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Rusk County, TX&

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Population
53,197
0.49% decline
Median Age
38.4
Median Household Income
$47,424
2.71% growth
Poverty Rate
16.5%
Number of Employees
20,771
2.11% decline
Median Property Value
$107,800
6.31% growth

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Economy

The economy of Rusk County, TX employs 20,771 people. The economy of Rusk County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Construction, which employ respectively 17.5; 2.39; and 1.33 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Rusk County, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,407), Retail trade (2,271), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction (2,149), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($58,125), Utilities ($56,806), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($43,175).

Median household income in Rusk County, TX is $47,424. Males in Rusk County, TX have an average income that is 1.63 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,314. The income inequality of Rusk County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Rusk County, TX. In Rusk County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 28 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,058. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.

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Diversity

Rusk County, TX is home to a population of 53,197 people, from which 95.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Rusk County, TX is composed of 34,553 White residents (65%), 9,146 Black residents (17.2%), 8,439 Hispanic residents (15.9%), 650 Two+ residents (1.22%), and 288 Asian residents (0.54%). The most common foreign languages in Rusk County, TX are Spanish (6,232 speakers), Other Indic (91 speakers), and German (56 speakers), but compared to other places, Rusk County, TX has a relative high number of Scandinavian (25 speakers), Spanish (6,232 speakers), and Japanese (54 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX awarded 807 degrees. The student population of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX is skewed towards females, with 359 male students and 448 female students. Most students in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX are White (534 and 66.2%), followed by Black or African American (140 and 17.3%), Hispanic or Latino (101 and 12.5%), and Two or more races (8 and 0.99%). The largest universities in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX by number of graduates are Panola College (716 and 88.7%), Jacksonville College-Main Campus (76 and 9.4%), and Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary (15 and 1.86%). The most popular majors in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX are General Studies (111 and 13.8%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (75 and 9.3%), and Industrial Technology (55 and 6.82%). The median tuition costs in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,550 and $5,550 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rusk County, TX is $107,800, which is 0.53 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $101,400 to $107,800, a 6.31% increase. The homeownership rate of Rusk County, TX is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Rusk County, TX have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rusk County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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