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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.


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Median household income
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$26,875
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rufus demographic reports
Rufus is on the Columbia River
The John Day Dam was built near here between 1959 and 1968
Nearby parks & recreation: Deschutes State Park
Historic sites and museums: D.J. & H. Museum

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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.

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7% of Rufus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rufus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $742.


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Sherman County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rufus political report.

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The average commute time for Rufus workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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