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Encyclopedia > Round Rock, Texas
The Round Rock, from which the city takes its name, marked a low water wagon crossing in Brushy Creek. One hundred year old wagon ruts are still visible in the creek bottom.
The Round Rock, from which the city takes its name, marked a low water wagon crossing in Brushy Creek. One hundred year old wagon ruts are still visible in the creek bottom.

Round Rock is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Williamson County of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 61,136 (though the 2005 census estimate placed the population at 86,316[1]). Round rock or Round Rock can refer to: Round Rock, Arizona, a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona in the United States. ... the Round Rock of Round Rock, Texas, USA, 30°30. ... the Round Rock of Round Rock, Texas, USA, 30°30. ... 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      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Williamson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Map of Texas highlighting the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... 1880 US Census of Hoboken, New Jersey The United States Census is mandated by the United States Constitution[1]. The population is enumerated every 10 years and the results are used to allocate Congressional seats (congressional apportionment), electoral votes, and government program funding. ...

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History

In 1851 a small community was formed on the banks of Brushy Creek, near a large round rock located in the middle of the creek. This round rock marked a convenient low-water crossing for wagons, horses and cattle. The first postmaster called the community Brushy Creek, but in 1854 the small settlement was renamed Round Rock in honor of this now famous rock. The "round rock" is located near Chisholm Trail Street in the middle of Brushy Creek. After the Civil War, Jesse Chisholm began to move cattle from South Texas through Round Rock, on the way to Abilene, Kansas. The route he established, which crossed Brushy Creek at the round rock became known as the Chisholm Trail. Most of the old buildings, including the old Saint Charles Hotel are still there today. This historic area is now called "Old Town". Brushy Creek is a census-designated place located in Williamson County, Texas. ... Jesse Chisholm Jesse Chisholm (1805-1868), a mixed blood Cherokee trader, became famous for the trail he scouted to supply his various trading posts among the Plains Indians in what is now western Oklahoma. ... Abilene is a city in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States, 163 miles (262 km) west of Kansas City. ... The Chisholm Trail was a route used in the late 19th century in the Western United States for cattle drives, the movement of cattle overland. ...


Downtown Round Rock is the site of the gunfight and subsequent capture (then death) of the nineteenth-century American train robber, Sam Bass, by the Texas Ranger Division on July 19, 1878. The event is known locally as the "Sam Bass Shootout". Bass is buried in Round Rock Cemetery, located northwest of "Old Town" on Sam Bass Road. Sam Bass Sam Bass (21 July 1851–21 July 1878) was a nineteenth-century American train robber and western icon. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Infamous confidence man, Soapy Smith lived in Round Rock and claimed to have witnessed the Sam Bass shootout. It was in this city that Soapy started his criminal career. Jefferson Randolph (Soapy) Smith II (1860-July 8, 1898) was an American con artist and gangster who had a major hand in the organized criminal operations of Denver, Colorado, Creede, Colorado, and Skagway, Alaska from 1879 to 1898. ...


Sports

Round Rock is home to the Class AAA Pacific Coast League minor league baseball team Round Rock Express, which is owned by (and named for) Nolan Ryan. The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... Class-Level Triple-A (2005-Present) Double-A (2000-2004) Minor League affiliations Pacific Coast League (2005-Present) American Conference - South Division Texas League (2000-2004) Major League affiliation Houston Astros (2000-Present) Current uniform Name Round Rock Express (2000-Present) Ballpark Dell Diamond All Sports Stadium Minor League titles... Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ...


Round Rock opened a free public skate park in July 2007.[1]


Round Rock calls itself the Sports Capital of Texas.


Geography

Location of Round Rock, Texas
Location of Round Rock, Texas

Round Rock is located at 30°30′54″N, 97°40′21″W (30.514865, -97.672561)GR1, 17 miles (27 km) north of Austin, and 10 miles (16 km) south of Georgetown. Elevation 709ft Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (800x673, 373 KB) Summary Adapted from Texas_counties_blank_map. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (800x673, 373 KB) Summary Adapted from Texas_counties_blank_map. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas, the county seat of Travis County, and home to the University of Texas at Austin. ... Georgetown is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 68.0 km² (26.3 mi²). 67.7 km² (26.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.50%) 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 metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 61,136 people, 21,076 households, and 15,933 families residing in the city. The population density was 903.0/km² (2,339.1/mi²). There were 21,766 housing units at an average density of 321.5/km² (832.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.76% White, 7.72% African American, 0.50% Native American, 2.89% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 9.47% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.10% 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 21,076 households out of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.29. The median price for a house in Round Rock in 2006 was $150,322. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 38.8% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $60,354, and the median income for a family was $65,471. Males had a median income of $41,971 versus $30,807 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,911. About 2.8% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 6.7% 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. ...


Business

The corporate headquarters for Dell, Inc. is located in Round Rock. This article is about the corporation Dell, Inc. ...


References

  1. ^ Round Rock Skate Park, accessed August 11, 2007.

is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...

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Round Rock is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area and Williamson County.
Round Rock is home to the Class AAA Pacific Coast League minor league baseball team Round Rock Express, which is owned by (and named for) Nolan Ryan.
Round Rock calls itself the Sports Capital of Texas.
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Round Rock is a city located in Williamson County, Texas.
Round Rock is headquarters to Dell Computer, located near the Round Rock Hotel (http://www.roundrockhotel.com).
Round Rock is home to the Class AA Texas League minor league baseball team Round Rock Express.
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