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Rockwall, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Rockwall had a population of 44,819 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 44,819
Daytime Population: Workers 23,653
Daytime Population: Residents 22,033
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45,686
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 44,445
Population in Familes 39,430
Population in Group Qrtrs 374
Population Density2 1,531
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $86,445
Average Household Income $107,184
Per Capita Income $37,461


Total Housing Units 16,443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,822 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,808 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 813 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $234,013
Average Home Value $274,662


Total Households 15,630
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 12,019
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 2.41% 2.63%
Households 2.25% 2.64%
Families 2.32% 2.57%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

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, 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 # 76 96th
Population Density # 425 76th
Diversity Index # 797 54th
Median Household Income # 132 93rd
Per Capita Income # 187 89th

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