Rusk County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:53,333More data
Estimate 2021:53,071 
Census 2020:52,223More data
Census 2010:53,330More data
Census 2000:47,372More data
Population of the County Seat (Henderson)
Census 2020:13,271 
Census 2010:13,712 
Census 2000:11,273 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN RUSK COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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.):30More data
Henderson city:13,385More data
Kilgore city (pt.):3,314More data
Mount Enterprise city:507More data
New London city:976More data
Overton city (pt.):2,130More data
Reklaw city (pt.):154More data
Tatum city (pt.):1,180More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:924.2More data
Water Area:14.4More data
Total Area:938.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:56.51More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:34.13More data
Percent Rural:65.87More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:18.2%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:78.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:17.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:62.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:16.9%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:22.2%More data
65 and Older:17.0%More data
85 and Older:1.8%More data
Median Age:39.4More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$44,874More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$2,366,770,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$53,186More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:84.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:16.0% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$47,591More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$45,044 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$44,895 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$43,780 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$42,834 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.631876More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,625,819,301More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,715,070,082More data
Total Actual Levy:$23,455,583More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$N/AMore data
CY 2021:$N/A 
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:97.691More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:116.388More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:306.218More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.277More data
On-System Subtotal:520.574More data
City Streets:163.433More data
Certified County Roads:959.317More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,122.750More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,643.324More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:284.556More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:278.245More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:612.906More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.277More data
On-System Subtotal:1,175.984More data
City Streets:326.866More data
Certified County Roads:1,918.634More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,245.500More data
County Total:3,421.484More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Rusk County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.