Ruston, Louisiana Information & Statistics

Quick Facts

The 2018 population estimate for Ruston is 22,055, a change of -0.42% when compared to 2014. With an area of 21.12 square miles, this works out to a population density of 1,044.40 persons/mi2.
The number of households in 2018 were estimated to be 7,831, with an average household size of 2.53.
Ruston's 2018 unemployment rate was 7.50%.
The average household income in Ruston for 2018 was $47,178, while the median was $30,119.

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Ruston Fertility Rate

450 estimated births

Ruston Household Characteristics

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Type of Housing

Ruston Housing Values

Median mortgage payment for 2018: $1,259

Ruston Average Rent as Percentage of Gross Income

Median rent for 2018: $704

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Ruston Population Data

Period Geography Population
2014 Ruston city, Louisiana 22,149
2015 Ruston city, Louisiana 22,185
2016 Ruston city, Louisiana 22,245
2017 Ruston city, Louisiana 22,154
2018 Ruston city, Louisiana 22,055