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Rising Star, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Rising Star had a population of 763 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rising Star is located at latitude 32.0976 and longitude -98.9665 in Eastland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rising Star (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Eastland County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,624 feet.

The Town of Rising Star (GNIS ID: 2412555) 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 Town of Rising Star is located within Rising Star Division of Eastland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rising Star population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rising Star: Copperas Creek, Risingstar.

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Rising Star, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 763
Daytime Population: Workers 235
Daytime Population: Residents 543
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 778
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 733
Population in Familes 562
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 442
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $30,056
Average Household Income $43,938
Per Capita Income $19,221


Total Housing Units 491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 (35.4%)
Median Home Value $46,610
Average Home Value $94,886


Total Households 317
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 181
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.24% -1.02%
Households -1.4% -1.1%
Families -1.44% -1.25%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Rising Star, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rising Star to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1096 37th
Population Density # 1231 30th
Diversity Index # 1270 27th
Median Household Income # 1557 11th
Per Capita Income # 1286 27th

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