Rusk 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 2017:52,833More data
Estimate 2016:52,856 
Estimate 2015:52,930 
Estimate 2014:53,173 
Estimate 2013:53,336 
Estimate 2012:53,778 
Estimate 2011:53,680 
Census 2010:53,330More data
Census 2000:47,372More data
Population of the County Seat (Henderson)
Census 2010:13,712 
Census 2000:11,273 
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.
Easton city (pt.):53More data
Henderson city:13,300More data
Kilgore city (pt.):3,502More data
Mount Enterprise city:440More data
New London city:994More data
Overton city (pt.):2,305More data
Reklaw city (pt.):160More data
Tatum city (pt.):1,127More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:924.0More data
Water Area:14.4More data
Total Area:938.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:57.71More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:34.13More data
Percent Rural:65.87More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:16.9%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:79.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:17.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:64.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:16.7%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.1%More data
65 and Older:16.5%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:39.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$35,508More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$1,876,004,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$49,872More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:21.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:79.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:14.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$42,830More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$43,911 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$43,199 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$45,522 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$42,196 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.611830More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,113,499,630More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,719,489,559More data
Total Actual Levy:$22,736,884More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$N/AMore data
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:97.547More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:116.932More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:307.147More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:521.626More data
City Streets:163.734More data
Certified County Roads:976.447More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,140.181More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,661.807More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:284.796More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:285.014More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:614.738More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:1,184.548More data
City Streets:327.468More data
Certified County Roads:1,952.894More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,280.362More data
County Total:3,464.910More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Rusk County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Rusk County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Rusk County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Rusk County»

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

Airports in Rusk County.
Hospitals in Rusk County.
Prisons in Rusk County.