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Rockwall, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Rockwall had a population of 43,545 as of July 1, 2016. Rockwall ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rockwall is located at latitude 32.9191 and longitude -96.438 in Rockwall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockwall (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Rockwall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of Rockwall (GNIS ID: 2410982) 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 Rockwall is located within Northwest Rockwall Division of Rockwall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockwall 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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Rockwall, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43,545
Population in Households 43,161
Population in Familes 38,283
Population in Group Qrtrs 384
Population Density1 1,487
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 15,127
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 11,620
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,965 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,411 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,716 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 838 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $223,359
Average Home Value $260,711


Median Household Income $84,000
Average Household Income $101,777
Per Capita Income $35,485
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.33% 1.79%
Households 2.08% 1.76%
Families 2.14% 1.68%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Rockwall, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockwall 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 # 76 96th
Population Density1 # 441 75th
Diversity Index2 # 782 55th
Median Household Income # 131 93rd
Per Capita Income # 184 89th

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