Living in Ruston, LA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Ruston, Louisiana Info Snack

Population
21,976
Unemployment
4.5%
Poverty
41.6%
Median Home
$169,600
Median Income
$29,128
Median Rent
$744

Ruston SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
10

Ruston, LA Crime Report

762
Total Crimes
3,440.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
38.91%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Ruston
/ 100k People
Louisiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 762 3,440.5 3,711.3 2,476.7
Violent Crime 85 383.8 549.3 366.7
Murder 3 13.5 11.7 5.0
Robbery 10 45.2 86.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 72 325.1 402.1 250.2
Property Crime 677 3,056.7 3,162.0 2,109.9
Burglary 105 474.1 579.0 340.5
Larceny 565 2,551.0 2,352.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 7 31.6 230.5 219.9

Ruston, LA Cost Of Living

88
Ruston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Ruston Louisiana National Average
Overall 88 92 100
Services 90 96 100
Groceries 95 98 100
Health 94 98 100
Housing 83 81 100
Transportation 94 99 100
Utilities 81 88 100

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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
2019 21,976 -0.4%
2018 22,055 -0.4%
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 -

Race / Ethnicity in Ruston

White
45.6% (10,013)
African American
47.9% (10,524)
American Indian
0.2% (48)
Asian
2.7% (602)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.4% (302)
Hispanic
2.2% (487)
Race Ruston LA USA
White 45.6% 58.7% 60.7%
African American 47.9% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 2.7% 1.7% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.4% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.2% 5.1% 18.0%

Gender in Ruston

Female
51.6% (11,330)
Male
48.4% (10,646)
Gender Ruston LA USA
Female 51.6% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 48.4% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ruston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (219)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (1,758)
High School / GED
23.0% (5,054)
Some College
18.0% (3,955)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (1,538)
Bachelor's Degree
25.0% (5,494)
Master's Degree
12.0% (2,637)
Professional Degree
2.0% (439)
Doctorate Degree
4.0% (879)
Education Ruston LA USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 23.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 6.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 25.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 12.0% 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
18.3% (402,295)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.9% (174,539)
$15,000 to $24,999
18.5% (406,156)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.2% (268,564)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.1% (265,256)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.2% (268,840)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.4% (184,741)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.7% (126,286)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.1% (45,496)
$200,000 or more
2.5% (55,422)
Income Ruston LA USA
Less than $10,000 18.3% 9.6% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.9% 5.9% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 18.5% 12.0% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.2% 10.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.1% 12.5% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.2% 16.1% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.4% 11.2% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.7% 12.6% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.1% 5.0% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 2.5% 4.6% 7.7%

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