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Welcome to Ruston ...

The coastal town of Ruston is located in Pierce County<1>.

The location of Ruston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ruston has a population of 846 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ruston.

Ruston is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ruston lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ruston had an population of 846 people. This is an increase of 12.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ruston had a population of 749 people. This makes Ruston the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Ruston represents 0.01% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 214th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 749 people, the population of Ruston increased 1.49% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 738 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ruston.

Communities Also Named Ruston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Ruston - it's located in Louisiana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ruston.

Communities near Ruston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ruston.

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Kent [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Ruston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<6>
  • Renton [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renton
    • Renton [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Ruston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<6>
  • Federal Way [King County]
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    • Auburn [King County]
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      • Auburn [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Ruston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
    • Lakewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
      • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Ruston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
    • Burien [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
      • Burien [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Ruston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puyallup
      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
    • Bremerton [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bremerton
      • Bremerton [Kitsap County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Ruston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bremerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bremerton<6>
    • University Place [Pierce County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ruston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ruston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ruston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ruston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ruston. See our Newspapers Page for Ruston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ruston ...

Looking for more information about Ruston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ruston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ruston.

Adding Ruston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ruston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ruston was on a map titled Map of Washington (from Mobile Oil, 1949).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ruston on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ruston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Pierce, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ruston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ruston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ruston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ruston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RustonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2981, Longitude: -122.5105       In this case, the coordinates for Ruston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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