Rule, Texas

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Rule, Texas
Downtown Rule
Downtown Rule
Location of Rule, Texas
Location of Rule, Texas
Haskell County Rule.svg
Coordinates: 33°10′59″N 99°53′36″W / 33.18306°N 99.89333°W / 33.18306; -99.89333Coordinates: 33°10′59″N 99°53′36″W / 33.18306°N 99.89333°W / 33.18306; -99.89333
Country United States
State Texas
County Haskell
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,680 ft (512 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 698
 • Density 1,003.4/sq mi (387.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 79547-79548
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-63752[1]
GNIS feature ID 1366999[2]

Rule is a town in Haskell County, Texas, United States. The population was 698 at the 2000 census.


Rule is located at 33°10′59″N 99°53′36″W / 33.18306°N 99.89333°W / 33.18306; -99.89333 (33.183118, -99.893300).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Rule has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 698 people, 300 households, and 207 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,003.4 people per square mile (385.0/km²). There were 386 housing units at an average density of 554.9 per square mile (212.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.82% White, 2.15% African American, 0.14% Native American, 7.31% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.34% of the population.

There were 300 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 25.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,342, and the median income for a family was $30,069. Males had a median income of $22,708 versus $14,167 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,454. About 14.3% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.


The Town of Rule is served by the Rule Independent School District and Rule High School. Notable Rule High School graduates include Baylor University head football coach Art Briles (class of 1974) and former Texas high school mile champion and Texas Tech head track and field coach Wes Kittley.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Rule, Texas

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