Rusk is a city located in Cherokee County Texas. Rusk has a 2020 population of 5,231. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County. Rusk is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -1.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,285 in 2010.
The average household income in Rusk is $61,998 with a poverty rate of 14.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $823 per month, and the median house value is $86,000. The median age in Rusk is 39 years, 39.1 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ruskwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 49.41%.
83.18% of Rusk residents speak only English, while 16.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.71% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Rusk is White, with 9.33% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Rusk is Hispanic, with 29.59% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.42%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Rusk
93.93% of Rusk residents were born in the United States, with 79.31% having been born in Texas. 5.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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