Rule, Texas

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Rule, Texas
Downtown Rule
Downtown Rule
Haskell County Rule.svg
Rule is located in Texas
Rule is located in the United States
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
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.70 sq mi (1.80 km2)
 • Land0.70 sq mi (1.80 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,680 ft (512 m)
 • Total636
 • Estimate 
 • Density859.40/sq mi (331.96/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)940
FIPS code48-63752[3]
GNIS feature ID1366999[4]

Rule is a town in Haskell County, Texas, United States. The population was 636 at the 2010 census,[5] down from 698 at the 2000 census.

The community was named for W. A. Rule, a railroad man.[6]


Rule is in western Haskell County at the intersection of U.S. Route 380 and Texas State Highway 6. US 380 leads east 9 miles (14 km) to Haskell, the county seat, and west 11 miles (18 km) to Old Glory, while Highway 6 leads north 9 miles (14 km) to Rochester and south 19 miles (31 km) to Stamford.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Rule has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.[5]


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, Cfa on climate maps.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)599[2]−5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[3] 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 people


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Rule town, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The Origins of Unusual Place-Names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 113.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Rule, Texas
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Wes Kittley. Lone Star Conference Bio". Retrieved 2019-06-20.

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