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Ruston is in Lincoln Parish.
It is the parish seat.
The community was named after R.E. (or Robert R.) Russ, landowner
The latitude of Ruston is 32.523N. The longitude is -92.637W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 331 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,634.
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7% of Ruston residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ruston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ruston was $14,573, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Ruston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Ruston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $783.
Libraries in Ruston include Lincoln Parish Library ... View libraries
Lincoln Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ruston political report.
The average commute time for Ruston workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ruston between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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