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 2019:52,646More data
Estimate 2018:52,381 
Estimate 2017:52,116 
Estimate 2016:51,879 
Estimate 2015:51,568 
Estimate 2014:51,189 
Estimate 2013:51,093 
Estimate 2012:51,277 
Estimate 2011:51,090 
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:1,240More data
Bullard town (pt.):68More data
Cuney town:140More data
Gallatin city:434More data
Jacksonville city:14,815More data
New Summerfield city:1,170More data
Reklaw city (pt.):234More data
Rusk city:5,602More data
Troup city (pt.):66More data
Wells town:792More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,053.0More data
Water Area:9.2More 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 - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:23.5%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:81.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:14.6%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:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:60.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:13.9%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.4%More data
65 and Older:17.6%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:38.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$34,468More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,812,735,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$43,483More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:79.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:16.9% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$36,122More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$34,941 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$34,502 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$33,916 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$33,403 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.595000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,928,744,805More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,731,754,513More data
Total Actual Levy:$16,224,519More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$1,968,270More data
CY 2018:$1,821,054 
CY 2017:$1,751,286 
CY 2016:$1,731,126 
CY 2015:$1,708,835 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:117.418More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:92.488More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:296.734More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.783More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:507.423More data
City Streets:161.084More data
Certified County Roads:935.092More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,096.176More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,603.599More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:355.393More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:189.380More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:599.106More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.566More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:1,145.445More data
City Streets:323.362More data
Certified County Roads:1,871.340More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,194.702More data
County Total:3,340.147More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Cherokee County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.