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Heath, Texas

Heath, Texas
City
Location of Heath in Rockwall County, Texas
Location of Heath in Rockwall County, Texas
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Texas
County Rockwall, Kaufman
Government
 • Mayor Lorne Liechty
Area
 • Total 6.9 sq mi (17.9 km2)
 • Land 6.9 sq mi (17.8 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.58%
Elevation 502 ft (153 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,149
 • Density 604.5/sq mi (233.5/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75032
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-32984[1]
GNIS feature ID 1337538[2]
Website heathtx.com

Heath is a city in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties, Texas, United States. The population was 6,921 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

A proposition was placed on the November 4, 2008 ballot that, if passed, would have changed the name from "City of Heath" to "Village of Heath."[3] Of the 3,511 votes cast, 2,069 (58.9%) voted against the measure while 1,442 (41.1%) voted in favor.[4][5]

Geography

Heath is located at (32.847890, -96.478273).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.9 square miles (18 km2), of which, 6.9 square miles (18 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.58%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,149 people, 1,380 households, and 1,214 families residing in the city. The population density was 604.5 people per square mile (233.5/km²). There were 1,462 housing units at an average density of 213.0/sq mi (82.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.20% White, 0.82% African American, 0.39% Native American, 1.35% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.30% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.01% of the population.

There were 1,380 households out of which 46.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.9% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.0% were non-families. 9.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

Population in 2012: 7,633 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: +84.0% Males: 3,616 (47.4%) Females: 4,017 (52.6%)

Median resident age: 42.5 years Texas median age: 30.8 years Zip codes: 75032.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $132,370 (it was $98,975 in 2000) Heath: $132,370 TX: $50,740 Estimated per capita income in 2012: $61,450

Heath city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $339,382 (it was $261,200 in 2000) Heath: $339,382 TX: $129,200 Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $375,727; Detached houses: $374,080; Townhouses or other attached units: $797,834; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $95,740; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $108,505; Mobile homes: $239,350

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,109.[9]

Education

Heath is a part of the Rockwall Independent School District. The city is served by Dorothy Smith Pullen Elementary School, Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School, Maurine Cain Middle School, and Rockwall Heath High School.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ North Texas city of Heath looks to label itself a village – QuickDFW.com. Retrieved November 8, 2008.
  4. ^ 2008 General Election Results – Rockwall County Official Website. Retrieved November 8, 2008.
  5. ^ Heath 'citizens' remain so; allow mayor to vote and add council seat – Rockwall Herald-Banner. Retrieved November 8, 2008.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ http://www.city-data.com/city/Heath-Texas.html#ixzz3Bu9JyoqB

External links

  • City of Heath
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