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 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 Parish, Lincoln Parish).

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Ruston, LA 71270 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,999
Population in Households 31,268
Population in Familes 21,956
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,731
Population Density1 163
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 13,280
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 7,312
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,067 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,213 (49.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,174 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $146,418
Average Home Value $181,931


Median Household Income $33,066
Average Household Income $54,890
Per Capita Income $21,999
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.38%
Households 0.53% 0.46%
Families 0.16% 0.22%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Ruston, LA 71270 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 71270 to the other 501 ZIP Codes in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 32 94th
Population Density1 # 172 66th
Diversity Index2 # 66 87th
Median Household Income # 399 21st
Per Capita Income # 253 50th

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