Income/capita 19%
Household income 35%
Unemployment 24%
Income per capita$35,550$27,947$32,999
Median household income$74,634$53,553$62,848
Median income owner occupied$0$74,530$79,796
Median income renter occupied$0$35,892$41,061
Median earnings male$46,518$37,161$41,953
Median earnings female$35,372$27,970$27,576
Unemployment rate3.6%5.0%4.3%
Poverty leveln/a17.9%12.7%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Ruston is 19% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Ruston is 35% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Ruston is 24% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Ruston is equal to the national average

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      Ruston employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.6%0.2%
      Manufacturing sector8.6%1.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.4%7.6%
      Wholesale & retail services12.8%5.6%
      Public administration4.5%8.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.5%1.9%
      Education, health & social services15.9%46.0%

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      Raft Island, WA342$100,88282%
      Rosedale, WA4,719$93,75069%
      Artondale, WA13,506$93,62369%
      Tacoma, WA205,602$53,5533%

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      Fontana, CA205,228$65,99519%
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      Modesto, CA208,512$50,9968%
      Moreno Valley, CA202,061$56,4562%
      Tacoma, WA205,602$53,5533%
      Source: The Ruston, Tacoma, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).