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Rowlett, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Rowlett had a population of 60,219 as of July 1, 2017. Rowlett ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rowlett is located at latitude 32.9163 and longitude -96.55 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rowlett (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 505 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Rowlett are located in Dallas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Rockwall County.

The City of Rowlett (GNIS ID: 2411007) 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 Rowlett is located within Northeast Dallas Division of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rowlett population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rowlett: Rowlette.

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Rowlett, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 60,219
Daytime Population: Workers 15,173
Daytime Population: Residents 28,243
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,416
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 59,837
Population in Familes 54,934
Population in Group Qrtrs 382
Population Density2 2,949
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $88,153
Average Household Income $106,361
Per Capita Income $34,691


Total Housing Units 19,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,874 (84.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,585 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 452 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $202,810
Average Home Value $221,554


Total Households 19,459
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 16,383
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.96% 1.25%
Households 0.8% 1.14%
Families 0.78% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

Rowlett, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rowlett to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 62 97th
Population Density # 164 91st
Diversity Index # 391 78th
Median Household Income # 128 93rd
Per Capita Income # 237 87th

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