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Ruston is a town in Pierce County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community was named for W.R. Rust, who operated a local smelter

The latitude of Ruston is 47.299N. The longitude is -122.506W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 746.


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$48,393
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ruston demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Point Defiance Music Fest - Sept. 2-3, 2007
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21% of Ruston residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ruston ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ruston was $22,565, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% of Ruston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ruston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $592.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,149.


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Pierce County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ruston political report.

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The average commute time for Ruston workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Ruston, WA

Pros: Point Defiance Park...

Cons: ASARCO built a chemical plant here some years ago, and dumped tons of industrial waste here...

This is a good place to Go hiking! also, to visit the Antique Sandwich Company on Open Mike night, when a local radio station broadcasts the Puget Sound acts that show up tom play...

General info: The ferry runs to Vashon Island several times a day, and it's cheap...

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