Rising Star is a town in Eastland County, Texas, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 835.
Rising Star is located in southwestern Eastland County at 32°5′47″N 98°57′58″W (32.096260, -98.966074). U.S. Route 183 passes through the town, leading north 20 miles (32 km) to Cisco and south 28 miles (45 km) to Brownwood. Texas State Highway 36 crosses US-183 in the center of town, leading southeast 26 miles (42 km) to Comanche and west 12 miles (19 km) to Cross Plains. Eastland, the county seat, is 30 miles (48 km) to the north and east via US-183 and Interstate 20.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Rising Star has an area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 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, Rising Star has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.
According to the census of 2000, 835 people, 345 households, and 212 families resided in the town. The population density was 497.9 people per square mile (191.9/km2). The 483 housing units averaged 288.0 per square mile (111.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.65% White, 0.24% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 2.87% from other races, and 2.75% from two or more races.