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Rufus is a city in Sherman County.
The community was named for Rufus C. Wallis, settler who operated a ferry and warehouse here
The latitude of Rufus is 45.695N. The longitude is -120.734W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 213 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 241.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rufus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sherman County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97050 ZIP code.
24% of Rufus residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rufus ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rufus was $16,801, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Rufus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rufus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $742.
Sherman County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rufus political report.
The average commute time for Rufus workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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