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.
Unlike some cities, Rockport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rockport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockport is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockport who work in office and administrative support (14.59%), sales jobs (12.69%), and management occupations (11.49%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Rockport has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Rockport has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Rockport than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Rockport may be for you.
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Rockport spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.94 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
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 overall education level of Rockport is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.44% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rockport in 2010 was $26,776, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,104 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 23.89% 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.