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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ruston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pierce County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tacoma area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98407 ZIP code.
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.
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.
Pierce County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ruston political report.
The average commute time for Ruston workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Ruston, WAPros: 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...Blog about Ruston
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