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 2019:54,406More data
Estimate 2018:54,301 
Estimate 2017:54,213 
Estimate 2016:52,892 
Estimate 2015:52,965 
Estimate 2014:53,212 
Estimate 2013:53,332 
Estimate 2012:53,793 
Estimate 2011:53,702 
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.):52More data
Henderson city:13,154More data
Kilgore city (pt.):3,515More data
Mount Enterprise city:436More data
New London city:1,014More data
Overton city (pt.):2,306More data
Reklaw city (pt.):161More data
Tatum city (pt.):1,116More 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
2010:57.72More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:34.13More data
Percent Rural:65.87More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:17.2%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:78.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:17.6%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:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:63.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:17.2%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:22.2%More data
65 and Older:16.6%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:39.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$36,485More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,986,623,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$49,788More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:80.1% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:14.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$43,780More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$42,834 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$43,911 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$43,199 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$45,522 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.7 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.550647More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,051,016,680More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,695,739,030More data
Total Actual Levy:$20,595,549More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:97.570More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:116.388More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:306.192More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:520.150More data
City Streets:162.583More data
Certified County Roads:964.154More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,126.737More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,646.887More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:285.642More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:283.005More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:612.854More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:1,181.501More data
City Streets:325.166More data
Certified County Roads:1,928.308More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,253.474More data
County Total:3,434.975More 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):     «Rusk County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.