Rockwall is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 45,888 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Rockwall is the 79th largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Rockwall was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Rockwall economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Rockwall, where the median household income is $95,653.00.
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.
Rockwall is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 management occupations (16.63%), sales jobs (13.82%), and office and administrative support (11.51%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.41% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Rockwall is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Rockwall’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Rockwall is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rockwall, the average commute to work is 33.69 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Rockwall are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.58% of adults in Rockwall have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rockwall in 2018 was $40,779, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,116 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 17.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockwall include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Rockwall is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.