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Rusk County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 53,923 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 47,372 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,769
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,491
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,878
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,216 (it was 3,486 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

36%

Land area: 924 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 58 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rusk County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (25.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.1%), Retail trade (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Rusk County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (66.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (17.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 28,387  (52.6%)
Females: 25,536  (47.4%)

Rusk County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Rusk County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $48,295 ($32,898 in 1999)

This county:

$48,295
Texas:

$55,653

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $559 (lower quartile is $393, upper quartile is $694)
This county:

$559
State:

$774


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $113,329 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Rusk:

$113,329
Texas:

$152,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,647 - $184,674
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,030
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $392

Institutionalized population: 5,144

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 122
  • Burglaries: 214
  • Thefts: 318
  • Auto thefts: 67

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 127
  • Burglaries: 245
  • Thefts: 358
  • Auto thefts: 70
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $248,400
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $262,500
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $92,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,398 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,021 (1.0%)

Rusk County household income distribution in 2009 Rusk County home values distribution Rusk County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 17.5%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 26.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.0% for American Indian residents, 23.7% for other race residents, 35.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.1%
Rusk County:

16.1%
Texas:

15.9%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.0% for American Indian residents, 20.0% for other race residents, 32.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rusk County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $595 a month.

Cities in this county include: Henderson, Lake Cherokee, Laneville, Overton, Carlisle-Turnertown, Pinehill, Tatum, New London, Mount Enterprise, Easton.

Rusk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Appling County, Georgia , Caldwell Parish, Louisiana , Lee County, Alabama , Pike County, Alabama , Russell County, Alabama , Laurens County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,715
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,103 (26% naturalized citizens)

Rusk County:

4.4%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 698
  • 1990 to 1994: 388
  • 1985 to 1989: 359
  • 1980 to 1984: 277
  • 1975 to 1979: 156
  • 1970 to 1974: 48
  • 1970 to 1974: 96
  • 1965 to 1969: 81
Note: State values scaled to Rusk County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.3%

Rusk County marital status for males Rusk County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,100
  • One, attached: 233
  • Two: 358
  • 3 or 4: 247
  • 5 to 9: 161
  • 10 to 19: 43
  • 20 or more: 247
  • Mobile homes: 3,409
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 69

Housing units in Rusk County with a mortgage: 4,372 (85 second mortgage, 323 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,069

Here:

46.3% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rusk County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,65176
Catholic3,4583
Mainline Protestant2,52423
Black Protestant1,73612
Other5251
None28,436-
Rusk County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Rusk County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Rusk County:

5.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rusk County:

11.0%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Rusk County:

28.9%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Rusk County:

Average size of farms: 196 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $28,288
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $426.29
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,217
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.03%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.08%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,949
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.36
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.17%
Corn for grain: 14 harvested acres
Vegetables: 398 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 134 acres

Earthquake activity:

Rusk County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 197.2 miles away from Rusk County center
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 352.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 256.3 miles away from the county 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 258.8 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 352.0 miles away from Rusk County 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 406.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: August 30, 2011 to December 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4029: September 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 4029, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to October 02, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1791: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 01, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3171: February 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 3171, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Texas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1356: January 08, 2001, FEMA Id: 1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rusk County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (79%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • India (2%)
  • Peru (2%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rusk County (%):

  • United States or American (23%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Rusk County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,302 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 2,301 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 5 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 274 (1%)
  • Other means: 201 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 429 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Rusk County, Texas in 2000:

  • 1,666 people in state prisons
  • 485 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 385 people in nursing homes
  • 70 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 64 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 4 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

People in group quarters in Rusk County, Texas in 2010:

  • 2,587 people in state prisons
  • 2,114 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 443 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 66 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,237.

7.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.44% relocated from other counties in Texas ($30,999 average AGI)
1.30% relocated from other states ($5,317 average AGI)
Rusk County:

1.30%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gregg County, TX  2.13% ($42,040 average AGI)
from Smith County, TX  0.77% ($32,302)
from Dallas County, TX  0.32% ($28,604)
from Nacogdoches County, TX  0.29% ($29,729)
from Harrison County, TX  0.27% ($41,556)
from Cherokee County, TX  0.26% ($33,857)
from Panola County, TX  0.19% ($45,969)


7.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.07% relocated to other counties in Texas ($31,102 average AGI)
1.14% relocated to other states ($6,198 average AGI)
Rusk County:

1.14%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gregg County, TX  2.05% ($41,048 average AGI)
to Smith County, TX  0.85% ($35,094)
to Harrison County, TX  0.31% ($40,400)
to Panola County, TX  0.25% ($53,122)
to Cherokee County, TX  0.24% ($26,275)
to Nacogdoches County, TX  0.23% ($28,053)
to Dallas County, TX  0.23% ($30,649)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Rusk County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Rusk County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rusk County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 25.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rusk County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rusk County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,874 (6,590 aged, 1,284 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,278 (20%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Rusk County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,212)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (535)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (364)
  • Unspecified dementia (304)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (288)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (275)
  • Pulmonary embolism without mention of acute cor pulmonale (248)
  • Congestive heart failure (246)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (239)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (152)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.08
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,066
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 158
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,528

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,342
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,049

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 40

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 84.2. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 156.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 102.2
  • Other - 54.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 48,120
  • In family households: 42,226 (9,544 male householders, 3,789 female householders)
    10,023 spouses, 14,150 children (12,679 natural, 343 adopted, 1,128 stepchildren), 1,814 grandchildren, 472 brothers or sisters, 385 parents, 670 other relatives, 1,014 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,894 (2,454 male householders (2,098 living alone)), 2,689 female householders (2,452 living alone)), 751 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,210 (5,144 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,867 2-persons, 2,965 3-persons, 2,408 4-persons, 1,224 5-persons, 512 6-persons, 357 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,550 1-person, 493 2-persons, 65 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

7,939 married couples with children.
2,322 single-parent households (540 men, 1,782 women).

91.6% of residents of Rusk County speak English at home.
7.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $220,805,000 ($4,603 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,316,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $99,384,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $58,491,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $405,000
Federal grants: $54,332,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,011,000 ($145,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,183,000 ($268,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $600,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,616,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,519,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,089
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,848
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +564
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -136
Here -3 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Rusk County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.04 millions of gallons per day (99% from ground, 1% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 175
  • 2010 to 2013: 733
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,603
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,083
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,424
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,093
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,421
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,292
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,329
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,488
Note: State values scaled to Rusk population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rusk County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rusk County population
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 216
  • 3 rooms: 645
  • 4 rooms: 1,860
  • 5 rooms: 4,206
  • 6 rooms: 3,502
  • 7 rooms: 1,877
  • 8 rooms: 1,008
  • 9+ rooms: 531
  • 1 room: 55
  • 2 rooms: 212
  • 3 rooms: 470
  • 4 rooms: 975
  • 5 rooms: 907
  • 6 rooms: 535
  • 7 rooms: 203
  • 8 rooms: 83
  • 9+ rooms: 46
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rusk County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rusk County population
  • no bedroom: 103
  • 1 bedroom: 511
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,776
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,852
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,421
  • 5+ bedrooms: 215
  • no bedroom: 96
  • 1 bedroom: 560
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,614
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,070
  • 4 bedrooms: 144
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Rusk County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rusk County population
  • no vehicle: 712
  • 1 vehicle: 3,995
  • 2 vehicles: 6,223
  • 3 vehicles: 2,181
  • 4 vehicles: 625
  • 5+ vehicles: 142
  • no vehicle: 529
  • 1 vehicle: 1,680
  • 2 vehicles: 979
  • 3 vehicles: 260
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

64% of Rusk County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Texas.

Rusk County:

63.7%
State average:

51.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 36,645
  • Northeast: 353
  • Midwest: 1,975
  • South: 4,776
  • West: 1,334

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $62,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rusk County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (46.0%)
  • Utility gas (37.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.6%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Electricity (45.3%)
  • Utility gas (40.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.4%)
  • Wood (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 213
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 194
Here:

6.8%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 277
Here:

18.7%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Rusk County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $209,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,281,000
    Police Protection: $2,480,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,153,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,733,000
    Financial Administration: $1,287,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,027,000
    Libraries: $644,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $521,000
    Corrections - Other: $355,000
    General Public Buildings: $323,000
    Water Utilities: $143,000
    Air Transportation: $122,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000
    General - Other: $22,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $560,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $742,000
    General - Other: $430,000
    Central Staff Services: $362,000
    Police Protection: $126,000
    Libraries: $28,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,366,000

Rusk County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,631,000
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000
    Air Transportation: $63,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $893,000
    Interest Earnings: $324,000
    Royalties: $320,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $0
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $845,000
    All Other: $375,000
    Water Utilities: $143,000
    Highways: $76,000
    Housing and Community Development: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,309,000

Rusk County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $14,003,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,849,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,154,000

Rusk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,273,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,849,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,256
  • Number of aged recipients: 174
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,082
  • Number of recipients under 18: 197
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 744
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 315
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 479
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 529
Rusk County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Rusk County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED126$118,024269$105,684316$110,070238$30,819105$65,03881$55,321
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$138,40020$89,70020$100,2509$29,1115$46,80011$73,273
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$99,259109$81,468117$92,59855$27,76414$86,92961$49,639
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$93,36425$106,60065$115,8317$68,8576$52,3335$101,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$73,0005$82,40017$106,2942$94,5001$150,0001$77,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$125,0836$158,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$183,3332$219,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$121,6674$179,2501$103,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$417,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$417,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Rusk County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James34673.2 years
John32774.4 years
Mary31479.5 years
William31476.3 years
Robert18173.9 years
Willie15875.1 years
George14275.4 years
Charles12670.5 years
Annie12080.3 years
Joe10774.1 years
Most common last names in Rusk County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones19076.6 years
Smith17677.6 years
Williams15476.3 years
Johnson14676.7 years
Brown12977.3 years
Davis10475.8 years
Sanders8972.4 years
Thompson8777.1 years
Harris8180.3 years
Wallace7175.2 years
Businesses in Rusk County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1Lane Furniture1
Baymont Inn1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1Lowe's1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K2SONIC Drive-In2
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen2Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx4True Value1
Goodwill1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS6
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Jimmy John's2Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1

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