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Rusk, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Rusk had a population of 5,823 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rusk is located at latitude 31.7978 and longitude -95.1488 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rusk (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 518 feet.

The City of Rusk (GNIS ID: 2411017) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rusk is located within Rusk Division of Cherokee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rusk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rusk, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,823
Population in Households 4,037
Population in Familes 3,391
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,786
Population Density1 806
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 1,463
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 1,009
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,701 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 982 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 481 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 238 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $70,937
Average Home Value $95,774


Median Household Income $38,457
Average Household Income $47,886
Per Capita Income $16,627
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 0.27%
Households 0.94% 0.41%
Families 1.28% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rusk, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rusk to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 362 79th
Population Density1 # 865 51st
Diversity Index2 # 577 67th
Median Household Income # 1182 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1392 20th

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