Rusk County, Texas Population 2021

Rusk County, Texas's estimated population is 54,616 with a growth rate of 0.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rusk County, Texas is the 63rd largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 53,361 and has seen a growth of 2.35% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202154,6161050.19%
202054,5111050.19%
201954,4061050.19%
201854,301880.16%
201754,2131,3212.50%
201652,892-73-0.14%
201552,965-247-0.46%
201453,212-120-0.23%
201353,332-461-0.86%
201253,793910.17%
201153,7023410.64%
201053,3619,62622.01%
199043,7352,3535.69%
198041,3827,28021.35%
197034,102-2,319-6.37%
196036,421-5,927-14.00%
195042,348-8,675-17.00%
194051,02318,53957.07%
193032,4847952.51%
192031,6894,74317.60%
191026,9468473.25%
190026,0997,54040.63%
189018,559-427-2.25%
188018,9862,07012.24%
187016,9161,1137.04%
186015,8037,65593.95%
18508,1480.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.19%
County Website
State
Founded
1843
County Seat
2010 Population
53,361
Growth Since 2010
2.35%
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Rusk County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,97578.09%
Black or African American9,07516.88%
Two or More Races1,4042.61%
Some Other Race9021.68%
Asian2790.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native900.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.06%
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Rusk County, Texas Population by Race

Rusk County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Rusk County, Texas Median Age

38.2


Total

37.3


Male

39.8


Female

Rusk County, Texas Adults

There are 41,606 adults, (8,830 of whom are seniors) in Rusk County, Texas.

Rusk County, Texas Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Rusk County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

25,141

46.77%

Male

28,614

53.23%

Rusk County, Texas Population by Age

Rusk County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rusk County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.4%12.6%
All77.8%22.2%
Non Family68.9%31.1%
Female61.5%38.5%
Male59.9%40.1%

77.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rusk County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,1082.777.8
Married10,0243.1987.4
Non Family5,0381.2368.9
Female2,2933.661.5
Male7533.3359.9

3.18

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Rusk County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5006.79%
9th to 12th Grade4,63312.57%
High School Graduate11,70731.78%
Some College9,02224.49%
Associates Degree3,2818.91%
Bachelors Degree3,83010.40%
Graduate Degree1,8705.08%
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Rusk County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rusk County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White24,95622,2684,907
Black6,4604,948336
Hispanic4,7001,937260
2+ Races64850897
Other Race45622939
Asian16713590
Native American867310
Islander3

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.89%.

Rusk County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,066$44,074$25,958
Less Than 9th Grade$27,089$34,154$13,957
High School Graduate$31,822$39,857$17,203
Some College$35,464$47,299$26,580
Bachelors Degree$54,199$75,578$44,306
Graduate Degree$52,424$73,553$47,201

$36,066

Average Earnings

$44,074

Average Male

$25,958

Average Female

Rusk County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rusk County, Texas Language by Age

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Rusk County, Texas Language

85.46% of Rusk County, Texas residents speak only English, while 14.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.39% of the population.

Rusk County, Texas Language

Rusk County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,1922,8218.76%
Hispanic7,9291,43918.15%
Black7,3371,28217.47%
Multiple1,31031223.82%
Other902788.65%
Native812429.63%
Asian222114.95%

11.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.74%

Male Poverty Rate

12.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rusk County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rusk County, Texas is Native, with 29.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rusk County, Texas is Asian, with 4.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.82%.

Rusk County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.36%
High School12.33%
Some College8.82%
Bachelors or Greater2.44%

Rusk County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.51%
Female Employed7.18%
Male Employed4.23%
Male Unemployed2.27%

Rusk County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rusk County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,234$72,751
Families$64,068$82,990
Married Families$75,492-
Non Families$27,039$42,990
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Income by Household Type

Rusk County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Rusk County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Rusk County, Texas 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 55-64.

Rusk County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Rusk County, Texas Marital Status

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3,215

Number of Veterans

3,066

Male Veterans

149

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,352
First Gulf War432
Second Gulf War381
Korea252
World War II85

Rusk County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74959
75+787
35 to 54707
55 to 64522
18 to 34240

Rusk County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5697.92%
Black5267.10%
Hispanic1502.57%
Other Race6510.22%
2+ Races415.34%
Native American910.23%
Islander310.00%
Asian21.04%

Rusk County, Texas Veterans by Race

Rusk County, Texas Veterans by Education

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6.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rusk County, Texas Veterans by Education

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53.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Rusk County, Texas Employment by Age

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Rusk County, Texas Employment by Race

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Rusk County, Texas 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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74.85%

Born in Rusk County, Texas

93.02%

Native Born

6.98%

Foreign Born

5.09%

Non Citizen

1.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.02% of Rusk County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 74.85% having been born in Texas. 5.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rusk County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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