Rockwall County, Texas

Rockwall County: County in Texas, United States

About

Rockwall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 78,337 and a population density of 203 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 109,888 inhabitants. Its county seat is Rockwall. The county was created 151 years ago in 1873.

Rockwall County is located northeast of Dallas, within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. As of the 2020 census, the population was 106,772 making it the 17th most populous county in Texas. The county seat is Rockwall.

History

Early history

Rockwall County was formed in 1873 from portions of Kaufman County. It was named for a subterranean rock wall that ran through the county.

Recent growth

The county has experienced rapid population growth since the 1970s as suburban expansion spread from Dallas.

Economy

Technology

With a highly educated workforce, technology and telecommunications companies have located in Rockwall County.

Healthcare

Major healthcare providers like Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital are top employers.

Distribution

With its central metroplex location, Rockwall County houses many shipping and logistics facilities.

Attractions

Popular attractions include:

  • The Harbor - upscale outdoor shopping and dining district
  • Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club - Top 100 golf course in Texas
  • Harry Myers Park and Zoo - petting zoo and recreational facilities
Rockwall County locator map
Location of Rockwall County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Rockwall County

Population : 109,888 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Area : 385 km2
Water as percent of area : 15%
Land as percent of area : 85%
Named for : Rockwall
Altitude : 548 feet / 167 meters
Capital : Rockwall
Establishment : March 03, 1873
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 10:58:54 (14th June 2024)
Density : 285 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 28.71% (2010-2020)
Rockwall county tx courthouse 2014 image
Rockwall county tx courthouse 2014
Rockwall county tx courthouse 2014 image

Geography

Rockwall County is located at 32°53'52"N 96°24'28"W (32.8977300, -96.4077700). It has 4 neighbors: Collin County, Dallas County, Hunt County and Kaufman County.

Rockwall County map

The largest city of Rockwall County is Rockwall with a population of 47,415. Other cities include, Fate population 17,434, Royse City population 14,702, Heath population 9,718 and McLendon-Chisholm population 3,815. See all Rockwall County cities & populated places.

Rockwall County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Rockwall County.

City Name Population Title
Rockwall 47,415 A city in Rockwall County, Texas.
Fate 17,434 City in Rockwall County, Texas, United States
Royse City 14,702 City in Rockwall County, Texas, United States
Heath 9,718 City in Texas, USA
McLendon-Chisholm 3,815 City in Rockwall County, Texas, United States
Mobile City 210 City in Rockwall County, Texas, United States

Rockwall County has 4 neighbours.

  • Rockwall

Demographics

The population of Rockwall County increased by 28.71% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 78,337 - census
2011 81,045 3.34% estimation process
2012 82,710 2.01% estimation process
2013 84,670 2.31% estimation process
2014 87,064 2.75% estimation process
2015 90,170 3.44% estimation process
2016 93,421 3.48% estimation process
2017 96,824 3.51% estimation process
2018 100,546 3.7% estimation process
2019 104,915 4.16% estimation process
2020 109,888 4.53% estimation process

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People born in Rockwall County (1)

American lawyer Henry Wade was born in Rockwall County

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