For population 25 years and over in Rusk:
For population 15 years and over in Rusk city:
49 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,240 (1.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tyler, TX (38.1 miles , pop. 83,650).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (93.1 miles , pop. 200,145).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (118.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Gallatin, TX (2.7 miles ), Reklaw, TX (3.3 miles ), Alto, TX (3.3 miles ), New Summerfield, TX (3.6 miles ), Jacksonville, TX (3.7 miles ), Cushing, TX (4.3 miles ), Cushing-Douglass, TX (4.3 miles ), Laneville, TX (4.3 miles ).
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Latitude: 31.80 N, Longitude: 95.15 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,720 (+33.8%)
Area code: 903
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Crime in Rusk detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 13 (11 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +569 (+12.6%).
Work and jobs in Rusk: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Rusk, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rusk-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 163% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/3/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Rusk city center injured 3 people.
On 4/6/2003, a category F3 tornado 9.2 miles away from the city center caused $9 million in damages.
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: John B. Kendrick - Politician, Chris James (baseball) - Baseball player, George Cochran (baseball) - Baseball player.
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Local government website: www.rusktx.com
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.0%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Rusk (based on Cherokee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.33%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
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Rusk government finances in 2002:
6.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,703 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.82% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,978 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rusk)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rusk, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rusk)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Rusk)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
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