Rusk, TX
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Rusk is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 5,618 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rusk is the 335th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Rusk isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rusk are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rusk is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rusk who work in office and administrative support (13.05%), healthcare suport services (10.99%), and management occupations (8.68%).

One of the benefits of Rusk is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.59 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small city, Rusk doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of people in Rusk with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.04% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rusk in 2010 was $11,899, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,596 for a family of four. However, Rusk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rusk is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rusk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rusk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rusk also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rusk include English, German, Dutch, and French .

The most common language spoken in Rusk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.

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