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Ruch, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Ruch Census Designated Place had a population of 857 as of July 1, 2016. Ruch ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ruch is located at latitude 42.2314 and longitude -123.0403 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Ruch Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,552 feet.

The Ruch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2611776) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ruch Census Designated Place is located within Southwest Jackson Division of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ruch population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ruch, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 857
Population in Households 856
Population in Familes 693
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 127
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 339
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 266 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $416,327
Average Home Value $450,940


Median Household Income $53,978
Average Household Income $73,509
Per Capita Income $30,993
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.62%
Households 0.24% 0.58%
Families 0.14% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ruch, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruch to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 222 42nd
Population Density1 # 328 13th
Diversity Index2 # 305 19th
Median Household Income # 105 72nd
Per Capita Income # 66 83rd

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