Rockdale, Texas Population 2022

5,269
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Rockdale is a city located in Milam County Texas. Rockdale has a 2020 population of 5,269. Rockdale is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -1.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,323 in 2010.

The average household income in Rockdale is $52,884 with a poverty rate of 22.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $719 per month, and the median house value is $97,600. 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 Rockdalewas:

  • White: 80.73%
  • Black or African American: 14.86%
  • Other race: 2.34%
  • Asian: 0.82%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Two or more races: 0.22%
The current population of Rockdale, Texas is 5,269 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,323.

Rockdale, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,44480.73%
Black or African American81814.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.25%
Asian450.82%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.78%
Some Other Race1292.34%
Two or More Races120.22%
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Rockdale Population by Race

Rockdale Population Pyramid 2022

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Rockdale Median Age

38


Total

45.6


Male

33.2


Female

Rockdale Adults

There are 4,142 adults, (954 of whom are seniors) in Rockdale.

Rockdale Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockdale Sex Ratio

Female

2,949

53.57%

Male

2,556

46.43%

Rockdale Population by Age

Rockdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rockdale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
All58.3%41.7%
Non Family43.5%56.5%
Female41.3%58.7%
Male17.8%82.2%

58.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rockdale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0262.6658.3
Married8753.4680.5
Male734.1617.8
Female2064.3741.3
Non Family8721.3243.5

3.63

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Rockdale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2647.56%
9th to 12th Grade52314.98%
High School Graduate1,40840.33%
Some College68319.56%
Associates Degree2858.16%
Bachelors Degree1835.24%
Graduate Degree1454.15%
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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
Other Race129102102
Hispanic841513128
White2,3031,910190
Black32230110
Native American1414
Islander3737
Asian45

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 other race people with a rate of 79.07%.

Rockdale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,336$31,572$25,215
Less Than 9th Grade$28,214$$28,036
High School Graduate$25,526$26,644$22,865
Some College$40,345$$
Bachelors Degree$31,556$31,556$
Graduate Degree$26,607$$

$28,336

Average Earnings

$31,572

Average Male

$25,215

Average Female

Rockdale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rockdale Language by Age

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Rockdale Language

79.86% of Rockdale residents speak only English, while 20.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.00% of the population.

Rockdale Language

Rockdale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,77659433.45%
Black80015118.88%
White2,88048816.94%
OtherNaN%

22.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.42%

Male Poverty Rate

24.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockdale is Hispanic, with 33.45% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.96%.

Rockdale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.11%
High School5.54%
Some College4.39%
Bachelors or Greater9.15%

Rockdale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.98%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed13.27%
Female Unemployed50.31%

Rockdale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rockdale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,650$75,831
Families$52,500$106,120
Married Families$75,847-
Non Families$30,588$33,238
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Income by Household Type

Rockdale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

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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299

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War43
First Gulf War13
Vietnam189
Korea31
World War II

Rockdale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5456
55 to 6479
65 to 74100
75+64

Rockdale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2747.86%
Black112.59%
Native American14100.00%

Rockdale Veterans by Race

Rockdale Veterans by Education

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5.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockdale Veterans by Education

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

7.9%

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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73.84%

Born in Rockdale

91.21%

Native Born

8.79%

Foreign Born

2.63%

Non Citizen

6.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.21% of Rockdale residents were born in the United States, with 73.84% having been born in Texas. 2.63% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19002,5150.00%
19604,4811,9660.97%
19704,6551740.38%
19805,6119561.89%
19905,235-376-0.69%
20005,4392040.38%
20105,5951560.28%
20115,568-27-0.48%
20125,541-27-0.48%
20135,514-27-0.49%
20145,487-27-0.49%
20155,460-27-0.49%
20165,433-27-0.49%
20175,406-27-0.50%
20185,379-27-0.50%
20195,352-27-0.50%
20205,323-29-0.54%
20215,296-27-0.51%
20225,269-27-0.51%

Rockdale Population by Year