In 2020, Ruston, LA had a population of 47.1k people with a median age of 28.1 and a median household income of $36,496. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Ruston, LA declined from 47,246 to 47,118, a −0.271% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,467 to $36,496, a 2.9% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ruston, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (40.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%), Other (Hispanic) (1.37%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.26%).
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.
97.6% of the residents in Ruston, LA are U.S. citizens.
In 2020, the median property value in Ruston, LA was $152,400, and the homeownership rate was 51.5%. Most people in Ruston, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Ruston, LA was 2 cars per household.
Ruston, LA borders Monroe, LA.