Ruston is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 22,151, it is the 14th largest city in Louisiana and the 1698th largest city in the United States. Ruston is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 1.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,859 in 2010. Spanning over 21 miles, Ruston has a population density of 1,048 people per square mile.
The average household income in Ruston is $47,178 with a poverty rate of 40.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $704 per month, and the median house value is $168,600. The median age in Ruston is 23.9 years, 23.5 years for males, and 24.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.5 males.