Rusk County, TX

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2022 Population
52,755
0.405% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
1.31% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
14.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,661
2.21% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$148,100
9.79% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rusk County, TX had a population of 52.8k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $61,661. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rusk County, TX grew from 52,542 to 52,755, a 0.405% increase and its median household income grew from $60,330 to $61,661, a 2.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rusk County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.5%), White (Hispanic) (7.46%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.51%).

None of the households in Rusk County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.6% of the residents in Rusk County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Rusk County, TX was $148,100, and the homeownership rate was 79.2%.

Most people in Rusk County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Rusk County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rusk County, TX is home to a population of 52.8k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.44% of Rusk County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.4k people).

In 2022, there were 4.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33k people) in Rusk County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.21k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.48k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.6%
2022 Citizenship
94.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.6% of Rusk County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rusk County, TX was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rusk County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    33k ± 110
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.21k ± 302
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.48k ± 808
17.9%
Hispanic Population
9.43k people

In 2022, there were 4.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33k people) in Rusk County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.21k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.48k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.9% of the people in Rusk County, TX are hispanic (9.43k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Rusk County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.44%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.4k people
7.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.73k people

As of 2022, 6.44% of Rusk County, TX residents (3.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rusk County, TX was 7.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    837 ± 154
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    426 ± 158
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    346 ± 132

Rusk County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rusk County, TX employs 21.5k people. The largest industries in Rusk County, TX are Manufacturing (2,952 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,449 people), and Retail Trade (2,143 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,495), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,692), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,654).

Occupations

21.5k
2022 Value
± 1,169
−1.79%
1 Year decline
± 7.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rusk County, TX declined at a rate of −1.79%, from 21.8k employees to 21.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rusk County, TX, are Production Occupations (2,265 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,204 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,962 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rusk County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.5k
2022 Value
± 1,169
−1.79%
1 Year decline
± 7.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rusk County, TX declined at a rate of −1.79%, from 21.8k employees to 21.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rusk County, TX, are Manufacturing (2,952 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,449 people), and Retail Trade (2,143 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rusk County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Rusk County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,795
Median earning men ± $3,944
$29,493
Median earning women ± $2,500

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,250), Wholesale Trade ($78,571), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,349).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,315), Public Administration ($45,139), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,789).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 236
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 195
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 144
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rusk County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 77.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.725%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rusk County, TX was $148,100 in 2022, which is 0.525 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $134,900 to $148,100, a 9.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Rusk County, TX is 79.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rusk County, TX have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rusk County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rusk County, TX is $61,661. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rusk County, TX was Census Tract 9505.01 with a value of $70,693, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $70,689 and $67,384.

Property

$148,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,734
$14,084
Median Property Taxes
±$817

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rusk County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.2% of the housing units in Rusk County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9505.01
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rusk County, TX was Census Tract 9505.01 with a value of $70,693, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $70,689 and $67,384.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rusk County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,661
Median Household Income
± $6,072
17.8k
Number of Households
± 1,021

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.8k households in Rusk County, TX grew to $61,661 from the previous year's value of $60,330.

The following chart displays the households in Rusk County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rusk County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.16%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.27%)

In 2022, 85.1% of workers in Rusk County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.16%) and those who worked at home (4.27%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rusk County, TX have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.57% of the workforce in Rusk County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rusk County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rusk County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rusk County, TX (6.42k out of 47.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rusk County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

84.2% of the population of Rusk County, TX has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rusk County, TX see 4946 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0808% decrease from the previous year (4950 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3196 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,946 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rusk County, TX

Primary care physicians in Rusk County, TX see an average of 4,946 patients per year. This represents a 0.0808% decrease from the previous year (4,950 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rusk County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.8%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
15.6%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rusk County, TX grew by 3.05% from 15.4% to 15.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rusk County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 66.5 in Rusk County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.6% in Rusk County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 20.7% in Rusk County, TX.

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