Ruston, LA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Ruston, Louisiana Info Snack

Population
21,987
Unemployment
4.4%
Poverty
38.8%
Median Home
$169,900
Median Income
$32,295
Median Rent
$745

Ruston SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
10

Ruston, LA Crime Report

874
Total Crimes
4,000.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
70.53%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Ruston
/ 100k People
Louisiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 874 4,000.7 3,523.8 2,346.0
Violent Crime 122 558.5 639.4 387.8
Murder 3 13.7 15.8 6.5
Robbery 0 0.0 80.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 118 540.1 497.0 279.7
Property Crime 752 3,442.3 2,884.4 1,958.2
Burglary 159 727.8 510.1 314.2
Larceny 559 2,558.8 2,107.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 34 155.6 266.9 246.0

Ruston, LA Cost Of Living

89
Ruston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Ruston Louisiana National Average
Overall 89 91 100
Services 93 98 100
Groceries 91 97 100
Health 93 97 100
Housing 81 83 100
Transportation 84 93 100
Utilities 82 86 100

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Rankings for Ruston in Louisiana

Map Of Ruston, LA

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Population over time in Ruston

Year Population % Change
2020 21,987 -0.3%
2019 22,055 -0.4%
2018 22,154 -0.4%
2017 22,245 0.3%
2016 22,185 0.2%
2015 22,149 0.5%
2014 22,033 1.0%
2013 21,805 0.5%
2012 21,702 0.6%
2011 21,578 -

Race / Ethnicity in Ruston

White
45.5% (9,998)
African American
47.1% (10,357)
American Indian
0.1% (16)
Asian
2.5% (550)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (75)
Two Or More
1.5% (337)
Hispanic
3.0% (654)
Race Ruston LA USA
White 45.5% 58.3% 60.1%
African American 47.1% 31.9% 12.2%
American Indian 0.1% 0.5% 0.6%
Asian 2.5% 1.7% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 1.5% 2.0% 2.8%
Hispanic 3.0% 5.2% 18.2%

Gender in Ruston

Female
50.9% (11,196)
Male
49.1% (10,791)
Gender Ruston LA USA
Female 50.9% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 49.1% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ruston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (219)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (1,319)
High School / GED
25.0% (5,496)
Some College
18.0% (3,957)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (1,758)
Bachelor's Degree
26.0% (5,716)
Master's Degree
10.0% (2,198)
Professional Degree
2.0% (439)
Doctorate Degree
4.0% (879)
Education Ruston LA USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 5.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 33.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 26.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 10.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Ruston, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
15.0% (330,732)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.0% (152,960)
$15,000 to $24,999
18.4% (405,439)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.3% (270,202)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.3% (358,815)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.9% (261,749)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.8% (193,040)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.8% (126,785)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.7% (37,626)
$200,000 or more
2.8% (61,347)
Income Ruston LA USA
Less than $10,000 15.0% 8.9% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.0% 5.5% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 18.4% 12.2% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.3% 10.2% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.3% 12.5% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.9% 16.3% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.8% 11.4% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.8% 13.0% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.7% 5.3% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 2.8% 4.7% 8.3%

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