Rufus, OR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rufus, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Rufus had a population of 241 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rufus: Grants Gravel Pit.

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Rufus, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 241
Daytime Population: Workers 134
Daytime Population: Residents 138
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 272
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 241
Population in Familes 189
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 203
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $40,277
Average Household Income $53,318
Per Capita Income $22,375


Total Housing Units 140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $139,583
Average Home Value $188,732


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.45% -0.67%
Households -0.61% -0.74%
Families 1.03% -1.17%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

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, 2017 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 # 309 19th
Population Density # 307 19th
Diversity Index # 159 58th
Median Household Income # 278 27th
Per Capita Income # 278 27th

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