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Overview

Introduction to Rowlett, Texas

Rowlett, Texas, in Dallas county, is 4 miles E of Garland, Texas (center to center) and 15 miles NE of Dallas, Texas. The city is included in the Dallas metropolitan area.

Rowlett History

This area had its first post office in April, 1880. It was named Morris after Postmaster Austin Morris. Later, the town was renamed Rowlett after Rowlett Creek that flows into Lake Ray Hubbard. In 1886, the Dallas and Greenville Railway passed through the area. Rowlett was officially incorporated as a town in 1952 with a population of 250.

Rowlett and nearby Attractions

  • Rowlett Creek Preserve
  • Eastern Hills Country Club
  • Waterview Golf Club
  • Elgin B. Robertson Park
  • Rowlett Wet Zone
  • Lake Tawakoni State Park

Things To Do In Rowlett

The Rowlett Creek Preserve offers excellent opportunities for bikers with its mountain bike trail, which is broken in eleven loops and is flat for most of its extent. Overall, it offers a fun ride. The Cedar Hill State Park, which lies at some distance, is a delight for lovers of outdoor recreation. It occupies an area of 1,826 acres and has picnic areas, camping trails, and boating facilities.

Rowlett Transportation

Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.

Rowlett Higher Education

University of Dallas, Eastfield College, Richland College, and University of Texas are in the neighborhood.

Demographics

People

Total Population59,203
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+30,647
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married58.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.8%
Median Earnings25+$46,707
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,932
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,474

Wealth

Median Family Income$94,771
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone13.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,411
Median House Value$168,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.1%
German12%
Irish8.5%
English6.6%
African2.7%
Scottish2.6%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque2.3%
Swedish1.8%
Polish1.7%
Dutch1%
Belgian0.8%
Czech0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Nigerian0.6%
Ethiopian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Greek0.5%
Romanian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Kenyan0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Rowlett Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County
Standard Zip Codes75088, 75089
P.O. Box Zip Codes75030
Phone Area Codes214, 972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.9
Approximate Longitude-96.55

Rowlett 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
Distance10.2 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-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 54 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationKAUFMAN 3 SE
Distance29 miles
Jan Temp32 to 54 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp54 to 78 F
Annual Precip38.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Garland234,810$57,154
Heath7,992$156,227
Murphy20,015$124,923
Rockwall41,672$103,924
Sachse23,329$96,867
Sunnyvale5,871$126,707

Rowlett Public Libraries

Rowlett Public Library
5702 ROWLETT RD
Rowlett, Texas
(972) 412-6161

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Rowlett Hospitals

Lake Pointe Medical Center
(Proprietary)
6800 Scenic Drive

Rowlett Public Schools

Back El
7300 Bluebonnet Dr
ZIP: 75088
(972) 475-1884
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Coyle Middle
4500 Skyline Dr
ZIP: 75088
(972) 475-3711
Middle
Total Enrollment 1225
Doris Cullins-lake Pointe El
5701 Scenic Dr
ZIP: 75088
(972) 412-3070
Primary
Total Enrollment 764
Education Center International Academy 2
8200 Schrade Rd
ZIP: 75088
(972) 412-8080
Primary
Total Enrollment 171
Herfurth El
7500 Miller Rd
ZIP: 75088
(972) 475-7994
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Katherine Stephens El
3700 Cheyenne Dr
ZIP: 75088
(972) 463-5790
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Nita Pearson El
5201 Nita Pearson Dr
ZIP: 75088
(972) 463-7568
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Rowlett El
3315 Carla Dr
ZIP: 75088
(972) 475-3380
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Rowlett H S
4700 Kirby Rd
ZIP: 75088
(972) 463-1712
High
Total Enrollment 2732
Keeley El
8700 Liberty Grove Rd
ZIP: 75089
(972) 412-2140
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
Liberty Grove El
10201 Liberty Grove
ZIP: 75089
(972) 487-4416
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Norma Dorsey El
6200 Dexham Rd
ZIP: 75089
(972) 463-5595
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
Steadham El
6200 Danridge Rd
ZIP: 75089
(972) 463-5887
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Vernon Schrade Middle
6201 Danridge Rd
ZIP: 75089
(972) 463-8790
Middle
Total Enrollment 1247

Rowlett Private Schools

Rockwall Christian Academy
6005 Dalrock Rd
ZIP: 75088
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 190
Primrose School Of Rowlett
8401 Liberty Grove Rd
ZIP: 75089
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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