Rowlett, TX
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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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rowlett who work in office and administrative support (14.94%), management occupations (13.63%), and sales jobs (12.75%).

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.

Because of many things, Rowlett is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rowlett really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rowlett perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 33.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Rowlett citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.44% of adults in Rowlett have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rowlett in 2010 was $35,156, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,624 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 20.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rowlett include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Rowlett is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.