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Overview

Introduction to Rockwall, Texas

Rockwall, Texas, in Rockwall county, is 10 miles E of Garland, Texas (center to center) and 21 miles NE of Dallas, Texas. The city is part of the Dallas metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Rockwall History

Rockwall was originally inhabited by the Caddo Indians. It was first settled in by the whites in 1851. While digging wells, the early settlers found numerous large underground rock walls in the area which seemed to have been man-made. However, scientists believe these underground rock walls were natural formations. When the town was established on April 17, 1854, a settler named the city after these rock walls. Rockwall became the county seat of the newly formed Rockwall County in 1873.

Rockwall and nearby Attractions

  • Rockwall County Historical Museum
  • Lake Ray Hubbard
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Terrell Heritage Museum
  • Dallas World Aquarium Zoological Gardens
  • Lake Tawakoni State Park

Things To Do In Rockwall

While staying in Rockwall, one can visit Monticello Gardens and Rockwall County Historical Museum. The Rockwall City Park is an ideal destination for spending your leisure hours. The city also includes several houses of worship such as Antioch Church, New Horizons Assembly of God Church, His Covenant Children Church, and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Visitors can also plan a day trip to the Dallas Zoo.

Rockwall Transportation

Flights are available from Dallas Love Field Airport.

Rockwall Higher Education

University of Dallas, Richland College, and Eastfield College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population41,672
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+20,014
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married60.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40%
Median Earnings25+$51,855
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,088
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,792

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,924
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone20%
Median Gross Rent$1,240
Median House Value$205,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.2%
German15.5%
English12.1%
Irish11.3%
Scottish3.9%
Italian3%
French Except Basque2.9%
Norwegian1.5%
Dutch1.3%
African1.2%
Polish1.1%
Swedish1%
Czech0.8%
Russian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Rockwall Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockwall County
Standard Zip Codes75087, 75032
Phone Area Codes214,469,972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.92
Approximate Longitude-96.45

Rockwall Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLAVON DAM
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationWILLS POINT
Distance30.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fate9,234$104,835
Heath7,992$156,227
Lavon2,663$78,839
Rowlett59,203$94,771
Royse City10,532$82,104

Rockwall Public Libraries

Rockwall County Library
1215 E YELLOW JACKET LN
Rockwall, Texas
(972) 204-7700

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Rockwall Hospitals

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall
(Proprietary)
3150 Horizon Road

Rockwall Public Schools

Amanda Rochell El
899 Rochell Ct
ZIP: 75032
(972) 771-2112
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Dorothy Smith Pullen El
6492 Fm 3097
ZIP: 75032
(972) 772-1177
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Dorris A Jones El
2051 Trail Glen
ZIP: 75032
(972) 772-1070
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Maurine Cain Middle
6620 Fm 3097
ZIP: 75032
(972) 772-1170
Middle
Total Enrollment 941
Ouida Springer
3025 Limestone Hill Ln
ZIP: 75032
(972) 772-7160
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
Sharon Shannon El
3130 Fontanna Blvd
ZIP: 75032
(469) 698-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Celia Hays El
1880 Tannerson Dr
ZIP: 75087
(469) 698-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
Grace Hartman El
1325 Petaluma Dr
ZIP: 75087
(972) 772-2080
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Herman E Utley Middle
1201 Tl Townsend Dr
ZIP: 75087
(972) 771-5281
Middle
Total Enrollment 672
Howard Dobbs El
101 S Clark St
ZIP: 75087
(972) 771-5232
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
J W Williams Middle
625 E Fm 552
ZIP: 75087
(972) 771-8313
Middle
Total Enrollment 814
Nebbie Williams El
350 Dalton Rd
ZIP: 75087
(972) 772-0502
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Rockwall H S
901 Yellowjacket Ln
ZIP: 75087
(972) 771-7339
High
Total Enrollment 2323
Rockwall Quest Academy
1050 Williams
ZIP: 75087
(972) 772-2077
High
Total Enrollment 45
Virginia Reinhardt El
615 Highland Dr
ZIP: 75087
(972) 771-5247
Primary
Total Enrollment 581

Rockwall Private Schools

Galaxy Ranch Private School
1835 T L Townsend Dr
ZIP: 75032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Providence Academy
5575 S Highway 205
ZIP: 75032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Heritage Christian Academy
1408 S Goliad St
ZIP: 75087
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 271
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