Ruston, Louisiana

Population 21,941

Ruston is located in Lincoln Parish, LA. The population is 21,941, making Ruston the largest city in Lincoln Parish.

There are 10 public schools in Ruston with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Ruston is moderate , and there are 106 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Ruston is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Ruston property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Ruston include Grambling, Vienna and Choudrant.

Ruston Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 12.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 45.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 41.7%

Crime Rate

28% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 32
  • Violent Crimes: 384
  • Robbery: 45
  • Burglary: 474
  • Property Crime: 3
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

62.47% Higher than national avg.
  • 106 offenders in Ruston
  • 48.31 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

159 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 5
  • Superfunds: 4
  • Tanks & Spills: 149


Moderate 6.7%
  • Louisiana unemployment average: 9.3%
  • National unemployment average: 6.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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10 Public Schools view public schools

There are 10 K-12 public schools in Ruston, LA and 4 private schools. Homefacts rates Ruston's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

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Crime view details

106 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Ruston, LA

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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$255,000 compared to December 1969
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

26 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Ruston, LA issued 26 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Ruston, LA issued 25 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Ruston, LA
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $652
  • 1 Bedroom: $656
  • 2 Bedrooms: $764
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,085
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,089

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Environmental Hazards

159 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1536/1587)
    Ruston, LA has 96.79% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Ruston, LA is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.33 Average
    Ruston, LA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 47.3°
  • February 51.22°
  • March 59.22°
  • April 67.23°
  • May 74.59°
  • June 82.44°
  • July 84°
  • August 84.3°
  • September 77.73°
  • October 65.87°
  • November 56.67°
  • December 46.83°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Ruston, LA

Ruston, LA has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Ruston, LA has no risk of hurricanes.
Ruston, LA has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Ruston, LA has a high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Ruston, LA: $26,637


Unemployment in Ruston is 6.7%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 9.3% and 6.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 40.35%
White Collar - 59.65%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy
  • Sen. David Vitter

City Representatives

  • Ralph Abraham
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