Texas Rusk County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Rusk 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 Rusk County.

1. Branch Library MCMILLAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 302 E South St, Overton, TX 75684
Phone Number: (903) 834-6318 Rusk N/A N/A

2. Branch Library MORROW BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 111 W Rusk, Mt Enterprise, TX 75681
Phone Number: (903) 822-3532 Rusk N/A N/A

3. Branch Library RUSK COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 106 E Main St, Henderson, TX 75652
Phone Number: (903) 657-8557 Rusk N/A N/A

4. Library System RUSK COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
106 E Main St, Henderson, TX 75652
Phone Number: (903) 657-8557 Rusk 151,735 70,896

5. Central Library RUSK COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
106 E Main St, Henderson, TX 75652
Phone Number: (903) 657-8557 Rusk N/A N/A

6. Branch Library TATUM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: Highway 1797 & Hood St, Tatum, TX 75691
Phone Number: (903) 947-2211 Rusk N/A N/A

Overview of Rusk County, Texas

Rusk County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 47,372. Its county seat is Henderson. Rusk County is named for Thomas Jefferson Rusk, a secretary of war of the Republic of Texas.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,431 km² (939 mi²). 2,392 km² (924 mi²) of it is land and 39 km² (15 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.61% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Gregg County (north)
  • Harrison County (northeast)
  • Panola County (east)
  • Shelby County (southest)
  • Nacogdoches County (south)
  • Cherokee County (southwest)
  • Smith County (northwest)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 47,372 people, 17,364 households, and 12,727 families residing in the county. The population density is 20/km² (51/mi²). There are 19,867 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (22/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 74.89% White, 19.21% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.22% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 8.44% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 17,364 households out of which 32.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% are married couples living together, 11.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% are non-families. 24.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.05.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 104.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 103.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,898, and the median income for a family is $39,185. Males have a median income of $30,956 versus $19,749 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,674. 14.60% of the population and 10.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.80% of those under the age of 18 and 13.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Henderson (11273)
  • Overton (2350)
  • New London (987)
  • Mount Enterprise (525)