Heath, Texas facts for kids
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Location of Heath in Rockwall County, Texas
|• Total||12.25 sq mi (31.73 km2)|
|• Land||12.08 sq mi (31.29 km2)|
|• Water||0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)|
|Elevation||502 ft (153 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||772.50/sq mi (298.25/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||214, 469, 972|
|GNIS feature ID||1337538|
Heath is a city in Rockwall and Kaufman counties, Texas, United States. The population was 6,921 at the 2010 census, up from 4,149 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.
A proposition was placed on the November 4, 2008 ballot that, if passed, would have changed the name from "City of Heath" to "Village of Heath." Of the 3,511 votes cast, 2,069 (58.9%) voted against the measure while 1,442 (41.1%) voted in favor.
Heath is located at 32°50′52″N 96°28′42″W / 32.84778°N 96.47833°W (32.847890, -96.478273). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.9 square miles (18 km2), of which, 6.9 square miles (18 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.58%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,921 people, 2,326 households, and 2,040 families residing in the city. The population density was 655 people per square mile (253.0/km2). There were 2,451 housing units, of which 125, or 5.1%, were vacant. The racial makeup of the city was 93.1% White, 1.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.2% some other race, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.2% of the population.
Of the 2,326 households, 44.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.0% were headed by married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.3% were non-families. 9.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.3% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98, and the average family size was 3.18.
29.3% of the population in the city were under the age of 18, 5.3% were from 18 to 24, 19.8% were from 25 to 44, 35.1% were from 45 to 64, and 10.6% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.
For the period 2013–2017, the estimated median annual household income was $153,253, compared to $57,051 in the state of Texas. The median income for a family was $158,563, and the per capita income was $64,392. Male full-time workers earned an estimated $124,587 per year, while female full-time workers earned $51,778. About 2.2% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under 18 and 1.3% of those over 65.
Between 2013 and 2017 the estimated median value of owner-occupied housing units in Heath was $423,400, compared to $151,500 for the whole state. The median gross monthly rent in Heath was $1,963 during the same time period.
Heath is a part of the Rockwall Independent School District. The city is served by Dorothy Smith Pullen Elementary School, Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School, Linda Lyons Elementary School, Maurine Cain Middle School, and Rockwall Heath High School.
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