Zip Code 71270 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameRuston
Zip Code StateLouisiana
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Lincoln
Secondary County: Jackson
Area Code318
Current Population:30887
Racial Majority:White 52.84%
Public School Racial Majority:Black 55.1%
Unemployment Rate:5.1%
Median Household Income$27742
Average Adjusted Gross Income$60900
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time17.6 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range187 - 318 ft.
Area187 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)32.50008300, -92.64610700

Zip Code 71270 Description

Zip Code 71270 is located in the state of Louisiana in the Monroe metro area. Zip code 71270 is primarily located in Lincoln County. Portions of 71270 are also located in Jackson County. The official US Postal Service name for 71270 is RUSTON, Louisiana. Portions of zip code 71270 are contained within or border the city limits of Ruston, LA, Grambling, LA, Vienna, LA, Simsboro, LA, Choudrant, LA, and Quitman, LA. The area code for zip code 71270 is 318. 71270 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Louisiana.

The current unemployment level in 71270 is 5.1% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 7.8% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 7.1% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 71270 decreased to 30887 from 31308 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 71270 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 71270 public schools is Black. 65.1% of students in 71270 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 16344 52.84% 16833 -3%
 Black Or African American 12575 40.66% 12034 +4%
 Hispanic 743 2.4% 833 -11%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 92 0.3% 66 +39%
 Asian 737 2.38% 731 +1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 16 -100%
 Other Race 28 0.13% 28 +46%
 Two Or More Races 346 1.29% 346 +15%

Zip Code 71270 Race/Ethnicity

 White 38.6%
 Black Or African American 55.1%
 Hispanic 3.7%
 Asian 1.8%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.2%
 Two or More Races 0.7%

Zip Code 71270 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population3088731308
Male Population49.10%
Female Population50.90%
Total Households12748
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
65.1%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$27742
Income Under $50K Per Year69.40%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year22.90%
Income Above $100K Per Year7.70%
71270 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Louisiana District 5Ralph AbrahamRepublican
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71270 Louisiana State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
11Patrick O. JeffersonDemocrat
12Christopher TurnerRepublican
13Jack McFarlandRepublican
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71270 Louisiana State Senate Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
29Jay LuneauDemocrat
33Stewart Cathey Jr.Republican
35Jay MorrisRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$185595
Average Real Estate Sale Price$175000
Current Unemployment Level 5.1%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.6%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago6.5%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 35a - Tertiary Uplands
Average First Frost DatesNovember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMarch 21 - 31

Zip Code 71270 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)33364451606770696351423552
Avg Max Temp (°F)55616976839093938778675876
Avg Precip (In.)5.664.85.344.755.524.433.962.973.524.134.85.4255.3
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Ruston, LA
CBSA Type71270
CBSA Population57874
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours