Ruston, Louisiana

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Population in 2013: 22,287 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.5%
 
Males: 10,340  (46.4%)
Females: 11,947  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  24.7 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 71272.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,463 (it was $23,001 in 2000)
Ruston:

$29,463
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,701 (it was $14,573 in 2000)

Ruston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $139,703 (it was $79,900 in 2000)
Ruston:

$139,703
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $162,099; Detached houses: $166,127; Townhouses or other attached units: $173,302; In 2-unit structures: $92,532; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $103,140; Mobile homes: $30,087

Median gross rent in 2012: $670.

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Ruston races chart
  • White alone - 11,283 (50.9%)
  • Black alone - 9,371 (42.3%)
  • Asian alone - 667 (3.0%)
  • Hispanic - 452 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 245 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 82 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 55 (0.2%)

Races in Ruston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ruston: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (9.3%), German (6.6%), English (6.2%), French (4.9%), United States (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1885

Elevation: 319 feet

Land area: 18.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,233 people per square mile   (low).

Ruston, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Ruston:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ruston city:

  • Never married: 56.4%
  • Now married: 29.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

1,125 residents are foreign born (2.0% Asia, 0.7% Latin America).

This city:  5.1%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Ruston, Louisiana as of March 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ruston to the number of sex offenders is 414 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $765 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $421 (0.3%)

Ruston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Monroe, LA (31.8 miles , pop. 53,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (66.1 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (242.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Grambling, LA (2.1 miles ), Vienna, LA (2.3 miles ), Choudrant, LA (2.7 miles ), Simsboro, LA (2.9 miles ), Dubach, LA (3.4 miles ), Quitman, LA (3.7 miles) , Downsville, LA (3.8 miles) , Eros, LA (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 91 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2007: 73 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $189,900
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $198,500
  • 2012: 23 buildings, average cost: $238,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.53 N, Longitude: 92.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,779 (+26.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,679 (72.3%)

Area code: 318

Ruston household income distribution Ruston home values distribution

Crime rates in Ruston by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 011320001102
per 100,000 0.04.94.914.59.70.00.00.04.74.70.09.1
Rapes 5762222014775
per 100,000 24.234.129.19.79.79.710.20.066.533.032.722.7
Robberies 283922292422292636212026
per 100,000 135.3190.0106.8140.4115.8106.3148.0126.6171.099.193.5117.9
Assaults 1061401038562889474107788473
per 100,000 512.3681.9499.8411.5299.2425.1479.9360.4508.2368.3392.7331.1
Burglaries 283235266233170133159211289325368200
per 100,000 1367.81144.71290.81128.1820.3642.5811.71027.71372.51534.41720.3907.2
Thefts 915886772649603815544598806688620654
per 100,000 4422.44315.63746.13142.12909.83937.02777.12912.53827.93248.22898.42966.5
Auto thefts 274839493656201440212515
per 100,000 130.5233.8189.2237.2173.7270.5102.168.2190.099.1116.968.0
Arson 530100001110
per 100,000 24.214.60.04.80.00.00.00.04.74.74.70.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.6) 433.5488.3409.0374.5301.0339.3315.9295.8467.1374.2368.3316.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ruston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 55 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Louisiana average:

3.98
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.9%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -185 (-0.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Ruston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ruston, Louisiana

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Tornado activity:

Ruston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/1/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.1 miles away from the Ruston city center killed 2 people and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/3/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ruston-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.8 miles away from Ruston center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 252.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 356.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 321.9 miles away from Ruston center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 246.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln Parish (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Freezes: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ruston topographic map

Birthplace of: Jeff Mangum - Musician and artist, Leon Barmore - Basketball coache, Bert Jones - Football player, Charles C. Barham - Politician, George B. Holstead - Politician, Kenny Wright - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Sep 14, 1977), Kyle Williams (defensive tackle) - Football player, Mike Green - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Dec 6, 1976), Patrick Ramsey - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Feb 14, 1979), Paul M. Davis, Jr. - Louisiana physician.

Hospitals in Ruston:

  • AGAPE HOSPICE CARE OF RUSTON, LLC (902 SOUTH VIENNA)
  • ALLEGIANCE HEALTH CENTER OF RUSTON, LLC (provides emergency services, 1401 EZELL STREET)
  • CAMPBELL STREET HOME (1406 CAMPBELL STREET)
  • HEALTH PARADIGM HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 146 SHAMAN ROAD)
  • HOSPICE OF LINCOLN GENERAL (919 N TRENTON STREET)
  • LILINDA STREET HOME (2600 S VIENNA)
  • MAPLE STREET HOME (225 MAPLE STREET)
  • NORTHERN LOUISIANA MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 401 EAST VAUGHN AVENUE)
  • RUSTON DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (2776 HWY 150)
  • TRACE DRIVE HOME (150 TRACE DRIVE)

Airports located in Ruston:

Colleges/Universities in Ruston:

  • Louisiana Tech University (Full-time enrollment: 5,874; Location: 305 Wisteria; Public; Website: www.latech.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Pat Goins Ruston Beauty School (FT enrollment: 40; Location: 213 W Alabama Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.patgoins.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Ruston:

  • Grambling State University (about 5 miles; Grambling, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,885)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 34 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)
  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 36 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 3,168)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 59 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 6,209)
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 61 miles; Natchitoches, LA; FT enrollment: 7,700)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 63 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 63 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,005)

Public high school in Ruston:

Private high school in Ruston:

  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 2901 WINONA DR; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ruston:

Private elementary/middle school in Ruston:

  • WILDFLOWER MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 87; Location: 700 WOODWARD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Ruston

Library in Ruston:

  • LINCOLN PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,902,077; Location: 910 NORTH TRENTON STREET; 112,559 books; 5,658 audio materials; 14,844 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 60 state licensed databases; 270 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Lincoln Parish Library is now located at 910 N. Trenton in Ruston. We relocated last summer to the location that you have featured in the photograph. I am an employee of the Library.

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Notable locations in Ruston: Hoogland's Plant Farm (A), Chamber of Commerce Industrial Park (B), Ruston Country Club (C), Ruston Fire Department (D), Twin Oaks Nursery (E), Lincoln Parish Courthouse (F), Lincoln Parish Library (G), Louisiana Methodist Childrens Home (H), Ruston City Hall (I), Prescott Memorial Library (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: North Park Mall Shopping Center (1), Village Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ruston include: Barnet Springs Baptist Church (A), Bethel Baptist Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Central Community Church of God (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Cypress Springs Missionary Baptist Church (G), Ebenezer Church of God in Christ (H), Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Olive Cemetery (1), Riser Cemetery (2), Greenwood Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ruston: Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Lincoln Parish - Museum (609 North Vienna Street), Bayou Gaming Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 502 East California Avenue), Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Commission (104 East Mississippi Avenue).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Ruston (1951 North Service Road East), Days Inn (1801 North Service Road East), Holiday Inn (Interstate 20), Econo Lodge Ruston (1301 Goodwin Rd), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1825 Roberta Avenue), Ramada Inn Ruston LA (401 North Service Road), Best Western Kings Inn (1105 North Trenton), Best Western-King'S Inn Motel (1111 North Trenton Street), Hampton Inn Ruston (1315 North Trenton).

Court: Lincoln Parish - Clerk of Court (100 West Texas Avenue).

Lincoln Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ruston and their reported violations in the past:

GREATER WARD 1 WATERWORKS DISTRICT (Population served: 3,333, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-24-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-24-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-09-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
LINCOLN PARISH WATERWORKS DISTRICT #3 (Population served: 2,310, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012)
HILLY-GREENWOOD WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1,200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
LINCOLN PARISH WATERWORKS DISTRICT #2 (Population served: 660, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.6%
(24.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.0% for Black residents, 66.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 53.2% for other race residents, 19.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  49.9%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Ruston in 2010:

  • 2,075 people in college/university student housing
  • 148 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 106 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Ruston in 2000:

  • 2,466 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 76 people in nursing homes
  • 75 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 66 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 47 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 45 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 29 people in institutions for the blind
  • 26 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 26 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Ruston, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Ruston compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Ruston (2011 data):

  • Community Trust Bank: Vienna Street Banking Center, Ruston Financial Center, University Banking Center, Northside Banking Center, Depot Banking Center. Info updated 2011/10/14: Bank assets: $2,472.6 mil, Deposits: $1,908.3 mil, headquarters in Choudrant, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Community Trust Financial Corporation
  • First National Bank: 33 Branch, Messenger Servic, Ruston Toma Lodge Branch, Ruston Downtown Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $190.3 mil, Deposits: $163.7 mil, headquarters in Arcadia, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First North Louisiana Bancshares, Inc.
  • Iberiabank: Ruston Branch at 400 North Vienna Street, branch established on 1983/09/01; North Trenton Branch at 1327 North Trenton Street, branch established on 1976/04/05. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: I-20 Branch at 117 N I-20 Service Road East, branch established on 1979/11/23; Ruston Main Branch at 400 North Trenton Street, branch established on 1890/07/07. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of Ruston: Bank Of Ruston at 505 North Vienna Street, branch established on 1905/01/01; 2109 Farmerville Highway Branch at 2109 Farmerville Highway, branch established on 2009/02/16. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $107.4 mil, Deposits: $86.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • BancorpSouth Bank: North Trenton Street Branch at 300 North Trenton Street, branch established on 2001/02/06. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: North Trenton Branch at 300 North Trenton, branch established on 1901/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Ruston Branch at 1201 N. Service Road East, branch established on 2008/10/25. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ruston, Louisiana:

  • Days Inn, I-20 Frontage Rd, Ruston, LA 71270 , Phone: (318) 251-2360
  • Best Western, I-20 At Hwy 167 S, Ruston, LA 71270 , Phone: (Inv) lid Input
  • Comfort Inn, 1951 North Service Rd East, Ruston, LA 71270 , Phone: (318) 242-0070
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1825 Roberta Ave, Ruston, LA 71270 , Phone: (318) 513-9777, Fax: (318) 513-2558
  • Budget Lodge, 1301 Goodwin Rd, Ruston, LA 71270 , Phone: (318) 225-0354, Fax: (318) 225-0354
  • Howard Johnson Inn, 401 N Service Rd, Ruston, LA 71270 , Phone: (318) 255-5901, Fax: (318) 255-3729
  • Super 8 Ruston, 1101 Cooktown Rd, Ruston, LA 71270 , Phone: (318) 255-0588, Fax: (318) 255-0588
  • Hampton Inn, 1315 N Trenton, Ruston, LA 71270 , Phone: (318) 251-3090, Fax: (318) 255-3315
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ruston, Louisiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ruston travel time to work - commute Ruston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ruston city (based on Lincoln Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.13%
Here: 51.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents67.1%16.2%4.2%3.0%2.2%
Congregations41.1%17.9%3.6%1.8%3.6%
NameChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents1.6%1.2%1.2%1.0%2.2%
Congregations7.1%5.4%3.6%3.6%12.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Lincoln Parish:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Lincoln Parish:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Lincoln Parish:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

5.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln Parish:

30.3%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

13.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$130,823$104,6581$4,530
Other Government Administration 11$105,499$115,0900$0
Judicial and Legal 10$94,321$113,1852$3,923
Police Protection - Officers 56$621,957$133,2770$0
Firefighters 53$546,448$123,7240$0
Correction 2$16,122$96,7320$0
Streets and Highways 37$335,930$108,9501$3,746
Health 2$19,457$116,7421$5,914
Solid Waste Management 20$145,892$87,5350$0
Sewerage 19$154,170$97,3710$0
Parks and Recreation 9$76,062$101,4160$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$10,426$125,1120$0
Water Supply 10$76,283$91,5400$0
Electric Power 46$398,443$103,9420$0
Other and Unallocable 8$73,755$110,6330$0
Totals for Government 299$2,805,588$112,5995$18,113

Ruston government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,676,000 ($75.20)
    Electric Utilities: $1,458,000 ($65.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $376,000 ($16.87)
    Water Utilities: $266,000 ($11.94)
    Regular Highways: $114,000 ($5.12)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $14,240,000 ($638.94)
    Police Protection: $2,843,000 ($127.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,376,000 ($106.61)
    Regular Highways: $1,978,000 ($88.75)
    Sewerage: $1,481,000 ($66.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,477,000 ($66.27)
    Water Utilities: $1,141,000 ($51.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,036,000 ($46.48)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,025,000 ($45.99)
    Financial Administration: $942,000 ($42.27)
    General - Other: $913,000 ($40.97)
    Central Staff Services: $740,000 ($33.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $688,000 ($30.87)
    General Public Buildings: $396,000 ($17.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $391,000 ($17.54)
    Health - Other: $298,000 ($13.37)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $273,000 ($12.25)
    Public Welfare - Other: $121,000 ($5.43)
    Corrections - Other: $73,000 ($3.28)
    Air Transportation: $37,000 ($1.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $74,000 ($3.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $430,000 ($19.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $270,000 ($12.11)
    Air Transportation: $236,000 ($10.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $163,000 ($7.31)
    Financial Administration: $159,000 ($7.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $138,000 ($6.19)
    Central Staff Services: $125,000 ($5.61)
    Police Protection: $100,000 ($4.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $99,000 ($4.44)
    Water Utilities: $88,000 ($3.95)
    General Public Building: $59,000 ($2.65)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $29,000 ($1.30)
    Sewerage: $27,000 ($1.21)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($1.12)
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000 ($0.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,921,000 ($400.28)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($0.54)

Ruston government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,451,000 ($109.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,081,000 ($48.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $676,000 ($30.33)
    All Other: $378,000 ($16.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000 ($6.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,849,000 ($82.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $800,000 ($35.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $672,000 ($30.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $304,000 ($13.64)
    General Revenue, NEC: $120,000 ($5.38)
    Sale of Property: $21,000 ($0.94)
    Rents: $20,000 ($0.90)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $18,448,000 ($827.75)
    Water Utilities: $1,926,000 ($86.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $129,000 ($5.79)
    General Local Government Support: $49,000 ($2.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000 ($1.12)
    Highways: $24,000 ($1.08)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,145,000 ($365.46)
    Property: $964,000 ($43.25)
    Other License: $750,000 ($33.65)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($0.22)

Ruston government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,672,000 ($119.89)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,282,000 ($102.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $390,000 ($17.50)

Ruston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,646,000 ($1195.58)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,201,000 ($98.76)

7.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ouachita Parish, LA  1.03% ($36,201 average AGI)
from Union Parish, LA  0.48% ($23,940)
from Jackson Parish, LA  0.42% ($29,576)


9.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ouachita Parish, LA  1.12% ($33,369 average AGI)
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.66% ($32,989)
to Bossier Parish, LA  0.38% ($31,093)

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.)
  • KMLB (1440 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KDMS (1290 AM; 5 kW; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: EL DORADO BROADCASTING CO.)

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)
  • KGRM (91.5 FM; GRAMBLING, LA; Owner: GRAMBLING COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA)
  • KNBB (99.3 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KLPI (89.1 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TECH. UNIVERSITY)
  • K214CE (90.7 FM; GRAMBLING, LA; Owner: BD OF SUPERVISORS OF LA ST UNIV)
  • KPCH (97.7 FM; DUBACH, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KXUL (91.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE)
  • KEDM (90.3 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE)
  • KWJM (92.7 FM; FARMERVILLE, LA; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KLIP (105.3 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYFL (89.5 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, 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)
  • KLTM-TV (Channel 13; MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KTVE (Channel 10; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MONROE/EL DORADO LICENSE LLC)
  • KMCT-TV (Channel 39; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN B/CASTING, INC.)
  • KMNO-LP (Channel 22; MONROE, LA; Owner: GREAT OAKS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWMS-LP (Channel 17; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: SONRISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Ruston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 33
Total length: 146 meters (479ft)
Total costs: $8,042,000
Total average daily traffic: 408,781
Total average daily truck traffic: 58,263

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 20
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ruston, LA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 173 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ruston)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ruston, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 134 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ruston)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Ruston)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 46 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 87
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Ruston

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ruston, LA
Most common first names in Ruston, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18271.1 years
Mary16978.7 years
John16572.4 years
William10876.0 years
Willie10274.3 years
Robert9772.3 years
Annie6679.9 years
George6673.7 years
Jessie5277.9 years
Mattie4884.9 years
Most common last names in Ruston, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams12572.9 years
Smith9177.1 years
Davis8877.1 years
Jones8676.4 years
Lewis8576.0 years
Johnson5575.5 years
Martin5373.2 years
Wright5278.5 years
Wilson5273.9 years
Jackson4769.9 years
Businesses in Ruston, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Applebee's1Nike4
AutoZone1Office Depot1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Popeyes1
Chick-Fil-A1Quiznos1
Church's Chicken1RadioShack1
Circle K2Rite Aid1
Comfort Inn1Rue211
Curves1Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In2
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx5Sleep Inn1
Ford1Starbucks1
GNC2Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill1Taco Bell2
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Jones New York1UPS7
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kincaid1Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens2
Lane Furniture4Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
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