Census 2010: Washington › Ruston

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Square miles: 0.3 Population per sq. mile: 2,917.7

  • 2010 population: 749
  • 2000 population: 738
  • Total change: 11 (1.5%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 31.4%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 39.5 years old

Ruston population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native81.1%223.0%-63.6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander50.7%10.1%400.0%
Other race70.9%81.1%-12.5%
Two or more races354.7%273.7%29.6%
*Hispanic origin456.0%283.8%60.7%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 156 (20.8%)

Diversity Index: 44.1%

Ages 18+

Population: 593 (79.2%)

Diversity Index: 29.3%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native10.6%71.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander31.9%20.3%
Other race00.0%71.2%
Two or more races1710.9%183.0%
*Hispanic origin1610.3%294.9%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population365 (48.7%)
Median age38.9
Population384 (51.3%)
Median age40
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 108611.5%4412.1%4210.9%
10 to 19 years7710.3%339.0%4411.5%
20 to 29 years9512.7%4813.2%4712.2%
30 to 39 years12216.3%6317.3%5915.4%
40 to 49 years10814.4%5916.2%4912.8%
50 to 59 years13818.4%6016.4%7820.3%
60 to 69 years7510.0%3810.4%379.6%
70 to 79 years324.3%154.1%174.4%
80 and older162.1%51.4%112.9%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 2.8
Households 194 (57.7%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.2
Households 142 (42.3%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 86 25.6% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 61 18.2% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 4 1.2% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 12 3.6% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 16 4.8% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 15 4.5% ...
Single male living alone 51 15.2% n/a
Single female living alone 50 14.9% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 41 12.2% n/a
Total 336 100% n/a
Family households 194 57.7% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 88 26.2% ...
Non-family households 142 42.3% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 59 17.6% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.2
Avg. household size2.2
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties24.4%
Renter-occupied properties10.2%
Overall vacancy rate21.9%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant94 21.9%
For rent133.0%
Rented, but unoccupied00.0%
For sale7216.7%
Sold, but unoccupied10.2%
Seasonal use only10.2%
Other vacant units71.6%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team