Rusk County TX Information


Rusk County Subdivisions

Rusk County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 54,456
Population in Households 49,235
Population in Familes 42,030
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,221
Population Density1 59
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 18,861
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 13,550
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,342 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,519 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,792 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $100,843
Average Home Value $124,486


Median Household Income $45,032
Average Household Income $57,557
Per Capita Income $21,608
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.49% 0.26%
Households 0.49% 0.24%
Families 0.38% 0.17%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   3.21%
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 County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rusk County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 59 77th
Population Density1 # 66 74th
Diversity Index2 # 119 54th
Median Household Income # 108 58th
Per Capita Income # 139 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.