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Rusk County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 924.0 square miles
Population Density 57.7 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 53,622
Population change 0.5%
Under 5 years of age 6.6%
Under 18 23.1%
65 and over 15%
Females 47.1%
White 79.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 15.7
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 1.6%
Black or African American 17.6%
Native American 1%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 80%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 13.8%
Veterans 4,364
Households and Housing
Households 17,772
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 81.8%
Median household income $45,752
The per capita income $21,640
Live below the poverty line. 17.8%
housing units 21,200
Multi-unit structures 6%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $93,000
Residents owning their homes. 76%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,256
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $354,320
Retail sales per capita $7,313
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $99,785