Ruston, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area LA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Ruston, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Ruston, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 48,517
Daytime Population: Workers 20,854
Daytime Population: Residents 27,619
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 48,473
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 43,586
Population in Familes 31,801
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,931
Population Density2 103
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $32,073
Average Household Income $54,320
Per Capita Income $21,430


Total Housing Units 20,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,545 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,838 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,733 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $143,972
Average Home Value $179,109


Total Households 18,383
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 10,680
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.52% 0.46%
Households 0.6% 0.54%
Families 0.27% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.36%