Rockport is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 10,436 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Rockport is the 250th largest community in Texas.
A relatively large number of people in Rockport telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.06% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One of the nice things about Rockport is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Rockport is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Rockport are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.89% of adults in Rockport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rockport in 2018 was $43,440, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,760 for a family of four. However, Rockport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rockport is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rockport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rockport also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockport include German, English, Irish, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Rockport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.