Rockwall, TX
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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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Rockwall, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Rockwall, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Rockwall’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Rockwall does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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.

Rockwall is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.

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.

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 population of Rockwall is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.