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 10,490 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rockport is the 242nd largest community in Texas.
Rockport real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Rockport house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rockport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockport is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockport who work in office and administrative support (14.88%), management occupations (13.08%), and sales jobs (13.02%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Rockport is worth considering.
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.
One of the benefits of Rockport is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.60 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Rockport does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Rockport is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.41% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rockport in 2010 was $26,513, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,052 for a family of four. However, Rockport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rockport is a somewhat 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 Asian. Rockport also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockport include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Rockport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.