Texas Cherokee County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Cherokee County, Texas. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Texas Cherokee County.

1. Library System JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 502 S Jackson St, Jacksonville, TX 75766
Phone Number: (903) 586-7664 Cherokee 104,989 64,956

2. Central Library JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 502 S Jackson St, Jacksonville, TX 75766
Phone Number: (903) 586-7664 Cherokee N/A N/A

3. Library System SINGLETARY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 207 E 6th St, Rusk, TX 75785
Phone Number: (903) 683-5916 Cherokee 12,824 8,725

4. Central Library SINGLETARY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 207 E 6th St, Rusk, TX 75785
Phone Number: (903) 683-5916 Cherokee N/A N/A

Overview of Cherokee County, Texas

Cherokee County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 46,659. Its county seat is Rusk. Cherokee is named for the Cherokee Native American Tribe.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,750 km² (1,062 mi²). 2,725 km² (1,052 mi²) of it is land and 25 km² (10 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.92% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Smith County (north)
  • Rusk County (northeast)
  • Nacogdoches County (east)
  • Angelina County (southeast)
  • Houston County (southwest)
  • Anderson County (west)
  • Henderson County (northwest)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 46,659 people, 16,651 households, and 12,105 families residing in the county. The population density is 17/km² (44/mi²). There are 19,173 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 74.34% White, 15.96% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.43% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 13.24% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 16,651 households out of which 33.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% are married couples living together, 12.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% are non-families. 24.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.11.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 101.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,313, and the median income for a family is $34,750. Males have a median income of $26,410 versus $19,788 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,980. 17.90% of the population and 13.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.30% of those under the age of 18 and 15.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Alto
  • Bullard
  • Cuney
  • Gallatin
  • Jacksonville
  • New Summerfield
  • Reklaw
  • Rusk
  • Troup
  • Wells