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Rockwall County, Texas

Rockwall County, Texas
The Rockwall County Courthouse in Rockwall
Map of Texas highlighting Rockwall County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1873
Seat Rockwall
Largest city Rockwall
Area
 • Total 149 sq mi (386 km2)
 • Land 127 sq mi (329 km2)
 • Water 22 sq mi (57 km2), 15%
Population
 • (2014) 87,810
 • Density 691/sq mi (267/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .com.rockwallcountytexaswww

Rockwall County is the a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. At 129 square miles, Rockwall County has the smallest area of any county in Texas. As of the 2014 census, its population was 87,809.[1] Its county seat is Rockwall.[2] 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 twenty-five fastest growing counties in the U.S. in 2010.[3] Rockwall County is currently listed as the 6th wealthiest Texas county in Texas locations by per capita income. Its cities include Rockwall, Royse City, Fate, McClendon-Chisolm, Mobile City, and a part of Rowlett

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Adjacent counties 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • Communities 5
    • Cities 5.1
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

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.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total 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.[4] It is the smallest county by area in Texas.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[8] 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[9]). 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).

Education

The following school districts serve Rockwall County:

Communities

Cities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ /2010-03-23-census23_N.htm Texas big census winner this decade]
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  9. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder
  10. ^ "Population of Texas Cities and Towns Sorted by County". The County Information Project Texas Association of Counties. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 

External links

  • Rockwall County government's website
  • RockwallCounty.com
  • Rockwall County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • PlanetRockwall.com ~ Online Magazine & Directory

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