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Rising Star, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Rising Star had a population of 848 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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

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


Total Population 848
Population in Households 818
Population in Familes 629
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 491
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 349
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 241 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (30.3%)
Median Home Value $46,705
Average Home Value $93,050


Median Household Income $27,918
Average Household Income $40,445
Per Capita Income $17,591
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.02%
Households -0.09% -0.06%
Families 0.0% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   0.75%
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.

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, 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 # 1060 40th
Population Density1 # 1182 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 1289 26th
Median Household Income # 1601 9th
Per Capita Income # 1333 24th

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