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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.


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$19,118
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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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.

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13% of Rising Star residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rising Star, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $192.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $542.


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Eastland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rising Star political report.

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The average commute time for Rising Star workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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