Ruston, LA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 8,453 housing units in Ruston. This represents a 10.2% growth from 7,669 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 8,179 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 274 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Ruston is about 47%. Ruston's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 9.3%. Average household size is 2.33 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Ruston were built after 1974.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.40%
One Bedroom17.10%
Two Bedrooms33.10%
Three Bedrooms36.60%
Four Bedrooms10.20%
Five Bedrooms or more1.50%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.51
Median year structure was built1970
Median Value of occupied units$81,000
Median Price asked for vacant units$64,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.17
Median year structure was built1977
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$321

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage5%
Home Equity Loan2.90%
Simple Mortgage50.10%
Debt Free42%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs15.3%