A small town located in Washington, Ruston has a population of slightly less than 1,000. At an average age of just over 41, the town's population is slightly older than other cities in the state, which has an average age of 38. Just 34% of residents rent in Ruston, as most own their homes. At $1,281 a month, the average rent is just above the state average.
Ruston has an average commute time of about 33 minutes. Many residents (44%) drive their car to work, while public transportation is not extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Compared to the national average (7%), Ruston has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 9% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 17% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Ruston residents work in one of two industries: education and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 15% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Ruston workers earn an average annual income of nearly $87,000, a little more than those elsewhere in Washington. Ruston's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).