Latest Data (2018)
Population 22,123
Nationwide Rank 1684

Quick Facts

Ruston, Louisiana is the 1,684th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Ruston, Louisiana is a city.

Ruston, Louisiana is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Ruston had its largest population ever.

Ruston, Louisiana's growth is about average. 50% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Ruston, Louisiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1674 Clinton, Utah 22,315 74.4%
1675 Trussville, Alabama 22,314 56.0%
1676 Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 22,295 45.6%
1677 Hudson, Ohio 22,285 -0.9%
1678 Fort Walton Beach, Florida 22,284 11.3%
1679 Maple Heights, Ohio 22,278 -14.6%
1680 Belton, Texas 22,222 40.5%
1681 Port Hueneme, California 22,173 1.3%
1682 Watertown, South Dakota 22,153 9.3%
1683 Vicksburg, Mississippi 22,136 -15.9%
1684 Ruston, Louisiana 22,123 6.5%
1685 Junction City, Kansas 22,120 16.9%
1686 Fairhope, Alabama 22,085 73.3%
1687 Leland, North Carolina 22,070 435.2%
1688 Johnston, Iowa 22,040 145.0%
1689 Naples, Florida 22,039 2.5%
1690 South Lake Tahoe, California 22,036 -6.7%
1691 Summit, New Jersey 22,016 4.1%
1692 Mustang, Oklahoma 21,997 66.1%
1693 Darien, Illinois 21,954 -4.4%
1694 Gallup, New Mexico 21,929 5.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Louisiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1174 Houma 32,864 0.0%
1309 New Iberia 29,099 -10.6%
1319 Central 28,864 8.3%
1360 Slidell 27,711 7.8%
1684 Ruston 22,123 6.5%
1775 Hammond 20,786 17.5%
1813 Sulphur 20,230 -1.1%
2005 Natchitoches 17,831 -1.1%
2015 Gretna 17,730 1.0%
2023 Zachary 17,678 56.1%
2171 Opelousas 16,126 -29.2%
2325 Thibodaux 14,576 1.0%
2358 Pineville 14,290 3.2%
2384 Youngsville 14,077 247.9%
2489 Baker 13,310 -3.4%
2587 Crowley 12,691 -12.1%
2622 West Monroe 12,431 -5.9%
2631 Broussard 12,372 101.1%
2647 Mandeville 12,288 16.0%
2673 Abbeville 12,151 2.0%
2682 Minden 12,100 -8.9%
2748 Bogalusa 11,738 -11.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 22,123 1,684
2017 22,234 1,667
2016 22,370 1,654
2015 22,340 1,639
2014 22,301 1,626
2013 22,287 1,613
2012 21,953 1,622
2011 21,966 1,616
2010 21,859 1,607
2009 21,256 1,630
2008 21,048 1,631
2007 20,900 1,630
2006 21,098 1,609
2005 21,159 1,579
2004 20,871 1,580
2003 20,698 1,576
2002 20,523 1,577
2001 20,684 1,557
2000 20,760 1,536
1990 20,741 1,325