Rusk, Texas

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Population in 2017: 5,541 (73% urban, 27% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.0%
 
Males: 3,720  (67.1%)
Females: 1,821  (32.9%)
Median resident age:

37.3 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 75785.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,586 (it was $27,370 in 2000)
Rusk:

$40,586
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,591 (it was $11,688 in 2000)

Rusk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $121,293 (it was $54,800 in 2000)
Rusk:

$121,293
TX:

$172,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $839.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rusk: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.6%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.5% for Black residents, 34.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.8% for other race residents, 9.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rusk, TX (2010)
    • 3,30259.5%White alone
    • 1,46926.5%Black alone
    • 66912.1%Hispanic
    • 791.4%Two or more races
    • 220.4%Asian alone
    • 60.1%American Indian alone
    • 40.07%Other race alone

Races in Rusk detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Rusk, Texas as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rusk is 170 to 1.


Crime rates in Rusk by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(77.3)
3
(57.5)
1
(18.8)
1
(18.9)
1
(17.6)
4
(70.7)
2
(35.9)
4
(71.6)
1
(17.9)
3
(54.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(37.6)
1
(18.6)
1
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.5)
1
(18.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
4
(72.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(375.9)
14
(260.1)
14
(270.6)
6
(115.0)
7
(131.3)
17
(321.2)
11
(194.1)
16
(282.6)
13
(233.6)
8
(143.2)
9
(161.4)
11
(198.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
21
(394.7)
22
(408.8)
38
(734.6)
45
(862.7)
32
(600.4)
25
(472.3)
17
(299.9)
26
(459.3)
20
(359.3)
16
(286.5)
19
(340.7)
27
(487.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
64
(1,203)
34
(631.7)
58
(1,121)
77
(1,476)
89
(1,670)
89
(1,681)
62
(1,094)
64
(1,131)
59
(1,060)
55
(984.8)
61
(1,094)
51
(920.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(37.6)
3
(55.7)
5
(96.7)
2
(38.3)
9
(168.9)
9
(170.0)
4
(70.6)
2
(35.3)
5
(89.8)
4
(71.6)
2
(35.9)
6
(108.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
1
(18.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)165.2115.9225.8191.5174.9198.9123.3193.3150.2186.9122.5184.3

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City-data.com crime index in Rusk, TX

Crime rate in Rusk detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Texas average:

2.04
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Ancestries: American (12.4%), English (4.5%), Irish (3.3%), German (1.5%), Scottish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 516 feet

Land area: 6.82 square miles.

Population density: 812 people per square mile   (low).

Rusk, Texas map

482 residents are foreign born (7.6% Latin America).

This city:

8.2%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,495 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,064 (1.3%)

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 )

Latitude: 31.80 N, Longitude: 95.15 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,429 (+41.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 748 (48.2%)

Area code: 903

Distribution of median household income in Rusk, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rusk, TX in 2017
Rusk satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $56,200
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $44,700
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $59,900
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $75,200
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,500
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $51,300
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $53,500
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $246,400
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $114,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Rusk, TX residents
Average permit cost in Rusk, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Rusk, TX
Historical housing units in Rusk, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +569 (+12.6%).
Most common industries in Rusk, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (25.0%)
  • Public administration (11.6%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.6%)
  • Public administration (12.9%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Truck transportation (7.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (3.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (39.8%)
  • Public administration (10.2%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (3.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Rusk, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.3%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.5%)

Average climate in Rusk, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Rusk-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 77% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Rusk-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 338.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 211.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 288.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 290.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 404.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 383.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 4, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rusk topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rusk:

  • EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER RUSK (provides emergency services, 500 NORTH BONNER)
  • FOREST HILLS GROUP HOME (803 SHARON ST)
  • PECAN GROVE HOME (619 E FOURTH ST)
  • RUSK STATE HOSP (1601 NORTH DICKINSON DR)
  • BIRMINGHAM HEALTH CARE (2205 E JOHNSON)
  • BIRMINGHAM HEALTH CARE CENTER (1383 JOHNSON DR)
  • RUSK NURSING AND REHABILITA (1216 WEST 6TH STREET)
  • RUSK REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CENTER (330 E BAGLEY RD)
  • THE ARBORS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION INC (1884 LOOP 343 WEST)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rusk:

  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 37 miles; Tyler, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,774)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 37 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 11,542)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 39 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 8,104)
  • Angelina College (about 44 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,478)
  • Kilgore College (about 44 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 50 miles; Athens, TX; FT enrollment: 5,333)
  • LeTourneau University (about 53 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 2,357)

Public high school in Rusk:

  • RUSK H S (Location: 495 EAGLE DR, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rusk:

  • RUSK PRIMARY (Students: 478, Location: 440 COLLINS ST, Grades: PK-1)
  • RUSK J H (Students: 474, Location: 1345 S MAIN ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • RUSK EL (Students: 338, Location: 300 N HENDERSON ST, Grades: 2-3)
  • RUSK INTERMEDIATE (Students: 294, Location: 1143 LOOP 343 W, Grades: 4-5)
See full list of schools located in Rusk

Library in Rusk:

  • SINGLETARY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $54,727; Location: 207 E 6TH ST; 22,010 books; 145 audio materials; 300 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 24 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rusk: Norman Memorial Museum (A), Rusk Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rusk include: First Presbyterian Church of Rusk (A), First Congreational Methodist Church (B), First Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cedar Hill Cemetery (1), Old Prison Cemetery (2), Kilgore Cemetery (3), Hogg Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: City Lake (A), Cherokee Lake (B), Rusk Ore Mine Reservoir (C), Rusk City Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: College Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Rusk include: Rusk City Park (1), Jim Hogg State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Cherokee Rose (Highway 84 West).

Birthplace of: John B. Kendrick - Politician, Chris James (baseball) - Baseball player, George Cochran (baseball) - Baseball player.

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.5%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Rusk in 2010:

  • 1,433 people in state prisons
  • 268 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 138 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 112 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Rusk in 2000:

  • 1,354 people in state prisons
  • 357 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 148 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Rusk (2011 data):

  • Texas National Bank of Jacksonville: Rusk Branch at 484 North Main Street, branch established on 2002/03/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $308.5 mil, Deposits: $263.1 mil, headquarters in Jacksonville, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Texas National Bancorporation
  • Citizens 1st Bank: Rusk Branch at 125 N. Main Street, branch established on 1990/11/30. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $798.7 mil, Deposits: $478.7 mil, headquarters in Tyler, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Austin Bank, Texas National Association: Rusk Branch at 401 North Main Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/14: Bank assets: $1,328.1 mil, Deposits: $1,154.0 mil, headquarters in Jacksonville, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Jane Austin Chapman Limited Partnership, L.P.
  • Prosperity Bank: Rusk Branch at 147 E. Fourth St., branch established on 1992/07/01. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Rusk:

Marital status in Rusk, TX
  • Never married: 39.8%
  • Now married: 33.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 19.0%

For population 25 years and over in Rusk:

  • High school or higher: 70.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rusk
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rusk, TX (based on Cherokee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,87883
Catholic8,9174
Mainline Protestant2,74226
Black Protestant92211
Orthodox181
Other62
None21,362-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Cherokee County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Cherokee County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Here:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Cherokee County:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cherokee County:

9.4%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

27.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

16.7%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.1%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rusk:

41.3%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.4%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rusk:

6.7
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rusk:

29.8%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Rusk:

53.6%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Rusk:

79.9%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rusk, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$36,920$40,2760$0
Other Government Administration 9$25,676$34,2350$0
Water Supply 4$11,073$33,2191$1,403
Streets and Highways 4$10,370$31,1100$0
Firefighters 3$9,639$38,5560$0
Sewerage 2$5,695$34,1700$0
Judicial and Legal 2$3,804$22,8240$0
Local Libraries 1$2,465$29,5801$701
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 36$105,642$35,2142$2,104

Rusk government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $755,000 ($136.26)
    Police Protection: $739,000 ($133.37)
    Sewerage: $593,000 ($107.02)
    Water Utilities: $512,000 ($92.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $294,000 ($53.06)
    General - Other: $244,000 ($44.04)
    Regular Highways: $240,000 ($43.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $204,000 ($36.82)
    Libraries: $71,000 ($12.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $66,000 ($11.91)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $232,000 ($41.87)
    Corporate Bonds: $170,000 ($30.68)
    Benefit Payments: $155,000 ($27.97)
    Withdrawals: $17,000 ($3.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($0.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($9.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,020,000 ($184.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $110,000 ($19.85)

Rusk government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $796,000 ($143.66)
    Other: $22,000 ($3.97)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $117,000 ($21.12)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $25,000 ($4.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $392,000 ($70.75)
    General Revenue - Other: $80,000 ($14.44)
    Interest Earnings: $45,000 ($8.12)
    Sale of Property: $9,000 ($1.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $998,000 ($180.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000 ($0.90)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $951,000 ($171.63)
    Property: $567,000 ($102.33)

Rusk government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,039,000 ($367.98)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,788,000 ($322.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $251,000 ($45.30)

Rusk government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $160,000 ($28.88)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,378,000 ($248.69)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $736,000 ($132.83)

6.28% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Smith County, TX  1.59% ($48,195 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TX  0.30% ($38,520)
from Harris County, TX  0.28% ($61,723)


5.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Smith County, TX  1.81% ($55,262 average AGI)
to Anderson County, TX  0.35% ($37,000)
to Angelina County, TX  0.26% ($26,209)
Businesses in Rusk, TX
NameCountNameCount
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rusk:

  • KTLU (1580 AM; 1 kW; RUSK, TX; Owner: EMMETT H. WHITEHEAD)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEBE (1400 AM; 1 kW; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWRD (1470 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSON, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KSML (1260 AM; 5 kW; DIBOLL, TX; Owner: KASA FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rusk:

  • KWRW (97.7 FM; RUSK, TX; Owner: E. H. WHITEHEAD)
  • KLJT (102.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPXI (100.7 FM; OVERTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KNUE (101.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAFX-FM (95.5 FM; DIBOLL, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJCS (103.3 FM; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: RADIO LICENSING, INC.)
  • KOYE (96.7 FM; FRANKSTON, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KYKS (105.1 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUEZ (100.1 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: KASA FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLSN (96.3 FM; HUDSON, TX; Owner: LONE STAR NETWOK)
  • KTBQ (107.7 FM; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLDN (88.9 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS LA. STATE UNIV.)
  • KXAL-FM (100.3 FM; TATUM, TX; Owner: HUNT BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rusk:

  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KFXK (Channel 51; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K26GA (Channel 26; TYLER/JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Rusk fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Rusk fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 35.3mTotal length
  • $246,000Total costs
  • 26,560Total average daily traffic
  • 3,837Total average daily truck traffic
  • 37,095Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rusk, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rusk, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rusk)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rusk, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (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: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rusk)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Rusk)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Most common first names in Rusk, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11173.4 years
John10674.2 years
William9775.1 years
Mary8478.2 years
Charles5870.5 years
Robert5368.9 years
George4978.6 years
Joe3670.6 years
Thomas3474.5 years
Willie3276.1 years
Most common last names in Rusk, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6777.2 years
Jones6676.7 years
Johnson49114.0 years
Williams4477.1 years
King3370.2 years
Wallace3076.3 years
Session2977.8 years
Brown2770.4 years
Jenkins2681.2 years
Taylor2669.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rusk, TX
  • 58.8%Utility gas
  • 37.4%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rusk, TX
  • 48.2%Electricity
  • 45.1%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rusk compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Rusk on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 1,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married males and females (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 males never married)"
  • #96 (75785) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of English first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There are 13 pilots and 13 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Kenneth D. Ferrara (2)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.