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Encyclopedia > Rockwall County, Texas

Rockwall County, a county located in the state of Texas, is Texas' smallest county in area. As of 2000, the population is 43,080. Its county seat is Rockwall6. This county is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry (R) Official languages None. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Rockwall is a city located in Rockwall County, Texas. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (also DFW Metroplex, or simply the Metroplex) encompasses the combined metropolitan area of the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. ...


The county and city are named for a rock formation originally in the area (if it still exists, it is not open to the public).

Contents

Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 385 km² (149 mi²). 334 km² (129 mi²) of it is land and 52 km² (20 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.39% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Adjacent counties

Collin County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Hunt County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Kaufman County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 43,080 people, 14,530 households, and 11,972 families residing in the county. The population density is 129/km² (334/mi²). There are 15,351 housing units at an average density of 46/km² (119/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 89.17% White, 3.24% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.45% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 11.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... 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. ...


There are 14,530 households out of which 44.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.00% are married couples living together, 8.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.60% are non-families. 14.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.92 and the average family size is 3.23. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 30.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $65,164, and the median income for a family is $71,448. Males have a median income of $49,636 versus $32,410 for females. The per capita income for the county is $28,573. 4.70% of the population and 3.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.60% of those under the age of 18 and 4.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

† Dallas is mainly a city of Dallas County but a small part extends into Rockwall County.
* Rowlett is mainly a city of Dallas County but a portion of it extends into Rockwall County. Downtown Dallas City nickname: Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Mayor Laura Miller Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 385. ... Fate is a city located in Rockwall County, Texas. ... Heath is a city located in Rockwall County, Texas. ... McLendon-Chisholm is a city located in Rockwall County, Texas. ... Mobile City is a city located in Rockwall County, Texas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 196. ... Rockwall is a city located in Rockwall County, Texas. ... Rowlett is a city located in Dallas County, Texas. ... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...


Roads and highways

Interstate 30 is an interstate highway in the southern United States. ... United States Highway 67 is a north-south United States highway. ...

External links


The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ...

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File links The following pages link to this file: Austin, Texas Houston, Texas Republic of Texas Texas London, Texas Brazoria County, Texas Orange County, Texas Harlingen, Texas Dallas, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Galveston, Texas San Antonio, Texas Clay County, Texas Montgomery County, Texas Neches River Zavala County, Texas Zapata County... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry (R) Official languages None. ...

Capital Austin

Regions
Arklatex | Big Bend | Central Texas | Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex | East Texas | Edwards Plateau | Houston Metropolitan Area | North Texas | Northeast Texas | Piney Woods | Rio Grande Valley | Texas Hill Country | Texas Panhandle | Llano Estacado | Southeast Texas | South Texas | West Texas
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Metropolitan areas
Abilene | Amarillo | AustinRound Rock | BeaumontPort Arthur | BrownsvilleHarlingen | College StationBryan | Corpus Christi | DallasPlanoIrving | El Paso | Fort WorthArlington | HoustonSugar LandBaytown | KilleenTemple | Laredo | LongviewMarshall | Lubbock | McAllenEdinburgMission | Midland | Odessa | San Angelo | San Antonio | ShermanDenison | Texarkana | Tyler | Victoria | Waco | Wichita Falls


This is a list of U.S. state capitals: See also List of current and former capital cities within the United States List of capitals of subnational entities Categories: U.S. states | U.S. state capitals | Lists of cities in the United States ... Skyline from Town Lake City nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 669. ... Download high resolution version (2069x2074, 837 KB)Map of Texas from the Perry Castañeda Library [1]. Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Ark-La-Tex, Arklatex, or ArkLaTex is a US socio-economic region where Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma intersect. ... This article is about the region in Texas. ... Central Texas, a part of which is Texas Hill Country, is a region in the U.S. state of Texas. ... The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex encompasses the metropolitan divisions of Dallas–Plano–Irving and Fort Worth–Arlington, within the U.S. state of Texas. ... East Texas is a distinct cultural and geographic area in the US state of Texas. ... The Edwards Plateau is a region of west-central Texas which is bounded by the Balcones Fault to the south and east, the Llano Uplift and the plains region to the north, and the Pecos River to the west. ... The Houston Metropolitan Area consists of eight counties in Texas. ... Downtown Dallas. ... Northeast Texas as defined by the North East Texas Tourism Council. ... The Piney Woods is an area of East, Southeast & Northeast, Texas (A line from Paris, Texas to Houston, Texas). ... The Rio Grande Valley is located in the southernmost tip of Texas, along the northern bank of the Rio Grande river, which separates Mexico from the United States. ... The Texas Hill Country, as seen from near Interstate 10. ... The Texas Panhandle is the region of the US state of Texas which includes the northernmost 26 counties in the state. ... Llano Estacado is a region in the southwestern United States that encompasses parts of northeastern New Mexico and northwestern Texas. ... Southeast Texas is a region in the southeast corner of the U.S. state of Texas. ... South Texas is a region of the U.S. state of Texas which lies roughly south of, or beginning at, San Antonio. ... West Texas is a region in Texas which has more in common geographically with the Southwestern United States than it does with East Texas and North Texas. ... State seal of Texas. ... This is a list of metropolitan areas in Texas by their populations as of 2000. ... Abilene is a city located in Texas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 115,930. ... Amarillo is a city located in Texas, USA and is part of the West Texas region. ... Skyline from Town Lake City nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 669. ... The Round Rock Round Rock is a city located in Williamson County, Texas. ... Beaumont is a city in Jefferson County, Texas. ... Port Arthur is a city located in Jefferson County, and is situated in East Texas. ... Brownsville is a city located in Cameron County, Texas, United States. ... Harlingen is a city located in Cameron County in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, United States. ... City nicknames: Aggieland, heart of the Research Valley Location in the State of Texas County Brazos County Mayor Ron Silvia Area  - Land  - Water 104. ... Location in the state of Texas County Brazos County, Texas Area  - Total  - Water 112. ... Corpus Christi is a coastal city located in Texas. ... Downtown Dallas City nickname: Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Mayor Laura Miller Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 385. ... City nickname: An All-American City Location within the state of Texas State Texas Mayor Pat Evans Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 185. ... Irving is a suburb of Dallas, Texas and is located in Dallas County. ... Downtown El Paso, Texas, looking south into Mexico from the US side. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River. ... Arlington is a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. ... Downtown Houston City nickname: Space City Location in the state of Texas Founded   â€” Incorporated 1836 1837 Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area   â€” Land   â€” Water 601. ... City nickname: Sweet Land of Sugar Incorporated 1959 State Texas County Fort Bend County Mayor David G. Wallace Area  â€” Total (2005)  â€” Water 75. ... Baytown is a city located in Texas, partly in Chambers County and partly in Harris County. ... Killeen is a city located in Bell County, Texas. ... Temple is a city located in Bell County, Texas. ... Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, on the north shore of the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo), across from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. ... Longview is a city located in Texas. ... The Old Harrison County Courthouse in Whetstone Square is the centerpiece of the Wonderland of Lights, one of the largest light festivals in the U.S., with 10 million bulbs. ... Lubbock is the ninth-largest city in the state of Texas, located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado. ... McAllen is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. ... Edinburg is a city located in Hidalgo County, Texas. ... Mission is a city located in Hidalgo County, Texas. ... Sand storm that passed over Midland, Texas, February 20, 1894 at 6:00 p. ... Odessa is a city located in Texas. ... San Angelo is a city located in Tom Green County, Texas, United States. ... Downtown San Antonio features the historic San Fernando Cathedral, the Tower Life Building and the Tower of the Americas. ... Sherman is a city located in Grayson County, Texas. ... Denison is a city located in Grayson County, Texas. ... Texarkana is a city located in Bowie County, Texas and is situated in East Texas. ... Tyler is the county seat of Smith County in East Texas; it is located roughly halfway between Dallas and Shreveport. ... Victoria is a city located in Victoria County, Texas. ... Waco is the county seat of McLennan County, Texas. ... Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
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 almost square county has three distinct topographic divisions: the valley of the East Fork of the Trinity River; a small area of gently undulating to steeply sloping terraces west of the valley; and rolling uplands east of the valley, which cover 80 percent of the county.
Rockwall County-Official Website (305 words)
The National Road of the Republic of Texas was surveyed and constructed in the mid-1840s through the area that would become Rockwall County.
It was transferred to the new village or Rockwall in 1855.
Kaufman County was formed in 1847, and the region now known as Rockwall County was placed in Kaufman County.
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