Ruston is a city in and the parish seat of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. Ruston is near the eastern border of the Ark-La-Tex and is the home of Louisiana Tech University. Its economy caters to its college population. Ruston in known throughout the northern portions of the state as the home for the annual Squire Creek Peach Festival. Ruston is the principal city of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Lincoln and Jackson parishes. The current mayor is Dan Hollingsworth. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.2square miles (47km2), of which, 18.1square miles (47Square kilometers) of it is land and 0.1square miles (0.26Square kilometer) of it (0.44%) is water.