30 Main Street in Downtown Rowlett consists mostly of locally owned shops. Photo By Melisa Oporto

Rowlett

Wikipedia says:

Rowlett derives its name from Rowlett Creek, which flows into Lake Ray Hubbard and is a major tributary of the east fork of the Trinity River. The creek in turn was named for a waterway running through the property of Daniel Rowlett who moved from Kentucky to Bonham, Texas, in 1835. Daniel, who was a member of the Smoot-Rowlett political family, had no direct dealings with the town that now bears his name.

Demographics

  • Median Age: 37.2
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 30.40%
  • Population Density: 2,918 people per square mile

Schools

  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 80%
  • Average SAT Score: 1433
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 57.00%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $3,853

Crime

  • Violent Crime Rate: 1.25 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 17.61 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $172,822
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 20.90%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 88.20%

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