 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 5 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 9 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 10 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 11 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Ruston Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Ruston Town - Ruston Municipal Court (5117 North Winnifred Street).

Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

57.7%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

11.6%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Ruston:

Marital status in Ruston, WA
  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 41.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

For population 25 years and over in Ruston:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Washington average:

11.3

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ruston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ruston, WA (based on Pierce County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant121,041365
Catholic69,55826
Other49,446109
Mainline Protestant34,906123
Black Protestant4,81717
Orthodox6054
None514,852-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 132
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
Pierce County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
This county:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
Here:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pierce County:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pierce County:

14.1%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.2%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ruston:

51.7%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Ruston:

28.6
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ruston:

19.5%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.8%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ruston:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.4%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

59.9%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Ruston:

80.7%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ruston, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$21,173$50,8153$4,355
Solid Waste Management 3$9,957$39,8280$0
Other Government Administration 1$7,956$95,4720$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,183$38,1960$0
Electric Power 0$0 2$3,720
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 10$42,269$50,7235$8,075

Ruston government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $13,000 ($15.70)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($3.62)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $371,000 ($448.07)
    Police Protection: $364,000 ($439.61)
    Central Staff Services: $282,000 ($340.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $183,000 ($221.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $119,000 ($143.72)
    Sewerage: $90,000 ($108.70)
    Financial Administration: $61,000 ($73.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $52,000 ($62.80)
    Regular Highways: $40,000 ($48.31)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($24.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,000 ($18.12)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $82,000 ($99.03)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $40,000 ($48.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,460,000 ($1763.29)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($25.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000 ($22.95)
    Electric Utilities: $13,000 ($15.70)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($2.42)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $455,000 ($549.52)

Ruston government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $214,000 ($258.45)
    Other: $195,000 ($235.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $141,000 ($170.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $520,000 ($628.02)
    General Revenue - Other: $257,000 ($310.39)
    Fines and Forfeits: $109,000 ($131.64)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($10.87)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($6.04)
    Rents: $5,000 ($6.04)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $453,000 ($547.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $24,000 ($28.99)
    Highways: $14,000 ($16.91)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($9.66)
  • Tax - Property: $314,000 ($379.23)
    Public Utilities Sales: $89,000 ($107.49)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $52,000 ($62.80)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $20,000 ($24.15)
    Other License: $16,000 ($19.32)
    Other Selective Sales: $12,000 ($14.49)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000 ($12.08)
    Amusements Sales: $1,000 ($1.21)

Ruston government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,057,000 ($1276.57)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,057,000 ($1276.57)

Ruston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,988,000 ($6024.15)

8.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,211 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  2.71% ($57,641 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.49% ($50,794)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.29% ($50,871)


7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,793 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,343 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.20%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  1.82% ($53,673 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.57% ($44,488)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.25% ($51,925)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ruston:

  • 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)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ruston:

  • KUPS (90.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ruston:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67GJ (Channel 67; POINT PULLEY, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)

Ruston fatal accident list:

Sep 9, 2008 02:27 AM, 8th St Nw, Lat: 47.198750, Lon: -122.304310, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 16, 2006 01:46 PM, N 51st, N Bennett, Lat: 47.298200, Lon: -122.510290, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 7, 1985 01:25 AM, N51stst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.5mTotal length
  • $6,840,000Total costs
  • 1,000Total average daily traffic
  • 50Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,650Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Bnsf Ls51 Mp 5.1 Tacoma South Aei (Lat: 47.295944 Lon: -122.502694), Type: Mast, Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WNWU296,
    Assigned Frequencies: 903.750 MHz, 902.250 MHz, 910.000 MHz, 903.750 MHz, 911.500 MHz, 910.000 MHz, 913.000 MHz, 913.000 MHz, 915.000 MHz, 915.000 MHz... (+9 more), Grant Date: 07/13/2015, Expiration Date: 09/26/2025, Certifier: S C Muhr, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB7BKY, Licensee ID: L00308819, Grant Date: 06/19/2007, Expiration Date: 06/19/2017, Registrant: Michael A Johnson, 5202 N Highland, Ruston, WA 98407
  • Call Sign: KC7FIF, Grant Date: 09/01/1994, Expiration Date: 09/01/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/02/2006, Registrant: Michael L Harris, 5605 N 49th St, Ruston, WA 98407
  • Call Sign: KE7UBR, Licensee ID: L01312617, Grant Date: 05/20/2008, Expiration Date: 05/20/2018, Cancellation Date: 06/26/2009, Certifier: Brett J Mueller Mr, Registrant: Brett J Mueller Mr, 5225 N Pearl St #2, Ruston, WA 98407
  • Call Sign: KG7KOX, Licensee ID: L01858285, Grant Date: 04/16/2014, Expiration Date: 04/16/2024, Certifier: Brandon P Theinert, Registrant: Brandon P Theinert, 5618 N 49th St, Ruston, WA 98407

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$214,8152$244,97512$240,4761$118,9802$118,715
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$307,4802$207,3500$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$221,8303$272,6970$01$162,860
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$248,2150$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$94,1000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0603.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$215,7201$146,350
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0603.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ruston, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ruston, WA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ruston, WA
  • 59.8%Utility gas
  • 36.7%Electricity
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ruston, WA
  • 83.5%Electricity
  • 15.5%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel


Ruston compared to Washington state average:

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

Ruston on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most cars per house, population 500+"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
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