Ruston SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
7
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
10

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Ruston, Louisiana Info Snack

Ruston is a small city and the parish seat of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. it is the largest city in the Eastern Ark-La-Tex region. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 21,859, reflecting an increase of 6.4 percent from the count of 20,546 counted in the 2000 Census. Ruston is near the eastern border of the Ark-La-Tex region and is the home of Louisiana Tech University. Its economy is therefore based on its college population. Ruston hosts the annual Peach Festival.
Population
22,154
Unemployment
8.9%
Poverty
43.4%
Median Home
$169,400
Median Income
$27,411
Median Rent
$681

Rankings for Ruston in Louisiana

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Map Of Ruston, LA

Population over time in Ruston

Year Population % Change
2017 22,154 -0.4%
2016 22,245 0.3%
2015 22,185 0.2%
2014 22,149 0.5%
2013 22,033 1.0%
2012 21,805 0.5%
2011 21,702 0.6%
2010 21,578 -

Crime in Ruston Per 100k

Crime Ruston LA USA
Violent Crime 548.2 557.0 382.9
Murder 4.5 12.4 5.3
Robbery 31.2 114.4 98.0
Aggravated Assault 499.2 390.3 248.9
Property Crime 3208.8 3366.8 2362.0
Burglary 677.4 731.5 430.4
Larceny 2473.5 2401.3 1694.0
Car Theft 57.9 234.0 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Ruston

White
46.1% (10,208)
African American
47.9% (10,621)
American Indian
0.2% (41)
Asian
2.8% (612)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.7% (370)
Hispanic
1.4% (302)
Race Ruston LA USA
White 46.1% 59.0% 61.5%
African American 47.9% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 2.8% 1.7% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.7% 1.6% 2.3%
Hispanic 1.4% 5.0% 17.6%

Household Income For Ruston, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
23.3% (516,188)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.5% (144,001)
$15,000 to $24,999
17.2% (381,048)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.6% (279,140)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.7% (192,739)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.7% (281,355)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.0% (155,078)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.1% (179,447)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.0% (44,308)
$200,000 or more
2.1% (46,523)
Income Ruston LA USA
Less than $10,000 23.3% 10.0% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.5% 6.4% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 17.2% 12.4% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.6% 10.6% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.7% 13.2% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.7% 16.3% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.0% 10.8% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.1% 12.0% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.0% 4.4% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 2.1% 4.0% 6.3%

Gender in Ruston

Female
50.9% (11,268)
Male
49.1% (10,885)
Gender Ruston LA USA
Female 50.9% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 49.1% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ruston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.9% (651)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (1,985)
High School / GED
22.4% (4,967)
Some College
17.8% (3,938)
Associate's Degree
5.6% (1,244)
Bachelor's Degree
22.9% (5,079)
Master's Degree
13.3% (2,957)
Professional Degree
1.4% (318)
Doctorate Degree
4.6% (1,010)
Education Ruston LA USA
< 9th Grade 2.9% 5.4% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 10.3% 7.2%
High School / GED 22.4% 33.8% 27.3%
Some College 17.8% 21.3% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 5.6% 5.8% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 22.9% 15.3% 19.1%
Master's Degree 13.3% 5.5% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.4% 1.7% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.6% 1.0% 1.4%

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