Rufus, OR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rufus, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Rufus had a population of 247 as of July 1, 2016. Rufus ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rufus is located at latitude 45.689 and longitude -120.7467 in Sherman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rufus (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Sherman County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 210 feet.

The City of Rufus (GNIS ID: 2411013) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rufus is located within Wasco Division of Sherman County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rufus: Grants Gravel Pit.

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


Total Population 247
Population in Households 247
Population in Familes 194
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 208
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 114
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $140,625
Average Home Value $199,286


Median Household Income $41,842
Average Household Income $53,931
Per Capita Income $23,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.24%
Households -0.14% -0.18%
Families 1.65% -0.28%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

Rufus, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rufus 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 # 306 19th
Population Density1 # 304 20th
Diversity Index2 # 151 60th
Median Household Income # 250 34th
Per Capita Income # 235 38th

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