Rusk, Texas

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Population in 2014: 5,579 (73% urban, 27% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.7%
 
Males: 3,500  (62.8%)
Females: 2,079  (37.2%)
Median resident age:  34.1 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 75785.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,647 (it was $27,370 in 2000)
Rusk:

$36,647
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $9,697 (it was $11,688 in 2000)

Rusk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,274 (it was $54,800 in 2000)
Rusk:

$71,274
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $616.

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  • Races in Rusk, TX (2010)

    Rusk races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rusk: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (15.7%), Irish (14.9%), German (8.2%), United States (4.2%), French (2.8%), Dutch (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 516 feet

Land area: 6.82 square miles.

Population density: 818 people per square mile   (low).

Rusk,TX real estate house value index trend

Rusk, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Rusk:

  • High school or higher: 68.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rusk city:

  • Never married: 37.5%
  • Now married: 37.0%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

322 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America).

This city:

5.7%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,308 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $893 (1.5%)

Rusk satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.80 N, Longitude: 95.15 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,029 (+35.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 732 (50.4%)

Area code: 903

Rusk household income distribution Rusk home values distribution

Crime rates in Rusk by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014
Murders 120000000000
per 100,000 18.837.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 233004311142
per 100,000 37.756.556.60.00.077.357.518.818.917.670.735.9
Robberies 321211021000
per 100,000 56.537.718.937.618.619.30.037.518.90.00.00.0
Assaults 3014122014146717111613
per 100,000 564.8263.7226.4375.9260.1270.6115.0131.3321.2194.1282.6233.6
Burglaries 716735212238453225172620
per 100,000 1,336.61,262.0660.4394.7408.8734.6862.7600.4472.3299.9459.3359.3
Thefts 8311269643458778989626459
per 100,000 1,562.52,109.61,301.91,203.0631.71,121.21,476.21,669.81,681.51,093.91,130.51,060.0
Auto thefts 495235299425
per 100,000 75.3169.594.337.655.796.738.3168.9170.070.635.389.8
Arson 110101000201
per 100,000 18.818.80.018.80.019.30.00.00.035.30.018.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.1) 356.0367.0200.0163.5114.7223.4189.5173.0196.9122.0191.2148.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Rusk detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Texas average:

2.02
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +569 (+12.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Rusk: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 Rusk 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 Rusk 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 (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).
Rusk topographic map

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

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:

  • home of the great Cody Glenn added by d-love

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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).

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.8%
(25.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.3% for Black residents, 44.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for other race residents, 16.8% for two or more races residents)
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

Rusk, Texas environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Texas average:

14.4

Rusk travel time to work - commute Rusk mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rusk city (based on Cherokee County data)

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.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

27.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.7%
State:

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
Other Government Administration 9$25,676$34,2350$0
Judicial and Legal 2$3,804$22,8240$0
Police Protection - Officers 11$36,920$40,2760$0
Firefighters 3$9,639$38,5560$0
Streets and Highways 4$10,370$31,1100$0
Sewerage 2$5,695$34,1700$0
Water Supply 4$11,073$33,2191$1,403
Local Libraries 1$2,465$29,5801$701
Totals for Government 36$105,642$35,2142$2,104

Rusk government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $263,000 ($47.14)
    Police Protection: $253,000 ($45.35)
    Water Utilities: $220,000 ($39.43)
    Sewerage: $212,000 ($38.00)
    Fire Protection: $184,000 ($32.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $176,000 ($31.55)
    Financial Administration: $105,000 ($18.82)
    Libraries: $39,000 ($6.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000 ($5.38)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($3.76)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($1.79)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($0.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $614,000 ($110.06)

Rusk government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $475,000 ($85.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($4.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $633,000 ($113.46)
  • Tax - Property: $322,000 ($57.72)
    Total General Sales: $199,000 ($35.67)

Rusk government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $860,000 ($154.15)

6.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Smith County, TX  1.40% ($33,361 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TX  0.43% ($36,149)
from Dallas County, TX  0.27% ($32,512)


6.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,274 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Smith County, TX  1.69% ($42,105 average AGI)
to Angelina County, TX  0.38% ($28,333)
to Anderson County, TX  0.37% ($31,724)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Rusk fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $61,000Total costs
  • 10,220Total average daily traffic
  • 1,338Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,390Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rusk)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 104 (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: 10 (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: 20 (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: 53 (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: 11 (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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Rusk, TX
NameCountNameCount
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1

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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above 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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  • Kenneth D. Ferrara (2)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2016.