Rusk Cherokee County, Texas

Rusk: City in Cherokee County, Texas

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Rusk is a city located in the county of Cherokee in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,551 and a population density of 296 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,664 inhabitants.

The city was created 175 years ago in 1845.

Confederate Monument  Cherokee County Courthouse  Rusk  Texas image
Confederate Monument Cherokee County Courthouse Rusk Texas
Confederate Monument  Cherokee County Courthouse  Rusk  Texas image


Rusk is located at 31°47'46"N 95°9'1"W (31.7960100, -95.1502200).

Rusk map


Rusk forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 30%. more

Rusk Quick Facts

Population : 5,664 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Cherokee County
Different from : Rusk County
Postal code : 75785
Area : 18.78 km2
Altitude : 518 feet / 158 meters
Capital city : Rusk is capital of Cherokee County
Establishment : January 01, 1846 (175 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 05:07:59 (18th September 2021)
Density : 302 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2% (2010-2020)
Weather : 89℉ Sunny then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather


The population of Rusk increased by 2% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,551 - census
2011 5,595 0.79% estimation process
2012 5,594 -0.02% estimation process
2013 5,580 -0.25% estimation process
2014 5,583 0.05% estimation process
2015 5,520 -1.14% estimation process
2016 5,543 0.41% estimation process
2017 5,578 0.63% estimation process
2018 5,569 -0.16% estimation process
2019 5,602 0.59% estimation process
2020 5,664 1.09% estimation process

Rusk zip code is 75785. County name: Cherokee, County fips: 48073

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People born in Rusk (7)

People born in Rusk, including lawyer Jim Hogg, politician Thomas Mitchell Campbell, football linebacker Cody Glenn, you can see a list of people who born in Rusk.

Schools in Rusk

College & universities near Rusk, TX

Code Name City ZIP
223117 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary Jacksonville (TX) 75766-5407

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Rusk, TX

Code Name Address Type
NCG Nacogdoches, Texas University Drive & Starr Road BUS
TYL Tyler, TX 303 North Bois D'Arc Street BUS
LVW Longview 905 Pacific Ave. RAIL
MIN Mineola 115 East Front St. RAIL
MHL Marshall 800 North Washington Street - suite 2 RAIL

Post offices near Rusk

Post Office Name City ZIP
Rusk Post Office Rusk (TX) 75785

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Rusk , Wisconsin Rusk is a city in Dunn County, Wisconsin with a population of 515 people.

Other cities in Cherokee County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Cherokee County , TX.

City Name Population Title
Jacksonville 14,829 City in Texas, United States
Cross Roads 1,578 Town of the United States
Alto 1,239 Town in Texas, USA
New Summerfield 1,187 City in Cherokee County, Texas, United States
Wells 781 Town in Cherokee County, Texas, United States
Gallatin 435 Human settlement in Cherokee County, Texas, United States of America
Cuney 140 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Rusk distances to largest Texas cities