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Rockwall, Texas

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The location of Rockwall

Welcome to Rockwall ...

The city of Rockwall is located in Rockwall County and is the County Seat for Rockwall County.

The location of Rockwall has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Rockwall has a population of 45,112 people<2> (see below for details).

Rockwall is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area Codes for Rockwall: (214), (469)<4> and (972)

The ZIP codes for Rockwall: 75032, 75087<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rockwall had a population of 37,490 people (which is 47.86% of the total population of Rockwall County). This makes Rockwall the county's most populous community.

The population of Rockwall represents 0.15% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 37,490 people, the population of Rockwall increased 108.56% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,976 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Rockwall had an population of 45,112 people. This is an increase of 20.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 150.96% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for Rockwall ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rockwall. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rockwall. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockwall. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Rockwall:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockwall ...

Looking for more information about Rockwall? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rockwall, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rockwall.

Communities near Rockwall ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Plano   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Rockwall

Located in Collin County

Garland   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Rockwall

Located in Dallas County

Mesquite   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Rockwall

Located in Dallas County

Richardson   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Rockwall

Located in Dallas County

Allen   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Rockwall

Located in Collin County

Rowlett   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Rockwall

Located in Dallas County

Wylie   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Rockwall

Located in Collin County

Sachse   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Rockwall

Located in Dallas County

Balch Springs   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Rockwall

Located in Dallas County

Forney   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Rockwall

Located in Kaufman County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Rockwall.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Rockwall County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rockwall:

The official website for Rockwall County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rockwall.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockwall - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Rockwall, area code (469, 972) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rockwall). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rockwall or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rockwall) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rockwall. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rockwall

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockwall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9188, Longitude: -96.4449     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockwall have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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