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Rockport, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Rockport had a population of 10,321 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Rockport is located at latitude 28.0206 and longitude -97.0544 in Aransas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockport 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.


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Rockport, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 10,321 (100%)
Population in Households 9,885 (95.8%)
Population in Families 7,755 (75.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 436 ( 4.2%)
Population Density 624
Diversity Index2 53
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,422
Average Household Income $85,588
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $37,442
Wealth Index5 130
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 7,041 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,223 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,235 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,583 (36.7%)
Median Home Value $239,316
Average Home Value $279,459
Housing Affordability Index3 131
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,458
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 2,848
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.83% 0.84%
Households 0.84% 0.86%
Families 0.72% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
Owner Occupied HU   0.97%

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Rockport, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockport to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 259 85th
Population Density # 1066 39th
Median Household Income # 774 56th
Housing Affordability Index # 281 16th
Per Capita Income # 241 86th
Diversity Index # 829 53rd

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