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Police brutality Rockwall County TX
Police brutality Rockwall County TX
Published: 2013/01/12
Channel: James Kondo
Talking with Rockwall County Sheriff sergeant about an illegal search.
Talking with Rockwall County Sheriff sergeant about an illegal search.
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: James Springer
Rockwall, Texas – Inhabited by giants before Noah’s flood?
Rockwall, Texas – Inhabited by giants before Noah’s flood?
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: UFOmania - The truth is out there
Rockwall, Tx county jail and sheriffs department first amendment audit
Rockwall, Tx county jail and sheriffs department first amendment audit
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: News Now
Rockwall EMS: Possibly the Best
Rockwall EMS: Possibly the Best 'Pound for Pound' EMS Service in Texas
Published: 2017/03/14
Channel: Dustin Hodges
Police brutality Rockwall County TX
Police brutality Rockwall County TX
Published: 2013/05/19
Channel: PS GW
Fire destroys Rockwall County home
Fire destroys Rockwall County home
Published: 2015/06/10
Channel: FOX 4 News - Dallas-Fort Worth
Rockwall County Jail Texas - Inmate Search
Rockwall County Jail Texas - Inmate Search
Published: 2013/09/12
Channel: County Jails
Police chase in Rockwall Texas.
Police chase in Rockwall Texas.
Published: 2014/07/15
Channel: aky115
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,September, 2017
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,September, 2017
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: DFWColdwellBanker
OFFROADING Rockwall County Car Meet
OFFROADING Rockwall County Car Meet
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: whoisjosiah
Rockwall County Sheriff Defenzia Demo
Rockwall County Sheriff Defenzia Demo
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: Defenzia LLC
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,July, 2017
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,July, 2017
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: DFWColdwellBanker
Rockwall County Courthouse
Rockwall County Courthouse
Published: 2015/09/01
Channel: Jeff Johnson
Fate Texas Foreclosure in Rockwall County For Sale
Fate Texas Foreclosure in Rockwall County For Sale
Published: 2012/07/03
Channel: Jennifer Herriage
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,August, 2017
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,August, 2017
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: DFWColdwellBanker
Texas DPS State Trooper Helicopter Rockwall Co. TX
Texas DPS State Trooper Helicopter Rockwall Co. TX
Published: 2008/03/27
Channel: 2204Alpha
Fishing Pond Near Rockwall TX - TEXAS FISHING, LLC
Fishing Pond Near Rockwall TX - TEXAS FISHING, LLC
Published: 2017/03/11
Channel: E6:7 Agency
Rockwall County, Texas Government/Police and Foreclosure Auctions
Rockwall County, Texas Government/Police and Foreclosure Auctions
Published: 2014/12/24
Channel: Ralph Evans
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,February, 2017
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,February, 2017
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: DFWColdwellBanker
Phantom 3 Professional - Rockwall County Courthouse - Rockwall, TX
Phantom 3 Professional - Rockwall County Courthouse - Rockwall, TX
Published: 2016/06/04
Channel: Daniel Hoover
Rockwall County Helping Hands
Rockwall County Helping Hands
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: Rockwall Helping Hands
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,October, 2017
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,October, 2017
Published: 2017/10/10
Channel: DFWColdwellBanker
New Home Builder in Fate, TX Rockwall County
New Home Builder in Fate, TX Rockwall County
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: Jelena Petrovic
Tornado Sirens Rockwall, Texas
Tornado Sirens Rockwall, Texas
Published: 2015/05/11
Channel: The Peimann Archive
Ebola in Rockwall county
Ebola in Rockwall county
Published: 2014/10/16
Channel: Crys Mo
Rockwall County Bail Bonds | #1 Bondsman in Rockwall, Texas
Rockwall County Bail Bonds | #1 Bondsman in Rockwall, Texas
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: Tx Bail Bonds
Rockwall County EMS on KEXB
Rockwall County EMS on KEXB
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: Tim Wolf
Bikes for Tykes | Rockwall County Courthouse
Bikes for Tykes | Rockwall County Courthouse
Published: 2017/09/24
Channel: PlanetRockwall
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,January, 2017
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,January, 2017
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: DFWColdwellBanker
Tax Lien Rockwall County TX
Tax Lien Rockwall County TX
Published: 2015/11/23
Channel: Can't Pay Taxes
I Just Love My Rockwall County News
I Just Love My Rockwall County News
Published: 2013/02/04
Channel: Wesley Walker Burnett
Rockwall County Ems  Responding
Rockwall County Ems Responding
Published: 2008/11/26
Channel: resxcueme
Rockwall County Clerk Conducting Abbott/GOP Fundraising in Official Office
Rockwall County Clerk Conducting Abbott/GOP Fundraising in Official Office
Published: 2014/01/29
Channel: Lone Star Project
Rockwall County Market Update
Rockwall County Market Update
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: Remax Landmark New Home Headquarters
Rockwall County DA
Rockwall County DA's Office & Women In Need partner to end Domestic Violence
Published: 2014/10/19
Channel: Connie Pettitt
2009 Rockwall County Founder
2009 Rockwall County Founder's Day
Published: 2009/06/05
Channel: barbchas
Rockwall Co Sheriff Defenzia Flashbang
Rockwall Co Sheriff Defenzia Flashbang
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: Defenzia LLC
Boys and Girls Club of Rockwall County
Boys and Girls Club of Rockwall County
Published: 2010/06/06
Channel: bgcrockwall
Heath /Rockwall  TX  house fire  2016 part 2
Heath /Rockwall TX house fire 2016 part 2
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: Jasper buggy
Camp Buckner 2013- Rockwall County Younglives
Camp Buckner 2013- Rockwall County Younglives
Published: 2013/06/16
Channel: Brenda Morales
Rockwall County Sheriff
Rockwall County Sheriff's Posse Anniversary
Published: 2011/06/30
Channel: Wesley Walker Burnett
2060 Belfry Court, Rockwall, TX
2060 Belfry Court, Rockwall, TX
Published: 2012/03/26
Channel: Mark Roland
Rockwall County 2009 GOP Christmas Party part 1
Rockwall County 2009 GOP Christmas Party part 1
Published: 2009/12/14
Channel: The Rockwall News
Andrew Hawkes for Rockwall County Sheriff on accredidation
Andrew Hawkes for Rockwall County Sheriff on accredidation
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Tammy Hawkes
Rockwall County, Texas  AA Bee Removal Experts, Rockwall County, Texas
Rockwall County, Texas AA Bee Removal Experts, Rockwall County, Texas
Published: 2014/05/02
Channel: CALLIE MACE
Rockwall County Groundbreaking Ceremony Rockwall County Courthouse
Rockwall County Groundbreaking Ceremony Rockwall County Courthouse
Published: 2010/06/02
Channel: Wesley Walker Burnett
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,December, 2016
Rockwall County,TX, Real Estate Market Update from NRT Dallas,December, 2016
Published: 2016/12/08
Channel: DFWColdwellBanker
15 Amity Ln Rockwall, TX, 75087 Rockwall County HUD Home for Sale
15 Amity Ln Rockwall, TX, 75087 Rockwall County HUD Home for Sale
Published: 2014/11/15
Channel: Buyers Foreclosure Team
Andrew Hawkes for Rockwall County Sheriff on bringing a long term strategic plan to the county
Andrew Hawkes for Rockwall County Sheriff on bringing a long term strategic plan to the county
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Tammy Hawkes
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Rockwall County, Texas
Rockwall county tx courthouse 2014.jpg
The Rockwall County Courthouse in Rockwall
Map of Texas highlighting Rockwall County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1873
Seat Rockwall
Largest city Rockwall
Area
 • Total 149 sq mi (386 km2)
 • Land 127 sq mi (329 km2)
 • Water 22 sq mi (57 km2), 15%
Population
 • (2014) 87,810
 • Density 691/sq mi (267/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.rockwallcountytexas.com

Rockwall County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. At 149 square miles, Rockwall County has the smallest area of any Texas county. As of the 2014 U.S. census estimate, its population was 87,809.[1] Its county seat is Rockwall.[2] The county and city are named for a wall-like subterranean rock formation that runs throughout the county.

Rockwall County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was one of the top 25 fastest-growing counties in the U.S. in 2010.[3] Rockwall County is listed as the 6th wealthiest county in Texas.

Its cities include Rockwall, Royse City, Fate, McClendon-Chisolm, Mobile City, and a part of Rowlett.

History[edit]

Rockwall County was formed in 1873 from portions of Kaufman County. It split off because access to the county seat of Kaufman was inconvenient. It was named for its county seat, Rockwall.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 149 square miles (390 km2), of which 127 square miles (330 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) (15%) is water.[4] It is the smallest county by area in Texas.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 2,984
1890 5,972 100.1%
1900 8,531 42.8%
1910 8,072 −5.4%
1920 8,591 6.4%
1930 7,658 −10.9%
1940 7,051 −7.9%
1950 6,156 −12.7%
1960 5,878 −4.5%
1970 7,046 19.9%
1980 14,528 106.2%
1990 25,604 76.2%
2000 43,080 68.3%
2010 78,337 81.8%
Est. 2016 93,978 [5] 20.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1850–2010[7] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 43,080 people, 14,530 households, and 11,972 families residing in the county. The population density was 334 people per square mile (129/km²). There were 15,351 housing units at an average density of 119 per square mile (46/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.17% White, 3.24% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.45% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 11.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,530 households out of which 44.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.00% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.60% were non-families. 14.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $65,164, and the median income for a family was $71,448 (these figures had risen to $75,915 and $82,150 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[9]). Males had a median income of $49,636 versus $32,410 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,573. About 3.80% of families and 4.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.60% of those under age 18 and 4.10% of those age 65 or over.

Rockwall County was ranked the sixth fastest-growing county in the nation by the US Census Bureau from 2000 to 2010, adding 35,257 people (an 81.8% change).

Education[edit]

The following school districts serve Rockwall County:

Communities[edit]

Cities[10][edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 70.8% 28,451 24.0% 9,655 5.2% 2,074
2012 75.8% 27,113 22.7% 8,120 1.5% 531
2008 72.5% 23,300 26.4% 8,492 1.2% 370
2004 78.7% 20,120 20.8% 5,320 0.6% 141
2000 77.4% 13,666 20.6% 3,642 2.0% 344
1996 65.0% 8,319 25.7% 3,289 9.3% 1,188
1992 48.4% 6,427 18.1% 2,397 33.5% 4,445
1988 72.6% 7,214 26.8% 2,659 0.7% 66
1984 80.1% 6,688 19.6% 1,639 0.3% 22
1980 65.3% 4,036 32.1% 1,985 2.6% 163
1976 53.0% 2,087 46.4% 1,828 0.5% 21
1972 75.1% 1,890 24.2% 610 0.7% 18
1968 31.1% 614 39.4% 778 29.5% 583
1964 25.4% 445 74.4% 1,305 0.3% 5
1960 41.2% 652 57.9% 917 0.9% 14
1956 41.5% 657 58.1% 920 0.4% 6
1952 33.7% 602 65.8% 1,175 0.5% 8
1948 9.4% 117 75.6% 947 15.0% 188
1944 7.2% 98 84.9% 1,153 7.9% 107
1940 5.9% 95 94.1% 1,510
1936 2.2% 26 97.7% 1,168 0.1% 1
1932 4.8% 62 95.2% 1,237
1928 25.4% 289 74.6% 850
1924 6.3% 93 93.2% 1,371 0.5% 7
1920 10.5% 104 87.8% 873 1.7% 17
1916 3.1% 27 95.0% 828 2.0% 17
1912 0.0% 0 95.8% 642 4.2% 28

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ /2010-03-23-census23_N.htm Texas big census winner this decade]
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  9. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder
  10. ^ "Population of Texas Cities and Towns Sorted by County". The County Information Project Texas Association of Counties. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  11. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°53′N 96°25′W / 32.89°N 96.41°W / 32.89; -96.41

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