71270 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Ruston, LA (10.12%), Grambling, LA (0.34%), Vienna, LA (0.23%), Simsboro, LA (0.06%), Choudrant, LA (0.02%)
Counties: Lincoln Parish, LA (61.33%), Jackson Parish, LA (38.67%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 31,181
Zip code population in 2010: 30,887
Zip code population in 2000: 31,308

Houses and condos: 13,746
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,928
% of renters here:

50%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 71270: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 204.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 152 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.5% ($750)
Louisiana:

0.5% ($714)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $917 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $533 (0.6%)

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Males: 14,516  (46.6%)
Females: 16,665  (53.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 71270:

For population 15 years and over in 71270:

Zip code 71270 compared to state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 71270

  • Zip code 71270 races chart
    • 16,833White population
    • 12,034Black population
    • 66American Indian population
    • 731Asian population
    • 16Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 28Some other race population
    • 346Two or more races population
    • 833Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 24,478
Rural population: 6,702

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $138,600
71270:

$138,600
Louisiana:

$140,300



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 59 registered sex offenders living in 71270 zip code as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 71270 to the number of sex offenders is 603 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

27.6 years
Louisiana median age:

36.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Louisiana:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 71270, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $49,938 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$49,938
State:

$56,730

Salary/wage: $40,026 (reported on 86.3% of returns)
Here:

$40,026
State:

$45,545
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 84.2% for AGIs below $25k, 82.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 69.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 43.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,393 (reported on 28.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,393
Louisiana:

$1,804
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $7,076 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

$7,076
State:

$7,610
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$9,218 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

+$9,218
State:

+$17,096
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$13,525 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

+$13,525
State:

+$12,088
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $14,507 (reported on 8.1% of returns)
71270:

$14,507
Louisiana:

$16,085
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $23,163 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
71270:

$23,163
Louisiana:

$25,119

Total itemized deductions: $23,974 (21% of AGI, reported on 23.8% of returns)
Here:

$23,974
State:

$23,585

Here:

20.6% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs below $25k, 9.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 13.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $7,669 (reported on 19.9% of returns)
Here:

$7,669
State:

$5,533
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,515 (reported on 23.6% of returns)
71270:

$5,515
State:

$6,282
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,600 (reported on 28.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,600
State:

$2,633
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 71270, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $40,068 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,068
State:

$39,411

Salary/wage: $31,082 (reported on 86.5% of returns)
Here:

$31,082
State:

$34,434
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 111.0% for AGIs below $10k, 81.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 45.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,871 (reported on 35.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,871
Louisiana:

$1,606
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,878 (reported on 19.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,878
State:

$3,235
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,846 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

+$9,846
State:

+$8,531
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,441 (reported on 13.1% of returns)
Here:

+$10,441
State:

+$9,128
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,257 (reported on 1.8% of returns)
71270:

$3,257
Louisiana:

$3,055
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $18,984 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
Here:

$18,984
Louisiana:

$17,274

Total itemized deductions: $17,954 (19% of AGI, reported on 23.1% of returns)
Here:

$17,954
State:

$18,222

Here:

19.4% of AGI
State:

20.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $6,753 (6% of AGI, reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

$6,753
State:

$4,190

Here:

6.3% of AGI
State:

4.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $7,368 (reported on 63.3% of returns)
71270:

$7,368
State:

$6,529
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,209 (reported on 27.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,209
State:

$2,103

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 57.7%
Here:

58%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 48.5% for AGIs below $10k, 66.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 56.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 53.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 54.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 69.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$34,546
Louisiana:

$44,164
Ruston, LA (71270) map Nearest zip codes: 71272, 71245, 71227, 71268, 71275, 71235.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

44.7%
Louisiana:

50.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.5%
Louisiana:

5.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,391
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 9,564


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 259 (198 now married, 61 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 9,074 (2,876 now married, 6,198 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 71270 with a mortgage: 3,290 (53 second mortgage, 243 home equity loan, 22 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,737

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,192
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S324

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

32.2%
Whole state:

19.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

16.5%
Whole state:

10.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.1
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 71270: Hoogland's Plant Farm (A), Mitcham Farms (B), Chamber of Commerce Industrial Park (C), Ruston Country Club (D), Quitman Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (E), Ruston Fire Department (F), Twin Oaks Nursery (G), Lincoln Parish Courthouse (H), Lincoln Parish Library (I), Louisiana Methodist Childrens Home (J), Ruston City Hall (K), Prescott Memorial Library (L), Jackson Ward 2 Fire District (M). 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 zip code 71270 include: Ansley Union Church (A), Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church (B), Springhill Baptist Church (C), Saint Peter Baptist Church (D), Rock Corner Baptist Church (E), Prosperity Baptist Church (F), Mount Zion Baptist Church (G), Mount Pisgah Baptist Church (H), Barnet Springs Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Ansley Cemetery (1), Watts Cemetery (2), McGloughlin Cemetery (3), Wilder Cemetery (4), Mount Olive Cemetery (5), Ebenezer Cemetery (6), Riser Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lake: Lamkin Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Colon Creek (A), Chautauqua Creek (B), Caney Branch (C), Boggy Branch (D), Barnet Springs Creek (E), Edmiston Creek (F), Washington Branch (G), Spring Creek (H), Shepherd Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 71270: Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 1622010 or later
  • 2,6322000 to 2009
  • 2,1331990 to 1999
  • 1,9831980 to 1989
  • 2,6901970 to 1979
  • 1,7321960 to 1969
  • 1,4481950 to 1959
  • 6031940 to 1949
  • 3631939 or earlier

Zip code 71270 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ruston, LA (71270)

  • 25no bedroom
  • 741 bedroom
  • 5592 bedrooms
  • 4,0333 bedrooms
  • 1,2004 bedrooms
  • 1365+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ruston, LA (71270)

  • 123no bedroom
  • 1,0691 bedroom
  • 2,6172 bedrooms
  • 1,6413 bedrooms
  • 4164 bedrooms
  • 625+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Ruston, LA (71270) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 192no vehicle
  • 1,5371 vehicle
  • 2,5232 vehicles
  • 1,3883 vehicles
  • 2544 vehicles
  • 1335+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Ruston, LA (71270) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 858no vehicle
  • 2,8771 vehicle
  • 1,5912 vehicles
  • 4443 vehicles
  • 1344 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $655.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $138,600
71270:

$138,600
Louisiana:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,900 - $233,600

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 11.4%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 78.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,290

Size of family households: 3,368 2-persons, 1,690 3-persons, 1,163 4-persons, 528 5-persons, 132 6-persons, 99 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,485 1-person, 927 2-persons, 426 3-persons, 126 4-persons, 11 5-persons

3,469 married couples with children.
2,268 single-parent households (326 men, 1,942 women).

95.5% of residents of 71270 zip code speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (37% very well, 9% well, 39% not well, 14% not at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% very well, 16% well, 10% not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (22% very well, 52% well, 17% not well, 8% not at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (53% very well, 47% well).

Foreign born population: 1,365 (4.4%)
(24.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.4%
Whole state:

3.9%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 17%Mexico
  • 11%Guyana
  • 11%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 11%Kuwait
  • 5%Saudi Arabia
  • 5%Bangladesh
  • 5%Pakistan

Most common first ancestries reported in 71270 (%)

  • 46%Other groups
  • 8%Irish
  • 6%American
  • 6%English
  • 5%German
  • 2%French (except Basque)
  • 2%Scotch-Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2472010 or later
  • 6882000 to 2009
  • 2761990 to 1999
  • 316Before 1990

Zip code 71270 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 71270:

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Zip code 71270 marital status for males
Zip code 71270 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 51%Utility gas
  • 45%Electricity
  • 2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%Wood

Population in 1990: 26,114. Population change in the 1990s: +5,194 (+19.9%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


46% of the 71270 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Louisiana.

85% of the 71270 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 5% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 448
Here:

15.0%
Louisiana:

16.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 227
Here:

14.6%
Louisiana:

17.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 333
Here:

7.3%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 71,194Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 61,902Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 52,557Management occupations
  • 45,956Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 43,750Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 38,750Business and financial operations occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (RUSTON, LA):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 275 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 182 people in college/university student housing
  • 179 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 106 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 4,453 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 335 people in nursing homes
  • 97 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 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
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 50 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 47 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 41 people in state prisons
  • 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
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 71270 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17270.6 years
John15772.3 years
Mary14978.6 years
William10075.7 years
Willie9373.6 years
Robert8972.0 years
George6273.7 years
Annie5878.9 years
Jessie4475.6 years
Thomas4370.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 71270 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams11372.9 years
Jones7776.2 years
Davis7776.2 years
Smith7576.2 years
Lewis7575.5 years
Wilson5074.2 years
Martin4972.3 years
Johnson4674.6 years
Wright4479.2 years
Taylor4275.0 years
Businesses in zip code 71270
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Nike4
Advance Auto Parts1Office Depot1
Applebee's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Payless1
Bath & Body Works1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1Popeyes1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Rite 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
Lane Furniture3Waffle House1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens2
Lowe's1Walmart1
McDonald's2Wendy's1

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