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Encyclopedia > Rockwall, Texas
City of Rockwall, Texas
Location of Rockwall in Rockwall County, Texas
Location of Rockwall in Rockwall County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°55′12″N 96°27′35″W / 32.92, -96.45972
Country United States
State Texas
County Rockwall
Government
 - Mayor Bill Cecil
Area
 - Total 22.6 sq mi (58.7 km²)
 - Land 22.3 sq mi (57.7 km²)
 - Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km²)  1.63%
Elevation 591 ft (180 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 25,976
 - Density 806.9/sq mi (311.5/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 75032, 75087
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-62828[1]
GNIS feature ID 1345424[2]
Website: http://www.rockwall.com/

Rockwall is a city in Rockwall County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The population was 17,976 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Rockwall County[3]. The name is derived from a geological formation. Rockwall County, a county located in the state of Texas, is Texas smallest county in area. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Index: Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Anderson County formed in 1846 from part of Houston County. ... Rockwall County, a county located in the state of Texas, is Texas smallest county in area. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Central Standard Time redirects here. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Central Standard Time redirects here. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... North American area codes 214, 469 and 972 are state of Texas telephone area codes for numbers in the Dallas area. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Rockwall County, a county located in the state of Texas, is Texas smallest county in area. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, encompasses 12 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Rockwall County, a county located in the state of Texas, is Texas smallest county in area. ...

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History

The area of Rockwall was originally occupied by Caddo Indians. Creek Indians moved to the area in early 1800s. The origin of Rockwall also is related to the selection of its name. In 1851, as the first Anglo-American settlers moved to the area, they started to dig wells. During the digging, they found large underground rock walls that seemed to be manmade though scientist believe they are natural formations. The town was established April 17, 1854 and named after these rockwalls. While originally part of Kaufman County, in 1873, Rockwall County was formed with Rockwall being the county seat. |- Link title |}]]]]</nowiki> and Caddo, Oklahoma. ... The Creek are an American Indian people originally from the southeastern United States, also known by their original name Muscogee (or Muskogee), the name they use to identify themselves today. ... English Americans (occasionally known as Anglo-Americans) are citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England. ...


Geography

Rockwall is located at 32°55′12″N, 96°27′35″W (32.920014, -96.459715)[4].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.6 square miles (58.7 km²), of which, 22.3 square miles (57.7 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (1.63%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Rockwall is on the east shore of Lake Ray Hubbard. It is on State Highways 205 & 740, north of Interstate 30. Lake Ray Hubbard is a freshwater lake located in Dallas and Rockwall County, Texas. ... Interstate 30 (abbreviated I-30) is an interstate highway in the southern United States. ...


Demographics

Rockwall has the distinction of being the smallest county in Texas but one of the top five fastest growing counties in the United States. As of the 2006 census by the North Texas Central Council of Governments, the city had a population of 29,500.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 17,976 people, 6,605 households, and 5,158 families residing in the city. The population density was 806.9 people per square mile (311.5/km²). There were 7,089 housing units at an average density of 318.2/sq mi (122.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.35% White, 3.00% African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.57% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.44% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,605 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.06. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $65,411, and the median income for a family was $75,121. Males had a median income of $55,370 versus $35,139 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,843. About 3.2% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Public Schools

The city is served by the Rockwall Independent School District. Rockwall Independent School District is a public school district based in Rockwall, Texas (USA). ...


Higher Education

The city is home to the Higher Education Center at Rockwall, which is part of the Collin County Community College District. The campus is the District's first campus outside of Collin County itself. Texas A&M University-Commerce holds classes at the Center. The Collin County Community College District is a network of community college campuses located in Collin County, Texas, which is north of Dallas. ... Collin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... Texas A&M University-Commerce Texas A&M University-Commerce began as East Texas Normal College in 1889 when founder William Leonidas Mayo opened the doors to a one-building campus in Cooper, TX. His creed, which continues today, was ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to...


Transportation

Ralph M. Hall Rockwall Airport serves general aviation flights.


Sports

The city is home to the Dallas Diesel, a football team in the North American Football League. The Diesel enter the 2007 season in July as the defending league champions. Zac Leatherwood is the well-known quarterback in their county that led them to their victory. The Dallas Diesels are a football team, founded in 1997, which plays in the North American Football League. ... The North American Football League (NAFL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of 360 Sports Management. ...


Notable Residents

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References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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  • Rockwall, Texas is at coordinates 32°55′12″N 96°27′35″W / 32.920014, -96.459715 (Rockwall, Texas)Coordinates: 32°55′12″N 96°27′35″W / 32.920014, -96.459715 (Rockwall, Texas)

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Handbook of Texas Online: (2453 words)
Rockwall County is on the Blackland Prairies of north central Texas at 32°55' north latitude and 96°25' west longitude, twenty-five miles northeast of Dallas.
Rockwall County is the smallest county in Texas.
The city of Rockwall, with 2,166 residents in 1960, had a seed-cleaning plant and feed mill and was a commercial center for the thickly settled farming region.
Rockwall, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (477 words)
Rockwall is a city in Rockwall County, Texas (USA).
It is the county seat of Rockwall County
As of the 2006 census by the North Texas Central Council of Governments, the city had a population of 29,500.
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