Rusk, Texas Population 2022

5,231
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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.

Rusk Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ruskwas:

  • White: 67.68%
  • Black or African American: 26.76%
  • Two or more races: 2.47%
  • Native American: 1.52%
  • Asian: 0.96%
  • Other race: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rusk, Texas is 5,231 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,285.

Rusk, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,78967.68%
Black or African American1,49826.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native851.52%
Asian540.96%
Some Other Race340.61%
Two or More Races1382.47%
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Rusk Population by Race

Rusk Population Pyramid 2022

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Rusk Median Age

37.9


Total

37.8


Male

38.2


Female

Rusk Adults

There are 4,708 adults, (509 of whom are seniors) in Rusk.

Rusk Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

12.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rusk Sex Ratio

Female

1,807

32.28%

Male

3,791

67.72%

Rusk Population by Age

Rusk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rusk Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.1%27.9%
Female66.8%33.2%
All65.3%34.7%
Male54.8%45.2%
Non Family52.9%47.1%

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rusk Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2102.5865.3
Married6303.1672.1
Male313.0654.8
Female2052.9166.8
Non Family3441.2852.9

3.05

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Rusk Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2385.57%
9th to 12th Grade69716.31%
High School Graduate1,70940.00%
Some College97122.72%
Associates Degree1703.98%
Bachelors Degree3628.47%
Graduate Degree1262.95%
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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
Native American858542
White2,2011,928384
Hispanic72345834
Black1,20782628
Asian5038
Other Race3424
2+ Races4828

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%.

Rusk Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,611$41,006$30,000
Less Than 9th Grade$21,705$21,705$
High School Graduate$22,439$31,190$15,720
Some College$41,349$41,464$39,327
Bachelors Degree$41,815$45,000$32,589
Graduate Degree$$$

$38,611

Average Earnings

$41,006

Average Male

$30,000

Average Female

Rusk Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rusk Language by Age

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Rusk Language

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.

Rusk Language

Rusk Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,1121979.33%
Black460367.83%
Other1NaN%
Multiple9090100.00%
Hispanic39211629.59%

14.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.50%

Male Poverty Rate

16.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rusk

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%.

Rusk Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.48%
High School14.33%
Some College8.23%
Bachelors or Greater8.14%

Rusk Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.45%
Male Unemployed31.58%
Female Employed7.65%
Female Unemployed21.95%

Rusk Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rusk Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,235$63,832
Families$58,145$69,766
Married Families$62,778-
Non Families$40,240$46,940
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Income by Household Type

Rusk Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

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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170

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War23
First Gulf War21
Vietnam71
Korea18
World War II8

Rusk Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3414
35 to 5430
55 to 6438
65 to 7449
75+39

Rusk Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1334.35%
Black372.57%
Hispanic50.64%

Rusk Veterans by Race

Rusk Veterans by Education

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29.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rusk Veterans by Education

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31.7%

Labor Force Participation

27.5%

Employment Rate

13.3%

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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79.31%

Born in Rusk

93.93%

Native Born

6.07%

Foreign Born

5.56%

Non Citizen

0.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Rusk Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19303,8590.00%
19405,6991,8403.98%
19506,5988991.48%
19604,900-1,698-2.93%
19704,914140.03%
19804,681-233-0.48%
19904,366-315-0.69%
20005,0857191.54%
20105,5514660.88%
20115,524-27-0.49%
20125,497-27-0.49%
20135,470-27-0.49%
20145,443-27-0.49%
20155,416-27-0.50%
20165,389-27-0.50%
20175,362-27-0.50%
20185,335-27-0.50%
20195,308-27-0.51%
20205,285-23-0.43%
20215,258-27-0.51%
20225,231-27-0.51%

Rusk Population by Year