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Rising Star is a town in Eastland County.
The name is said to have stemmed from the postmaster's belief that the area's plentiful crops made it a "rising star country"
The latitude of Rising Star is 32.095N. The longitude is -98.963W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,624 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 845.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rising Star demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Eastland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76471 ZIP code.
12% of Rising Star residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rising Star ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rising Star was $11,636, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Rising Star residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rising Star, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $192. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $542.
Eastland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rising Star political report.
The average commute time for Rising Star workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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