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Rockdale, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Rockdale had a population of 5,715 as of July 1, 2019. Rockdale ranks in the upper 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 Rockdale is located at latitude 30.6555 and longitude -97.0014 in Milam County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockdale encompass a land area of 4.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Milam County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 466 feet.

The City of Rockdale (GNIS ID: 2410978) 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 Rockdale is located within Rockdale Division of Milam County.


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Rockdale, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rockdale, TX Housing Affordability Index is 194
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Rockdale, TX Wealth Index is 43
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,715
Population in Households 5,538
Population in Familes 4,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 177
Population Density 1,427
Diversity Index1 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,033
Average Household Income $50,254
Per Capita Income $18,867
Wealth Index3 43

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,205 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 950 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 509 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $92,590
Housing Affordability Index2 194
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,155
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,441
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.37% 0.22%
Households 0.36% 0.22%
Families 0.32% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Rockdale, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockdale to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 376 79th
Population Density # 479 73rd
Diversity Index # 267 85th
Median Household Income # 1319 25th
Per Capita Income # 1314 25th

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