In 2020, Ruston, LA had a population of 22k people with a median age of 24.1 and a median household income of $32,295. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Ruston, LA grew from 21,976 to 21,987, a 0.0501% increase and its median household income grew from $29,128 to $32,295, a 10.9% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ruston, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (47.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (45.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.53%), and White (Hispanic) (1.29%).
None of the households in Ruston, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
97.2% of the residents in Ruston, LA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Ruston, LA are Louisiana Tech University (2,113 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in Ruston, LA was $169,900, and the homeownership rate was 32.7%.
Most people in Ruston, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Ruston, LA was 2 cars per household.