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  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C+
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Ruston is a town in Louisiana with a population of 21,976. Ruston is in Lincoln Parish. Living in Ruston offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Ruston and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Ruston are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$744
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    325.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    13.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    45.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    474.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,551
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    38%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

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