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.


Total Population 58,296
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 30,588
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 58.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.7%
Median Earnings25+ $45,661
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,427
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,649


Median Family Income $91,356
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 12.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,342
Median House Value $162,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.8%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 8.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rowlett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles E of Garland, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles NE of Dallas, Texas
County Dallas
Standard Zip Codes 75088, 75089
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75030
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.902
Longitude -96.563

Rowlett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station KAUFMAN 3 SE
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 78 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Garland 234,213 $55,417
Heath 7,793 $154,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rowlett Public Libraries

Rowlett Public Library
3900 MAIN ST
Rowlett, Texas
(972) 412-6161
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Rowlett Hospitals

(972) 412-2273
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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