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People

Total Population 1,047
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 298
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 37.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,788
% Above Poverty Level 73.6%
% Below Poverty Level 26.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.6%
Median Gross Rent $450
Median House Value $45,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.1%
US/American 0%
English 5%
Irish 8.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RISING STAR 1 S
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
Station EASTLAND
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blanket 384 $47,250
Carbon 396 $42,917
Cisco 3,833 $35,139
Cross Plains 1,187 $50,125
Eastland 3,881 $51,150
Gorman 901 $39,167

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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RISING STAR H S
121 N MAIN
254-643-3521
Serves 105 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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