Ruston was founded in 1883 by Robert E Russ and was incorporated as a town in 1884. This city is the parish seat of Lincoln Parish in Louisiana. Ruston city is situated on the eastern border of the Ark-La-Tex and is the principal city of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The population as of 2000 census was 20,546 people. It increased to -0.12 percent in 2009, with a population estimating to 21,005 people.
Ruston gets almost 54 inches of rain and 1 inches of snowfall each year. The number of days having measurable precipitation is 100 days. On average, there are 215 sunny days each year in this city. The month of July is high with 93 degrees Fahrenheit and January with lowest of 35 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity is during the hot months with 25 percent.
As per the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.2 square miles divided with 18.1 square miles of land and 0.1 square miles of water.
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