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The 2000 Census showed that Rockwall County had a population of 43,080 people. This represented 0.21% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 65th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Rockwall had a population of 81,391 people. This is an increase of 88.93% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201078,337+81.84%-3.75% since 2009
200981,391+88.93%+4.65% since 2008
200877,775+80.54%+5.18% since 2007
200773,947+71.65%+7.71% since 2006
200668,653+59.36%+10.19% since 2005
200562,302+44.62%+7.47% since 2004
200457,969+34.56%+6.42% since 2003
200354,472+26.44%+7.19% since 2002
200250,819+17.96%+7.86% since 2001
200147,114+9.36%+9.36% since 2000
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200043,080The Last Census

Rockwall County had 15,351 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Rockwall County has a total area<3> of 148.7 square miles [385.1 km²]. Of this total, 128.8 square miles [333.6 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (13.39%) being water (19.91 square miles [51.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Rockwall County had a population density of 334.5 people per square mile [129.2 people/km²], making it the state's 15th most densely populated county (out of 254 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Rockwall County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Rockwall and the state of Texas.

Click here for the Rockwall County QuickFact (QF-48397).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Rockwall County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
RockwallQF-486282836,79117,976104.67%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Rockwall County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
CollinQF-48085   NW791,631491,67561.01%
DallasQF-48113   W2,451,7302,218,89910.49%
HuntQF-48231   NE82,83176,5968.14%
KaufmanQF-48257   S103,03871,31344.49%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Rockwall. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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