The Rockwall County Courthouse in Rockwall
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Rockwall, Texas, named in turn for its clastic dikes|
|• Total||149 sq mi (390 km2)|
|• Land||127 sq mi (330 km2)|
|• Water||22 sq mi (60 km2) 15%%|
|• Density||691/sq mi (267/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
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 2010 census, its population was 78,337.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.
Cities in Rockwall county include Rockwall, Royse City, Fate, McClendon-Chisholm, Mobile City, and 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. Rockwall county also is home to the great rock wall which is no longer in public view today.
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.
|U.S. Decennial Census |
As of the census 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.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
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).
The following school districts serve Rockwall County:
From circa 1997 and 2015 the number of non-Hispanic white children in K-12 schools in the county increased by 6,000 as part of a trend of white flight and suburbanization by non-Hispanic white families.
Prior to 1972, Rockwall County was a Democratic Party stronghold at the presidential level The 1968 election was highly transitional for the county with Hubert Humphrey only winning with 39% of the vote thanks to the strong third-party candidacy of George Wallace. From 1972 on, the county has become a Republican Party stronghold in presidential elections. George H.W. Bush in 1992 being the only Republican to fail to win a majority in the county since then. as the strong third-party candidacy of Ross Perot that year led him to a second-place finish in the county over national winner Bill Clinton. However, the county was represented in Congress by a conservative Democrat as late as January 2004, when Representative & Rockwall resident Ralph Hall, switched parties to the Republican Party.
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Henderson County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 78,532. The county seat is Athens. The county is named in honor of James Pinckney Henderson, the first Attorney General of the Republic of Texas, and Secretary of State for the republic. He later served as the first Governor of Texas.
Fannin County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 33,915. The county seat is Bonham. The county was named for James Fannin, who commanded the group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution. James Bonham sought Fannin's assistance for the Battle of the Alamo, but Fannin was unable to provide it.
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Oak Ridge is a town in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. The population was 495 at the 2010 census, up from 400 at the 2000 census.
Talty is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,535 at the 2010 census, and in 2018 the estimated population was 2,627.
Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 15,816. In 2018 the estimated population was 18,126. Terrell is located 32 miles (51 km) east of Dallas.
Fate is a city located in the center of Rockwall County, Texas. The 2010 National Census data identified it as the fastest-growing city in the state of Texas for the past decade, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. The population in 2010 was 6,357, up from 602 in 2000; a 1,179.1% increase. Based on building permits and current utility bills, the population was over 14,206 as of 2018. This population boom is expected to continue, topping the 20,000 population mark sometime in 2021.
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.
Rockwall is a city in Rockwall County, Texas, United States, which is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It is the county seat of Rockwall County. The population was 37,490 at the 2010 census. The name Rockwall is derived from a naturally jointed geological formation, which has the appearance of an artificial wall.
Royse City is a city in Rockwall County in the U.S. state of Texas. It also extends into Collin and Hunt counties. The population was 2,957 at the 2000 census, rising to 9,349 in 2010. The estimated population in 2018 was 12,998.
Sachse is a city in Collin and Dallas counties in the U.S. state of Texas and is part of the DFW Metroplex. An eastern suburb of Dallas, the city population was 20,329, as of the 2010 census with an estimated population of around 25,000 people today. Sachse is located off Texas State Highway 78 and is approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the President George Bush Turnpike and Firewheel Town Center.
Wylie is a city and northeastern suburb of Dallas, that was once solely located in Collin County, but now extends into neighboring Dallas and Rockwall Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located on State Route 78 about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of central Dallas and centrally located between nearby Lavon Lake and Lake Ray Hubbard.
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