Rockwall is located 22 miles east of downtown Dallas on the eastern shores of the 22,745-acre Lake Ray Hubbard and is the county seat of Rockwall County. And although it is the smallest county in Texas, with 144 square miles, it has the second highest per-capita income level of all Texas counties.
Rockwall has a population of 17,050 (6,699 households) within its 14.9 square miles. Average elevation of Rockwall is 596 feet above sea level. Average age of a Rockwall resident is 35.
The average appraised value for a home in Rockwall is $126,100; average apartment rent is $640. Rockwall maintains one of the lowest tax rates in Texas.
Rockwall Municipal Airport helps to attract small businesses to the various business/industrial parks in Rockwall.
Rockwall ISD encompasses 102 square miles and has an enrollment of more than 5,100. Higher education is available through the College Center at Rockwall, an arm of the Collin County Community College District.
For those interested in sports, Rockwall offers three golf courses (Lakeside Village, Buffalo Creek, The Shores), tennis, swimming, and other team sports. For fishing, boating, and water sports, Rockwall has four marinas and two yacht clubs (Chandlers Landing and Rush Creek) and other area lakes are within close driving distance. Rockwall has 11 community parks.
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