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Heath, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Heath had a population of 8,451 as of July 1, 2017. Heath ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Heath is located at latitude 32.8536 and longitude -96.4636 in Rockwall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Heath (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Rockwall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 502 feet.

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

The City of Heath (GNIS ID: 2410729) 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 Heath is located within South Rockwall Division of Rockwall County.

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

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


Total Population 8,451
Daytime Population: Workers 1,789
Daytime Population: Residents 4,339
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,128
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 8,451
Population in Familes 7,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 702
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $131,558
Average Household Income $173,977
Per Capita Income $59,923


Total Housing Units 2,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,493 (84.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 304 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $435,472
Average Home Value $504,673


Total Households 2,797
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 2,365
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 2.35% 5.44%
Households 2.23% 5.5%
Families 1.67% 5.23%
Median Household Income   -0.89%
Per Capita Income   0.37%

Heath, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Heath 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 # 284 84th
Population Density # 972 44th
Diversity Index # 1442 18th
Median Household Income # 35 98th
Per Capita Income # 40 98th

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