Rusk, Texas Population 2021

5,668
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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.

Rusk Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rusk was:

  • White: 64.15%
  • Black or African American: 31.39%
  • Two or more races: 1.96%
  • Native American: 1.73%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Other race: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rusk, Texas is 5,668 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,569.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,551.

Rusk, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,56664.15%
Black or African American1,74531.39%
Two or More Races1091.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native961.73%
Asian370.67%
Some Other Race60.11%
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Rusk Population by Race

Rusk Population Pyramid $2021

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Rusk Median Age

39


Total

39.1


Male

38.9


Female

Rusk Adults

There are 4,686 adults, (512 of whom are seniors) in Rusk.

Rusk Age Dependency

33.2

Age Dependency Ratio

12.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Rusk Sex Ratio

Female

1,715

30.85%

Male

3,844

69.15%

Rusk Population by Age

Rusk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rusk Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.1%31.9%
Female67.8%32.2%
All64.7%35.3%
Male58.5%41.5%
Non Family54.8%45.2%

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rusk Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2452.6164.7
Married6812.8768.1
Non Family2811.5454.8
Female2423.0267.8
Male413.2458.5

2.88

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Rusk Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3107.44%
9th to 12th Grade79319.04%
High School Graduate1,49835.98%
Some College98623.68%
Associates Degree1784.27%
Bachelors Degree2896.94%
Graduate Degree1102.64%
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Rusk Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rusk Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,0341,687287
Black1,27081516
Hispanic73144640
Native American969656
Asian3221
Other Race65
2+ Races5

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 58.33%.

Rusk Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,870$35,896$24,856
Less Than 9th Grade$18,861$19,806$
High School Graduate$25,964$31,377$15,242
Some College$36,716$36,736$36,667
Bachelors Degree$57,863$59,420$26,667
Graduate Degree$61,250$$58,906

$30,870

Average Earnings

$35,896

Average Male

$24,856

Average Female

Rusk Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rusk Language by Age

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Rusk Language

83.49% of Rusk residents speak only English, while 16.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.46% of the population.

Rusk Language

Rusk Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,9541859.47%
Hispanic3829625.13%
Black7147210.08%
Multiple1044442.31%
Other6116.67%

12.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.37%

Male Poverty Rate

13.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rusk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rusk is Multiple, with 42.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rusk is White, with 9.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.12%.

Rusk Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.77%
High School14.82%
Bachelors or Greater8.55%
Some College6.67%

Rusk Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.23%
Male Unemployed17.07%
Male Employed6.14%
Female Employed4.66%

Rusk Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rusk Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,109$61,998
Families$57,167$64,780
Married Families$59,173-
Non Families$37,431$50,515
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Income by Household Type

Rusk Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Rusk Married by Age and Sex

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Rusk Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Rusk Marital Status by Race

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Rusk Marital Status

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205

Number of Veterans

192

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam83
Second Gulf War42
First Gulf War38
Korea16
World War II12

Rusk Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7451
75+47
55 to 6439
35 to 5439
18 to 3429

Rusk Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1585.25%
Black473.06%
Hispanic40.50%

Rusk Veterans by Race

Rusk Veterans by Education

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32.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rusk Veterans by Education

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31.9%

Labor Force Participation

29.2%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Rusk Employment by Age

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Rusk Employment by Race

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Rusk Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.51%

Born in Rusk

93.49%

Native Born

6.51%

Foreign Born

5.97%

Non Citizen

0.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.49% of Rusk residents were born in the United States, with 79.51% having been born in Texas. 5.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rusk Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,668330.59%
20205,635330.59%
20195,602330.59%
20185,569-9-0.16%
20175,578350.63%
20165,543230.42%
20155,520-63-1.13%
20145,58330.05%
20135,580-14-0.25%
20125,594-1-0.02%
20115,595320.58%
20105,5634780.90%
20005,0857191.54%
19904,366-315-0.69%
19804,681-233-0.48%
19704,914140.03%
19604,900-1,698-2.93%
19506,5988991.48%
19405,6991,8403.98%
19303,8590.00%

Rusk Population by Year