Ruston Information

Ruston Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Ruston, LA

General Ruston Information

State: Louisiana

County: Lincoln Parish

Close cities: Grambling, LA, Ruston, LA, Simsboro, LA, Quitman, LA, Dubach, LA, Vienna, LA, Chatham, LA, Choudrant, LA

Ruston Population (census data)
Total 21,005 (+2.4% since 2000)
Male 10,117 (48.2%)
Female 10,888 (51.8%)

Population Density: 1,162 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 88.1 (US Avg is 100)

Ruston Elevation: 319 feet above sea level

Land Area: 18.1 square miles

Median Household Income: $28,418

Zip Codes: 71272, 71270, and 71273.

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Ruston Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (56.4%)
  • Black (38.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • English (8.8%)
  • Irish (7.1%)
  • United States (6.1%)
  • German (6.0%)
  • French (3.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.3%)
Foriegn Born: 745 people (3.5%)
  • Asia (68.8%)
  • Africa (15.6%)
  • Latin America (15.6%)

Local Ruston Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Texas Rangers, Houston Astros
NFL Football: Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints
NBA Basketball: Houston Rockets, , Dallas Mavericks
NHL Hockey: Dallas Stars
NCAA Sports: , Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University

Ruston School Information

High Schools
Ruston High School (900 Bearcat Drive, Ruston, LA, 71270 - Lincoln Parish School Board District)
Ruston Junior High School (481 Tarbutton Road, Ruston, LA, 71270 - Lincoln Parish School Board District)
Elementary Schools
Cypress Springs Elementary School (1040 Saratoga Street, Ruston, LA, 71270 - Lincoln Parish School Board District)
Glen View Elementary School (1601 Bittersweet Street, Ruston, LA, 71270 - Lincoln Parish School Board District)
Hillcrest Elementary School (301 East Kentucky Avenue, Ruston, LA, 71270 - Lincoln Parish School Board District)
I. A. Lewis Elementary School (1000 Mitchell Avenue, Ruston, LA, 71270 - Lincoln Parish School Board District)
Ruston Elementary School (200 North Bernard Street, Ruston, LA, 71270 - Lincoln Parish School Board District)
Other/Private Schools
A. E. Phillips Laboratory School (Hergot Street, Ruston, LA, 71272 - Lincoln Parish School Board District)
Howard School (901 South Vienna Street, Ruston, LA, 71270 - Lincoln Parish School Board District)
Lincoln Center (1435 Mayberry Street, Ruston, LA, 71270 - Lincoln Parish School Board District)
Lincoln Parish Secondary Alternative School (1428 Arlington Street, Ruston, LA, 71270 - Lincoln Parish School Board District)
Ruston Developmental Center/SSD #1 (2776 Highway 150, Ruston, LA, 71273 - Special School District # 1 District)

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