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ZIP Code 71270

Primary City:Ruston, LA (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (1:01am)
Coordinates:32.5, -92.6
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 71270

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 71270. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 71270. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 71270, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Ruston, LA
Unacceptable:
Ansley, Barnet Springs, Kellys, Vernon, Vienna, Woodville

Stats and Demographics for the 71270 ZIP Code

ZIP code 71270 is located in northwest Louisiana and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 71270 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also an extremely small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 71270 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 30,887
Population Density 151 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,914
Median Home Value $138,600
Land Area 204.57 sq mi
Water Area 0.48 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,748
Median Household Income $34,546

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 29Male Median Age: 27Female Median Age: 31

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0939828931,1362,7591,442920736724805798763678471362257174180
Female9999278631,1022,4521,320970812791904880816723559468389344395
Total2,0921,9091,7562,2385,2112,7621,8901,5481,5151,7091,6781,5791,4011,030830646518575

Gender

 Male 15,173 49%
 Female 15,714 51%
Gender

Race

 White 17,154 55.5%
 Black Or African American 12,074 39.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 78 0.3%
 Asian 735 2.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 33 0.1%
 Other Race 413 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 400 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2477649641,3291,326997637251
Renter2,1341,713766602492253143130
Total2,3812,4771,7301,9311,8181,250780381

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,622 36%
 Single Guardian 2,588 20%
 Singles 3,918 31%
 Singles With Roommate 1,620 13%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 9,022 71%
 Households with Kids 3,726 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male191221227220185198215210174197169185166176186220189220321457
Female186219186203184170210193170179181161176166188192173217332455
Total377440413423369368425403344376350346342342374412362437653912

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 71270 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 71270 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 2000s. Looking at 71270 real estate data, the median home value of $138,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 71270. Rentals in 71270 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 71270 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 30,081 97.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 203 0.7%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 275 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 182 0.6%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 146 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,798 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,717 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,233 45%
 Households Vacant 1,166 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 370 31.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 36 3.1%
 For Sale Only 114 9.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 80 6.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 110 9.4%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 454 38.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 123 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,069 18%
 2 Bedroom 2,617 44%
 3+ Bedroom 2,119 36%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $34,546 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 71270 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 71270 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8,543 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,009 32%
 No Earnings 8,511 34%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8,543 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,009 32%
 No Earnings 8,511 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 12,640 93.3%
 Public transportation 9 0.1%
 Taxicab 37 0.3%
 Motorcycle 88 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 532 3.9%
 Worked at Home 243 1.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,257 16%
 High School Graduate 3,188 41%
 Associate's degree 288 4%
 Bachelor's degree 1,733 23%
 Master's degree 703 9%
 Professional school degree 162 2%
 Doctorate degree 364 5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,177 75.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,033 18.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 363 6.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 71270

ZIP Code 71270 is in the Howard School District. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 71270.

Howard School
901 South Vienna St
Ruston, LA 71270
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Howard School District
Cypress Springs Elementary School
1040 Saratoga St
Ruston, LA 71270
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lincoln Parish School District
Glen View Elementary School
1601 Bittersweet
Ruston, LA 71270
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lincoln Parish School District
Hillcrest Elementary School
301 East Kentucky Ave
Ruston, LA 71270
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lincoln Parish School District
I.a. Lewis School
1000 Mitchell Ave
Ruston, LA 71270
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lincoln Parish School District
Ruston Elementary School
200 North Bernard St
Ruston, LA 71270
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lincoln Parish School District
Ruston High School
900 Bearcat Dr
Ruston, LA 71270
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lincoln Parish School District
Ruston Junior High School
481 Tarbutton Rd
Ruston, LA 71270
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Lincoln Parish School District
Cedar Creek School
2400 Cedar Creek Dr
Ruston, LA 71270
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Bethel Christian School
2901 Winona Dr
Ruston, LA 71270
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
New Living Word School
1900 W Barnett Springs Rd
Ruston, LA 71270
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Wildflower Montessori School
700 Woodward Ave
Ruston, LA 71270
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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