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.
Rockdale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.87%), office and administrative support (9.67%), and food service (8.87%).
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.
Being a small city, Rockdale does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Rockdale is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.71% of adults 25 and older in Rockdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rockdale in 2010 was $17,956, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,824 for a family of four. However, Rockdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rockdale is a somewhat 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 28.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockdale include Irish, English, Czech, and French .
The most common language spoken in Rockdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.