Rising Star, Texas

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Rising Star, Texas

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High Points

Rising Star strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Rising Star Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Rising Star Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Rising Star Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Rising Star Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 18% Rising Star Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Rising Star, Texas

Comparing Rising Star to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 9 10
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 6 1
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 6
Median Family Income 2 2
People Above Poverty 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Working at Home 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
People Living Alone 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Housing Recently Built 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 9 10

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Rising Star Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles SE of Abilene, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles SW of Fort Worth, Texas
County Eastland
Standard Zip Codes 76471
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.095
Longitude -98.963

Rising Star Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 77 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 48 to 78 F
Annual Precip 27.5 inches
Station DUBLIN
Distance 36.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
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Rising Star Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 835 100%
Male 391 46.8%
Female 444 53.2%
Under 18 198 23.7%
18+ 637 76.3%
65+ 204 24.4%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.98
White 782 93.7%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 24 2.9%
Mixed Race 23 2.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 52 6.2%

Estimated Rising Star Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 842
Growth 7
Growth % 0.8%

Rising Star Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.7%
US/American 22.7%
Irish 16%
English 13.6%
German 10.5%
French (except Basque) 5.6%
Dutch 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
British 1.6%
Italian 0.9%
Polish 0.4%
Dutch West Indian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rising Star 835 $30,000
Blanket 402 $42,222
Carbon 224 $33,750
Cisco 3,851 $31,833
Cross Plains 1,068 $27,500
Eastland 3,769 $34,333
Gorman 1,236 $32,431
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Rising Star High Schools (2004)

121 N MAIN
Serves 105 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

Rising Star Colleges

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