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City of Fate, Texas
Fate Main Place in Fate
Location of Fate in Rockwall County, Texas
|• City||6.8 sq mi (18 km2)|
|• Land||6.4 sq mi (17 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1 km2)|
|Elevation||587 ft (179 m)|
|• Urban density||1,375/sq mi (518/km2)|
|• Metro||3,000,000 +|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
75132, 75189, 75087, 75032
|Area code(s)||972, 214, 903|
|GNIS feature ID||1335725|
Fate is a fast-growing city located in the center of Rockwall County, Texas, United States, and is about 10%of the population of Rockwall county. The 2010 National Census data identified the City of Fate as the fastest-growing city in the state of Texas for the past decade, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. The population in 2010 was 6,357, up from 602 in 2000; a 1,179.1% increase during that decade. Based on building permits and current utility bills, the City's population is now estimated to be 6,900 as of August, 2012. This population boom is expected to continue, topping the 10,000 population mark sometime in 2013.
The City of Fate is known for its family-friendly community, active neighborhoods and high quality of life. The city organization operates under a Council-Manager form of government through a Home Rule Charter. The six City Council members and Mayor are elected at-large.
Fate is located at 32°56′2″N 96°23′4″W / 32.93389°N 96.38444°W (32.933781, -96.384482).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 square miles (18 km2), of which, 6.4 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2020 census, 17,958 people were residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 85.0% White, 5.1% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.4% Asian, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 20.9% of the population.
In the city, the age distribution was 33.6% under the age of 18 and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The percentage of women was 52.1% across the city.
Persons age 25 or older who graduated high school was 95.8%, with 44.6% of those adults holding a bachelor's degree or higher.
As of the 2010 census, 6,357 people, 1,756 households, and 568 families were residing in the city. The population density was 1,094 people per square mile. The 2,108 housing units had a homeownership rate of 94.7%. The racial makeup of the city was 84.0% White, 6.8% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.6% Asian, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 14.9% of the population.
In the city, the age distribution was 35.1% under the age of 18, 49.6% from 18 to 65, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. The percentage of women was 50.5 across the city.
The median income for a household in the city was $78,071, with a housing median value of $175,000. Persons age 25 or older who graduated high school was 94.8%, with 34.4% of those adults holding a bachelor's degree or higher. Less than 5.6% of the population was below the poverty line.
American Legion China Post One
American Legion China Post One, formed in 1919 one year after the "great war" and chartered by the American Legion on 20 April 1920, was originally named the General Frederick Townsend Ward Post No. 1, China. It is the only Post nominally headquartered in a Communist country, and has been operating in exile since 1948 — presently in Fate, Texas.
Site of remarriage of Lee Harvey Oswald's widow
- The town made national news in 1965 when Marina Oswald, the widow of accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, remarried a little more than 18 months after her husband's slaying. She and an electronics worker, Kenneth Porter, worked at eluding reporters who had learned of the engagement, and traveled to Fate to be wed by Carl Leonard, Jr., a justice of the peace.
Fate is served by the Rockwall Independent School District in the southern and western portions of the city and the Royse City Independent School District in the northern and eastern portions. Royse City ISD provides three campuses in Fate; Miss May Vernon Elementary School, Harry H Herndon Elementary School and Bobby Summers Middle School.
The Rockwall ISD has two elementary campuses. Billie Stevenson Elementary School, which opened at the start of the 2013–2014 school year and is located in the city's Woodcreek subdivision. As well as, Lupe Garcia Elementary, which opened at the start of the 2021–2022 school year and is located in the Williamsburg subdivision.
- Ralph Hall, former member of the US House of Representatives was born here
- Robert Smith III, Rear Admiral; Former Senior VP of Federal Reserve Bank and Rear (two-star) Admiral in the US Navy