Rule, Texas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Rule Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Rule Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Rule Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 14% Rule Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Rule, Texas

Comparing Rule 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 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 5
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 3
People Above Poverty 2 4
Median Family Income 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 6 7
Working at Home 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
People Living Alone 5 7
Housing Recently Built 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Rule Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles N of Abilene, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 152 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas
County Haskell
Standard Zip Codes 79547, 79548
Phone Area Codes 940
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.184
Longitude -99.893

Rule Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 54 F
Apr Temp 50 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 24.9 inches
Station STAMFORD 1
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 97 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 25.8 inches
Station ANSON
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 56 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 78 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
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Rule Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 698 100%
Male 337 48.3%
Female 361 51.7%
Under 18 172 24.6%
18+ 526 75.4%
65+ 181 25.9%
Median Age 44.7
Average Family Size 2.87
White 613 87.8%
African-American 15 2.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 51 7.3%
Mixed Race 18 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 135 19.3%

Estimated Rule Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 639
Growth -59
Growth % -8.5%

Rule 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) 41.4%
US/American 26.2%
English 11.2%
Irish 8.8%
German 5.2%
Swedish 1.5%
Czech 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
African 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rule, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rolls (79547)
Sagerton (79548)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rule 698 $30,069
Haskell 3,106 $27,109
Knox City 1,219 $30,000
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Rochester 378 $25,893
Stamford 3,636 $28,438
Weinert 177 $25,000
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Rule High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 177 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.1

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