Ruso, North Dakota

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Ruso, North Dakota
Ruso, North Dakota.jpg
ND McLean County Ruso.svg
Coordinates: 47°50′16″N 100°55′58″W / 47.83778°N 100.93278°W / 47.83778; -100.93278Coordinates: 47°50′16″N 100°55′58″W / 47.83778°N 100.93278°W / 47.83778; -100.93278
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyMcLean
Government
 • MayorBruce Lorenz[1]
Area
 • Total0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,087 ft (636 m)
Population
 • Total4
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
4
 • Density16/sq mi (6.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58778
Area code(s)701
FIPS code38-69140
GNIS feature ID1031045[5]

Ruso is a hamlet in McLean County, North Dakota, United States. The population was four at the 2010 census,[6] making Ruso the least populous incorporated place in North Dakota.[7]

History[edit]

Ruso was founded in 1906 and named either after a Russian word meaning "south of us" or from the first two letters in both of the words "South Russia," which was the homeland of many area settlers.[8] The city incorporated in 1909.[9]

Geography[edit]

Ruso is located at 47°50′16″N 100°55′58″W / 47.83778°N 100.93278°W / 47.83778; -100.93278 (47.837812, -100.932834).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910141
1920120−14.9%
1930104−13.3%
194065−37.5%
195037−43.1%
196031−16.2%
197015−51.6%
198012−20.0%
19908−33.3%
20006−25.0%
20104−33.3%
Est. 20183[4]−25.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2015 Estimate[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 4 people, 3 households, and 1 family residing in the city. The population density was 16.0 inhabitants per square mile (6.2/km2). There were 3 housing units at an average density of 12.0 per square mile (4.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 3 households of which 33.3% were married couples living together and 66.7% were non-families. 66.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 33.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.33 and the average family size was 2.00.

The median age in the city was 58.5 years. 0.0% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 0.0% were from 25 to 44; 75% were from 45 to 64; and 25% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 75.0% male and 25.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were six people, three households, and three families residing in the city. The population density was 23.9 people per square mile (9.3/km²). There were three housing units at an average density of 11.9 per square mile (4.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100% White.

There were three households out of which none had children under the age of 18 living with them, and 100% were married couples living together. The average household size was two and the average family size was two.

In the city, the population was spread out with 33.3% from 25 to 44, 33.3% from 45 to 64, and 33.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58 years. There were three males and three females.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $41,250. The per capita income for the city was $21,050. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

Ruso in popular culture[edit]

Ruso plays an important role in the film The Cut (2014).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roeder, Oliver (June 15, 2018). "Significant Digits For Friday, June 15, 2018". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  7. ^ Rivero, Nicolas (25 August 2017). "The Smallest Town in Each of the 50 States". Mental Floss. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  8. ^ Wick, Douglas A. "Ruso (McLean County)". North Dakota Place Names. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Smallest North Dakota city to double in population to 4". Local 12. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  12. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2016.