Rockdale, TX
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Rockdale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 5,609 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rockdale is the 332nd largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rockdale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockdale is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockdale who work in sales jobs (16.04%), office and administrative support (9.88%), and teaching (6.65%).

Also of interest is that Rockdale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

As is often the case in a small city, Rockdale doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Rockdale who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.45% of the adults in Rockdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rockdale in 2010 was $19,421, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,684 for a family of four.

Rockdale is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rockdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rockdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockdale include Irish, Czech, English, and French .

The most common language spoken in Rockdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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