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Income/capita 39%
Household income 37%
Unemployment 30%
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IndexRockdaleTexasNational
Income per capita$18,074$27,828$29,829
Median household income$34,886$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$46,417$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,358$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$34,618$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$16,784$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate6.1%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level15.6%16.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rockdale is 39% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Rockdale is 37% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rockdale is 30% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rockdale is 3% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $23,255$34,886$69,772
      City
      $36,481$54,727$109,454
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Rockdale median earnings by income bracket

      Rockdale employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.9%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector6.9%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services8.2%0.9%
      Wholesale & retail services11.4%21.1%
      Public administration4.3%1.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities17.9%4.4%
      Education, health & social services9.6%37.8%
      Other25.7%29.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Thorndale, TX1,194$45,62517.5%
      Cameron, TX5,457$30,11045.6%
      Milano, TX373$28,12549.2%
      Rockdale, TX5,492$34,88636.9%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cape May Court House, NJ5,492$60,1818.8%
      Foxborough, MA5,491$65,55718.5%
      Boothwyn, PA5,493$53,2893.7%
      Edgerton, WI5,494$52,0545.9%
      Old Fig Garden, CA5,495$65,69418.7%
      Rockdale, TX5,492$34,88636.9%
      Source: The Rockdale, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).