Rockdale, Texas Population 2021

5,361
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Rockdale is a city located in Milam County Texas. With a 2020 population of 5,361, it is the 347th largest city in Texas and the 4576th largest city in the United States . Rockdale is currently declining at a rate of -1.31% annually and its population has decreased by -4.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,595 in 2010. Rockdale reached it's highest population of 5,611 in 1980. Spanning over 4 miles, Rockdale has a population density of 1,338 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rockdale is $52,884 with a poverty rate of 20.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $802 per month, and the median house value is $94,300. The median age in Rockdale is 34.6 years, 34.5 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Rockdale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rockdale was:

  • White: 84.98%
  • Black or African American: 13.49%
  • Asian: 0.63%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Two or more races: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rockdale, Texas is 5,361 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,574.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,595.

Rockdale, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,70084.98%
Black or African American74613.49%
Asian350.63%
Some Other Race200.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.34%
Two or More Races110.20%
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Rockdale Population by Race

Rockdale Population Pyramid $2021

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Rockdale Median Age

34.6


Total

34.5


Male

36.3


Female

Rockdale Adults

There are 4,013 adults, (893 of whom are seniors) in Rockdale.

Rockdale Age Dependency

77.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockdale Sex Ratio

Female

2,776

50.19%

Male

2,755

49.81%

Rockdale Population by Age

Rockdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rockdale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.4%39.6%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
All52.3%47.7%
Female32.5%67.5%
Male15.5%84.5%

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rockdale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9542.7652.3
Married9123.6660.4
Non Family7301.352.6
Female2283.6732.5
Male843.3215.5

3.57

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

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Rockdale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3018.66%
9th to 12th Grade47213.59%
High School Graduate1,35238.92%
Some College78622.63%
Associates Degree3449.90%
Bachelors Degree812.33%
Graduate Degree1383.97%
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Rockdale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rockdale Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,2711,888169
Hispanic85451920
Black33331330
Asian35
Other Race20
Native American1919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 9.01%.

Rockdale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,029$39,844$26,779
Less Than 9th Grade$30,046$$29,625
High School Graduate$26,535$36,042$24,071
Some College$45,625$76,310$33,529
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$33,370$$

$31,029

Average Earnings

$39,844

Average Male

$26,779

Average Female

Rockdale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rockdale Language by Age

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Rockdale Language

79.83% of Rockdale residents speak only English, while 20.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.36% of the population.

Rockdale Language

Rockdale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,05664531.37%
White2,68638714.41%
Black7288211.26%

20.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.15%

Male Poverty Rate

22.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockdale is Hispanic, with 31.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockdale is Black, with 11.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.62%.

Rockdale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.06%
High School6.72%
Some College2.53%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Rockdale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed27.86%
Female Employed11.74%
Male Employed6.49%

Rockdale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rockdale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,598$52,884
Families$55,754$60,146
Married Families$56,592-
Non Families$28,351$36,125
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Income by Household Type

Rockdale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockdale Married by Age and Sex

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Rockdale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Rockdale Marital Status by Race

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Rockdale Marital Status

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255

Number of Veterans

255

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam148
Korea38
First Gulf War31
Second Gulf War20
World War II

Rockdale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7491
75+71
55 to 6459
35 to 5434
18 to 34

Rockdale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2106.04%
Black265.59%
Native American19100.00%

Rockdale Veterans by Race

Rockdale Veterans by Education

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5.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockdale Veterans by Education

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56.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Rockdale Employment by Age

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Rockdale Employment by Race

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Rockdale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.05%

Born in Rockdale

93.38%

Native Born

6.62%

Foreign Born

3.07%

Non Citizen

3.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.38% of Rockdale residents were born in the United States, with 72.05% having been born in Texas. 3.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rockdale Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,361-71-1.31%
20205,432-71-1.29%
20195,503-71-1.27%
20185,57480.14%
20175,566460.83%
20165,520551.01%
20155,465240.44%
20145,4411282.41%
20135,313-25-0.47%
20125,338-124-2.27%
20115,462-44-0.80%
20105,506670.12%
20005,4392040.38%
19905,235-376-0.69%
19805,6119561.89%
19704,6551740.38%
19604,4811,9660.97%
19002,5150.00%

Rockdale Population by Year