Rockwall is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 42,566 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Rockwall is the 79th largest community in Texas. Rockwall has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Rockwall, where the median household income is $88,810.00.
Rockwall real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Rockwall house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Rockwall isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rockwall are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockwall is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockwall who work in sales jobs (14.22%), management occupations (14.22%), and office and administrative support (11.43%).
Also of interest is that Rockwall has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Rockwall is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rockwall a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rockwall has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rockwall’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Rockwall, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.04 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Rockwall are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.96% of adults in Rockwall have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rockwall in 2010 was $36,411, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,644 for a family of four. However, Rockwall contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rockwall is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rockwall home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockwall residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rockwall also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockwall include English, Irish, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Rockwall is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.