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Time Zone: Rockwall County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Rockwall is the Seat for Rockwall County.

Rockwall County was founded in 1873 and was created by taking area from KaufmanCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Rockwall had a population of 81,391 people. This is an increase of 88.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 43,080 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Rockwall represented 0.21% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 65th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

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% 
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200043,080The Last Census

More information can be found on the Rockwall County Census Page for Rockwall County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Rockwall County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Rockwall County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Rockwall   36,79117,976104.7% increase  
Fate   6,5394971,215% increase  
McLendon-Chisholm   1,22391433.81% increase  
Mobile City   23719620.92% increase  

Websites for Rockwall County

Official Website:   www.rockwallcountytexas.com/

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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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