Rising Star, TX Demographics


Population (year 2000): 835. Estimated population in July 2005: 842 (+0.8% change)
Males: 391 (46.8%), Females: 444 (53.2%)

Eastland County

Zip code: 76471

Median resident age: 42.9 years
Median household income: $19,118 (year 2000)
Median house value: $24,500 (year 2000)

Races in Rising Star:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.3%)
  • Hispanic (6.2%)
  • Other race (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (13.7%), United States (12.2%), English (9.7%), German (9.0%), French (4.2%), Dutch (2.8%).

Elevation: 1629 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rising Star

  • High school or higher: 67.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rising Star town

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

2.6% Foreign born (2.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -33 (-3.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rising Star:

  • EASTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; EASTLAND, TX)
  • BROWNWOOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 26 miles; BROWNWOOD, TX)
  • COMANCHE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; COMANCHE, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rising Star:

  • ABILENE REGIONAL (about 53 miles; ABILENE, TX; ID: ABI)
  • DYESS AFB (about 65 miles; ABILENE, TX; ID: DYS)
  • ROBERT GRAY AAF (about 107 miles; FORT HOOD/KILLEEN, TX; ID: GRK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rising Star:

  • BROWNWOOD RGNL (about 22 miles; BROWNWOOD, TX; ID: BWD)
  • CISCO MUNI (about 23 miles; CISCO, TX; ID: 3F2)
  • EASTLAND MUNI (about 24 miles; EASTLAND, TX; ID: ETN)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rising Star:

  • TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; STEPHENVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,068)
  • ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; ABILENE, TX; FT enrollment: 4,380)
  • HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 2,026)
  • CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (about 107 miles; KILLEEN, TX; FT enrollment: 6,777)
  • TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (about 122 miles; FT WORTH, TX; FT enrollment: 15,454)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (about 125 miles; BELTON, TX; FT enrollment: 2,257)
  • MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 125 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; FT enrollment: 4,619)

Schools

Public high school in Rising Star:

  • RISING STAR H S (Students: 105; Location: 121 N MAIN; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Rising Star:

  • RISING STAR EL (Students: 123; Location: 121 N MAIN; Grades: PK – 06)