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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Rockdale is a town in Texas with a population of 5,554. Rockdale is in Milam County. Living in Rockdale offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Rockdale and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Rockdale are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$735
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    106
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    494.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,907.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    176.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Rockdale

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,494
National
$55,322

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Rockdale Reviews

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Rockdale is centrally located to just about everything in Texas! It is a fabulous, safe town and great to raise your children. Given its location, you can enjoy the awesome small-town life and still be in close proximity of any big city need you may have. The history and sense of community that is in Rockdale is phenomenal.
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Compared to other places in Texas. I find most small towns in the Milam county area to be very safe, friendly, and welcoming. They still have that "small town" feel, and aren't inundated with transplants (e.g. Austin, Dallas, Houston). It would be nice to see more development in this area, but again, the lack of development from outside big corporations is what preserves this place.
I would like to see the businesses renovate and become more inviting to passers by. In my opinion, the schools should provide classes that teach other foreign languages besides Spanish. The roads could use some improvements as well as the management of tax payers money. Thinking outside the box and coming to the realization that we are all people and equal would do this small town some justice.