Rockwall County, Texas facts for kids
|Rockwall County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
149 sq mi (386 km²)
127 sq mi (329 km²)
22 sq mi (57 km²), 15%
691/sq mi (267/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Rockwall County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. At 149 square miles, Rockwall County has the smallest area of any Texas county. As of the 2014 U.S. census estimate, its population was 87,809. Its county seat is Rockwall. The county and city are named for a wall-like subterranean rock formation that runs throughout the county.
Rockwall County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was one of the top 25 fastest-growing counties in the U.S. in 2010. Rockwall County is listed as the 6th wealthiest county in Texas.
Its cities include Rockwall, Royse City, Fate, McClendon-Chisolm, Mobile City, and a part of Rowlett.
Rockwall County was formed in 1873 from portions of Kaufman County. It split off because access to the county seat of Kaufman was inconvenient. It was named for its county seat, Rockwall.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 149 square miles (390 km2), of which 127 square miles (330 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) (15%) is water. It is the smallest county by area in Texas.
- Interstate 30
- U.S. Highway 67
- State Highway 66
- State Highway 205
- State Highway 276
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 43,080 people, 14,530 households, and 11,972 families residing in the county. The population density was 334 people per square mile (129/km²). There were 15,351 housing units at an average density of 119 per square mile (46/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.17% White, 3.24% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.45% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 11.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 14,530 households out of which 44.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.00% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.60% were non-families. 14.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the county, the population was spread out with 30.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $65,164, and the median income for a family was $71,448 (these figures had risen to $75,915 and $82,150 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $49,636 versus $32,410 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,573. About 3.80% of families and 4.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.60% of those under age 18 and 4.10% of those age 65 or over.
Rockwall County was ranked the sixth fastest-growing county in the nation by the US Census Bureau from 2000 to 2010, adding 35,257 people (an 81.8% change).
- Dallas (mostly in Dallas County with small parts in Collin, Denton, Kaufman and Rockwall counties)
- Garland (mostly in Dallas County with a small part in Collin County)
- Heath (small part in Kaufman County)
- Mobile City
- Rockwall (county seat)
- Rowlett (mostly in Dallas County)
- Royse City (partly in Collin and Hunt counties)
- Wylie (mostly in Collin County and a small part in Dallas County)
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