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, 2016)


Total Population 48,138
Population in Households 43,230
Population in Familes 31,667
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,908
Population Density1 102
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 18,274
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 10,660
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,060 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,421 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,853 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,786 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $135,563
Average Home Value $174,756


Median Household Income $34,523
Average Household Income $55,029
Per Capita Income $21,741
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.41%
Households 0.6% 0.51%
Families 0.28% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.