Heath, Texas

Coordinates: 32°50′52″N 96°28′42″W / 32.84778°N 96.47833°W / 32.84778; -96.47833
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Heath, Texas
Location of Heath in Rockwall County, Texas
Location of Heath in Rockwall County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°50′52″N 96°28′42″W / 32.84778°N 96.47833°W / 32.84778; -96.47833
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyRockwall, Kaufman
Government
 • MayorKelson Elam
Area
 • Total12.25 sq mi (31.73 km2)
 • Land12.08 sq mi (31.29 km2)
 • Water0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
Elevation502 ft (153 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total9,769
 • Density800/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75032
Area code(s)214, 469, 972
FIPS code48-32984[3]
GNIS feature ID1337538[2]
Websiteheathtx.com

Heath is a city in Rockwall and Kaufman counties, Texas, United States. The population was 6,921 at the 2010 census,[4] up from 4,149 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

History[edit]

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".[5] Of the 3,511 votes cast, 2,069 (58.9%) voted against the measure while 1,442 (41.1%) voted in favor.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

Heath is located in southwestern Rockwall County at 32°50′52″N 96°28′42″W / 32.84778°N 96.47833°W / 32.84778; -96.47833 (32.847890, –96.478273).[8] A small portion of the city—0.31 square miles (0.79 km2)—extends south into Kaufman County.[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.7 square miles (27.7 km2), of which 10.56 square miles (27.36 km2) are land and 0.14 square miles (0.35 km2), or 1.27%, are water.[4]

Heath is bordered to the north by the city of Rockwall, to the south by the city of Forney and to the west by Lake Ray Hubbard, part of the city of Dallas. By road it is 25 miles (40 km) east of downtown Dallas.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1970520
19801,459180.6%
19902,10844.5%
20004,14996.8%
20106,92166.8%
20209,76941.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Heath racial composition as of 2020[11]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 7,784 79.68%
Black or African American (NH) 363 3.72%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 56 0.57%
Asian (NH) 258 2.64%
Pacific Islander (NH) 2 0.02%
Some Other Race (NH) 50 0.51%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 424 4.34%
Hispanic or Latino 832 8.52%
Total 9,769

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 9,769 people, 3,109 households, and 2,736 families residing in the city.

Education[edit]

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, Linda Lyons Elementary School, Maurine Cain Middle School, and Rockwall Heath High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Heath, Texas
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Heath city, Texas". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  5. ^ North Texas city of Heath looks to label itself a village – QuickDFW.com. Retrieved November 8, 2008.
  6. ^ 2008 General Election Results – Rockwall County Official Website. Retrieved November 8, 2008.
  7. ^ Heath 'citizens' remain so; allow mayor to vote and add council seat Archived 2012-09-07 at archive.today – Rockwall Herald-Banner. Retrieved November 8, 2008.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Heath city (part), Kaufman County, Texas". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  12. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  13. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[12][13]

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