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Rockwall County

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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

93,978
20.0
148.7
127.0
430–624
38.58
33.0
96.0
46,827
3.4
$288,019,100
$53,285
$10,279,151,622
$1,803,805,908

map of Rockwall County
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Physical Features: Rolling prairie, mostly Blackland soil; Lake Ray Hubbard. Texas’ smallest county.

Economy: Industrial employment in local plants and in Dallas; in Dallas metropolitan area; residential development around Lake Ray Hubbard.

History: Caddo area. Cherokees arrived in 1820s. Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1840s. County created 1873 from Kaufman, organized the same year; named for wall-like rock formation.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 72.1; Black, 6.3; Hispanic, 17.1; Asian, 2.9; Other, 0.9; Two or more races, 1.9.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 985; deaths, 545; marriages, 1,389; divorces, 321.

Recreation: Lake activities; proximity to Dallas; unusual rock outcrop.

Minerals: Not significant.

Agriculture: Small grains, cattle, horticulture, horses. Market value $4.1 million.

ROCKWALL (44,150) county seat; commuters, varied manufacturing, government/services; hospital; harbor retail and enterainment district; Founders Day in April.

Other towns include: Fate (9,894); Heath (8,004); McLendon-Chisholm (2,000) chili cookoff in October; Mobile City (200); Royse City (12,133) government/services, varied manufacturing, agribusiness, museum, library, Funfest in October.

Part [7,011] of Rowlett, hospital, and a small part [1,055] of Wylie.

the rodeo in Wylie

The rodeo in Wylie. File photo.

 

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