Rockwall County Real Estate Information

Texas's smallest county by land area, Rockwall County, Texas, is located in the north part of the state, in the suburban Dallas region. Its county seat is also Rockwall (city), and is included as part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area. Rockwall County makes up an area of nearly 150 square miles, with 20 square miles of water, and it is home to a growing population. In 2000, the county counted a population of just over 43,000; by July 2007, that figure had reached nearly 74,000.

The county was founded in 1873 because access to the then-county seat of Kaufman County, of which the area was then included, was considered inconvenient. The city and county get their name from a wall-like underground rock structure that was discovered and is located throughout the county. Other cities in the county include Fate, Health, Rowlett, Royse City and Wylie.

The county's population is 80 percent urban and 20 percent rural. Real estate includes mostly homes, with more than 12,000 homes and condos, but rental properties can be found as well, as 17 percent of residents are renters and there are more than 2,500 apartment units. The county has the second highest median annual household income in all of Texas, with an average of almost $78,000. The estimated median home value in 2007 was at just over $187,000.

The county is served by two public school units, the Rockwall Independent School District and the Royse City Independent School District. One of its most popular attractions is Lake Ray Hubbard, which serves as the county's western border. The average wage per job in the county in 2003 was just over $28,000, and the media monthly rent price for apartments in the county in 2007 was $865.