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Ruso, North Dakota
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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
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McLean
Area
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.64 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.64 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,087 ft (636 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 4
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4
 • Density 16.06/sq mi (6.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58778
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-69140
GNIS feature ID 1031045

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

Geography

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).

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 141
1920 120 −14.9%
1930 104 −13.3%
1940 65 −37.5%
1950 37 −43.1%
1960 31 −16.2%
1970 15 −51.6%
1980 12 −20.0%
1990 8 −33.3%
2000 6 −25.0%
2010 4 −33.3%
2019 (est.) 4 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census 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.

Ruso in popular culture

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

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