Rusk is a city located in Cherokee County Texas. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County. With a 2020 population of 5,668, it is the 335th largest city in Texas and the 4432nd largest city in the United States . Rusk is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 2.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,551 in 2010. Rusk reached it's highest population of 6,598 in 1950. Spanning over 7 miles, Rusk has a population density of 784 people per square mile.
The average household income in Rusk is $61,998 with a poverty rate of 12.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $921 per month, and the median house value is $84,300. The median age in Rusk is 39 years, 39.1 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.