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Rockport, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Rockport had a population of 10,054 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rockport is located at latitude 28.0486 and longitude -97.0412 in Aransas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockport (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.95 sq. miles and a water area of 4.54 sq. miles. Aransas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Rockport (GNIS ID: 2410981) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rockport is located within Rockport Division of Aransas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rockport, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,054
Population in Households 9,623
Population in Familes 7,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 431
Population Density1 721
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 4,350
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,776
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,735 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,915 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,435 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,385 (35.4%)
Median Home Value $208,140
Average Home Value $280,353


Median Household Income $50,141
Average Household Income $77,068
Per Capita Income $35,374
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.71% 1.84%
Households 1.61% 1.82%
Families 1.46% 1.75%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rockport, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockport to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 246 86th
Population Density1 # 953 46th
Diversity Index2 # 803 54th
Median Household Income # 649 63rd
Per Capita Income # 186 89th

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