Ruston is a city located in Lincoln Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 21,506, it is the 15th largest city in Louisiana and the 1751st largest city in the United States . Ruston is currently declining at a rate of -0.80% annually and its population has decreased by -1.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,859 in 2010. Ruston reached it's highest population of 22,033 in 2017. Spanning over 21 miles, Ruston has a population density of 1,018 people per square mile.
The average household income in Ruston is $48,052 with a poverty rate of 41.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $744 per month, and the median house value is $169,600. The median age in Ruston is 23.7 years, 23.4 years for males, and 24 years for females.