Rowlett is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 62,868 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Rowlett is the 57th largest community in Texas.
Rowlett real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Rowlett 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, Rowlett is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rowlett is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rowlett who work in office and administrative support (14.58%), management occupations (14.50%), and sales jobs (11.05%).
Also of interest is that Rowlett has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Rowlett 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, Rowlett’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Rowlett is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rowlett, the average commute to work is 32.60 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Rowlett is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.79% of adults in Rowlett have a college degree.
The per capita income in Rowlett in 2010 was $33,163, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,652 for a family of four. However, Rowlett contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rowlett is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rowlett home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rowlett residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rowlett also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rowlett include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Rowlett is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.