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Population (year 2000): 20,546. Estimated population in July 2005: 20,667 (+0.6% change)
Males: 9,896 (48.2%), Females: 10,650 (51.8%)

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Median resident age: 24.0 years
Median household income: $23,001 (year 2000)
Median house value: $81,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Ruston:

  • 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%)

Ancestries: English (8.8%), Irish (7.1%), United States (6.1%), German (6.0%), French (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%).

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Elevation: 319 feet

Land area: 18.1 square miles

Ruston,

For population 25 years and over in Ruston

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ruston city

  • Never married: 48.1%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

3.6% Foreign born (2.2% Asia, 0.5% Latin America, 0.5% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: -185 (-0.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: LA Monroe, (37.5 miles pop. 53,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: LA Shreveport, (77.8 miles pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (268.6 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (5.1 miles Grambling, LA (5.4 miles Vienna, LA (8.8 miles Choudrant, LA (10.0 miles Simsboro, LA (11.8 miles Dubach, Quitman, LA (13.9 miles) , Downsville, LA (16.9 miles) , LA (17.7 miles Eros,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 56 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 1998: 32 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 1999: 36 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2000: 105 buildings, average cost: $69,300
  • 2001: 48 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2002: 53 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 2004: 119 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2005: 102 buildings, average cost: $118,700

Latitude: 32.53 N, Longitude: 92.64 W

Area code: 318


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (34.8%), Retail trade (15.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,767 (+23.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,931 (69.6%)


 

Crime in Ruston by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 0 1 1 3 2
    per 100,000 14.6 0.0 4.9 4.9 14.6 9.7
Rapes 1 5 7 6 2 2
    per 100,000 4.9 24.3 34.1 29.2 9.7 9.7
Robberies 27 28 39 22 29 24
    per 100,000 131.4 136.3 189.8 107.1 141.1 116.8
Assaults 87 106 140 103 85 62
    per 100,000 423.4 515.9 681.4 501.3 413.7 301.8
Burglaries 276 283 235 266 233 170
    per 100,000 1343.3 1377.4 1143.8 1294.7 1134.0 827.4
Thefts 909 915 886 772 649 603
    per 100,000 4424.2 4453.4 4312.3 3757.4 3158.8 2934.9
Auto thefts 36 27 48 39 49 36
    per 100,000 175.2 131.4 233.6 189.8 238.5 175.2
425.7 438.9 483.0 405.0 368.4 298.4


Average climate in Ruston, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ruston,

Ruston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/1992, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Ruston city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/19/1983, a category 3 tornado 20.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Kenny Wright - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Sep 14, 1977), Mike Green - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Dec 6, 1976), Patrick Ramsey - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Feb 14, 1979), Adrian Jackson - College football player (Louisiana Tech Bulldogs), Corey Dean - College basketball player (Louisiana Tech Bulldogs), Earl Griffin - College football player (Louisiana Tech Bulldogs), Matt Alexander - College basketball player (Louisiana Tech Bulldogs).


Hospitals/medical centers in Ruston:
  • HEALTH PARADIGM MEDICAL CENTER (6990 HIGHWAY 80)
  • HEALTHSOUTH NORTH REHAB HOSPITAL (1401 EZELL STREET)
  • LINCOLN GENERAL HOSPITAL (401 EAST VAUGHN STREET)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ruston:
  • MONROE REGIONAL (about 43 miles; MONROE, LA; ID: MLU)
  • BARKSDALE AFB (about 70 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; ID: BAD)
  • SHREVEPORT REGIONAL (about 82 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; ID: SHV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ruston:
  • RUSTON RGNL (about 5 miles; RUSTON, LA; ID: RSN)
  • ARCADIA-BIENVILLE PARISH (about 22 miles; ARCADIA, LA; ID: 5F0)
  • JONESBORO (about 24 miles; JONESBORO, LA; ID: F88)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $4,264 $25,584 0 $0
Water Supply 9 $20,592 $27,456 0 $0
Electric Power 40 $100,677 $30,203 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 19 $36,234 $22,884 0 $0
Correction 2 $3,578 $21,468 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,911 $22,932 0 $0
Firefighters 43 $98,483 $27,483 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $6,204 $24,816 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 52 $143,689 $33,159 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 6 $12,139 $24,278 0 $0
Other Government Administration 25 $57,706 $27,698 1 $401
Health 3 $6,038 $24,152 0 $0
Financial Administration 13 $30,279 $27,949 1 $981
Solid Waste Management 25 $43,186 $20,729 0 $0
Sewerage 12 $31,959 $31,959 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $15,077 $30,154 19 $4,056
Streets and Highways 27 $54,022 $24,009 2 $2,781
Totals for Government 288 $666,038 $27,751 23 $8,218


Colleges/Universities in Ruston:
  • LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 9,013; Location: 305 Wisteria; Public; Website: www.latech.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-RUSTON CAMPUS (FT enrollment: 143; Location: 1010 JAMES ST; Public)
  • PAT GOINS RUSTON BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 18; Location: 213 W ALABAMA AVE; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Ruston:
  • GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; GRAMBLING, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,299)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE (about 40 miles; MONROE, LA; FT enrollment: 8,116)
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 62 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; FT enrollment: 7,710)
  • SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS (about 63 miles; MAGNOLIA, AR; FT enrollment: 2,646)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-SHREVEPORT (about 70 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 74 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; FT enrollment: 2,743)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO (about 93 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 2,048)
Public high schools in Ruston:
  • RUSTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,153; Location: 900 BEARCAT DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LINCOLN PARISH SECONDARY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: 1428 ARLINGTON STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in Ruston:
  • CEDAR CREEK SCHOOL (Students: 712; Location: 2400 CEDAR CREEK DRIVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 2901 WINONA DR; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ruston:
  • RUSTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 554; Location: 481 TARBUTTON ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • GLEN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 520; Location: 1601 BITTERSWEET STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RUSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 476; Location: 200 NORTH BERNARD STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CYPRESS SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 437; Location: 1040 SARATOGA STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 407; Location: 301 EAST KENTUCKY AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • I.A. LEWIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 1000 MITCHELL AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 06)
  • A. E. PHILLIPS LABORATORY SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: HERGOT STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • LINCOLN CENTER (Students: 162; Location: 1435 MAYBERRY STREET; Grades: PK - 07)
  • HOWARD SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 901 SOUTH VIENNA STREET; Grades: 03 - 12)
  • RUSTON DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER/SSD#1 (Students: 6; Location: 2776 HIGHWAY 150; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Ruston:
  • WILDFLOWER MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 700 WEST WOODWARD AVENUE; Grades: KG - 5)
Library in Ruston:
  • LINCOLN PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,820,386; Location: 509 WEST ALABAMA STREET; 84,289 books; 1,398 audio materials; 2,948 video materials; 191 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Ruston: Chamber of Commerce Industrial Park (A), Ruston Country Club (B), Prescott Memorial Library (C), Louisiana Methodist Childrens Home (D), Lincoln Parish Library (E), Lincoln Parish Courthouse (F), Ruston City Hall (G).

Shopping Centers: North Park Mall Shopping Center (1), Village Plaza Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Ruston include: Mays Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Southside Baptist Church (B), Barnet Springs Baptist Church (C), South Parkway Worship Center (D), Bethel Baptist Church (E), Cook Church (F), Calvary Baptist Church (G), Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (H).

Cemeteries: Riser Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2), Mount Olive Cemetery (3).

Park in Ruston: Memorial Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Ruston compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ruston:
  • KRUS (1490 AM; 1 kW; RUSTON, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMBS (1310 AM; 5 kW; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: RED BEAR BROADCASTING)
  • KRJO (1680 AM; 10 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KMLB (1440 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA)
  • KMGG (920 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDMS (1290 AM; 5 kW; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: EL DORADO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ruston:
  • KAPI (88.3 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KXKZ (107.5 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KNBB (99.3 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KGRM (91.5 FM; GRAMBLING, LA; Owner: GRAMBLING COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA)
  • KLPI (89.1 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TECH. UNIVERSITY)
  • KPCH (97.7 FM; DUBACH, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • K214CE (90.7 FM; GRAMBLING, LA; Owner: BD OF SUPERVISORS OF LA ST UNIV)
  • KJLO-FM (104.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNOE-FM (101.9 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KXRR (106.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: MONROE RADIO MEMBERS, L.L.C.)
  • KWJM (92.7 FM; FARMERVILLE, LA; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTOC-FM (104.9 FM; JONESBORO, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ruston:
  • KARD (Channel 14; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: QUORUM OF LOUISIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAQY (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNOE-TV (Channel 8; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KTVE (Channel 10; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MONROE/EL DORADO LICENSE LLC)
  • KLTM-TV (Channel 13; MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

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