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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Ruston LA General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||22,287||4,625,470|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||21,907||4,533,372|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||1.7%||2.0%|
|Population, 2010 ||21,859||4,533,372|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||6.1%||6.9%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||19.1%||24.7%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||10.5%||12.3%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||50.7%||51.0% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||52.3%||62.6%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||42.0%||32.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.2%||0.7%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||3.2%||1.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||Z||0.0%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||1.2%||1.6%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||2.3%||4.2%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||51.3%||60.3% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||69.7%||85.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||5.3%||3.9%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||3.6%||8.7%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||88.5%||82.6%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||46.1%||21.8%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||1,005||304,271|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||15.6||24.9|
|Housing units, 2010 ||9,275||1,964,981|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||40.9%||67.0%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||37.9%||18.3%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$137,400||$138,900|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||8,029||1,707,852|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.44||2.60|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$17,615||$24,442|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$29,869||$44,874|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||36.6%||19.1%|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||2,097||375,808|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||15.9%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.7%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||2.3%||2.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||2.9%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||23.4%||27.4% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||0||205,054,723|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||124,051||51,415,553|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||493,843||56,543,203|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$23,629||$12,921|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||63,549||9,729,869|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||20.85||43,203.90|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||1,048.5||104.9|
|FIPS Code ||66655||22|
|Counties ||Lincoln Parish|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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