Ruston, LA 71270 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 71270: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ruston, LA 71270

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ansley, LA 71270
Barnet Springs, LA 71270
Kellys, LA 71270
Vernon, LA 71270
Vienna, LA 71270
Woodville, LA 71270

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,174
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,785
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 675
  • Parish: Lincoln Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.484, Longitude -92.668
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 71270 has segments in 2 Parishes (Jackson, Lincoln).

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Ruston, LA 71270 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,243
Daytime Population: Workers 18,222
Daytime Population: Residents 19,362
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37,584
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 31,497
Population in Familes 22,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,746
Population Density2 161
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $31,199
Average Household Income $54,750
Per Capita Income $21,917


Total Housing Units 14,485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,158 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,201 (49.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,126 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $154,596
Average Home Value $185,848


Total Households 13,359
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 7,327
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 0.43% 0.4%
Households 0.5% 0.46%
Families 0.11% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Ruston, LA 71270 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 71270 to the other 499 ZIP Codes in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 29 94th
Population Density # 171 66th
Diversity Index # 70 87th
Median Household Income # 434 13th
Per Capita Income # 278 44th

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