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Ruston is a small city in and the parish seat of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. it is the largest city in the East Central Ark-La-Tex region. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 21,859, reflecting an increase of 6.4 percent from the count of 20,546 counted in the 2000 Census. Ruston is near the eastern border of the Ark-La-Tex region and is the home of Louisiana Tech University. Its economy hence is based on its college population. Ruston hosts the annual Peach Festival.Ruston is the principal city of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Lincoln and Jackson parishes. The previous mayor, first elected in 1998, was Dan Hollingsworth, an Independent. Ronny Walker was elected as the new mayor on November 4, 2014.GeographyRuston is located at and has an elevation of 331ft.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.2sqmi, of which, 18.1sqmi of it is land and 0.1sqmi of it is water.Regional cities and their distance from Ruston, Louisiana include:
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