Cherokee County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2017:52,240More data
Estimate 2016:51,896 
Estimate 2015:51,573 
Estimate 2014:51,174 
Estimate 2013:51,088 
Estimate 2012:51,261 
Estimate 2011:51,076 
Census 2010:50,845More data
Census 2000:46,659More data
Population of the County Seat (Rusk)
Census 2010:5,551 
Census 2000:5,085 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Alto town:1,230More data
Bullard town (pt.):60More data
Cuney town:140More data
Gallatin city:435More data
Jacksonville city:14,910More data
New Summerfield city:1,148More data
Reklaw city (pt.):224More data
Rusk city:5,541More data
Troup city (pt.):64More data
Wells town:813More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,052.9More data
Water Area:9.3More data
Total Area:1,062.2More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:48.29More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:36.95More data
Percent Rural:63.05More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:23.3%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:81.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:14.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:60.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:13.9%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.7%More data
65 and Older:17.3%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:37.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$34,257More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$1,789,572,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$47,147More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:25.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:79.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:17.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$34,922More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$34,502 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$33,916 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$33,403 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$32,309 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.579274More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,642,706,167More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,607,151,920More data
Total Actual Levy:$15,074,070More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$1,751,286More data
CY 2016:$1,731,126 
CY 2015:$1,708,835 
CY 2014:$1,733,010 
CY 2013:$1,830,936 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:117.447More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:92.773More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:298.140More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.801More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:509.161More data
City Streets:161.278More data
Certified County Roads:935.748More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,097.026More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,606.187More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:353.835More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:190.026More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:601.863More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.602More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:1,147.326More data
City Streets:323.750More data
Certified County Roads:1,872.482More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,196.232More data
County Total:3,343.558More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Cherokee County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Cherokee County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Cherokee County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Cherokee County»

Special Districts in Cherokee County.
School Districts in Cherokee County.
History of City Tax Rates in Cherokee County.

Airports in Cherokee County.
Hospitals in Cherokee County.
Prisons in Cherokee County.