Fate is a city located in the center of Rockwall County, Texas. The population in 2010 was 6,357, up from 602 in 2000; a 1,179.1% increase. According to tradition, the city was named after Lafayette “Fate” Brown, a pioneer settler.The city is about 4 miles east of Rockwall on Texas State Highway 66 and FM 551 and just north of I-30. Royse City is 4 miles to the northeast.The city has a total area of 6.8 square miles (18 km2), of which 6.4 square miles (17 km2) are land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) is covered by water.
Fate is served by the Rockwall Independent School District in the southern and western portions of the city and the Royse City Independent School District in the northern and eastern portions. Royse City ISD provides two campuses in Fate; Miss May Vernon Elementary School and Harry H Herndon Intermediate School with Bobby Summers Middle School under construction and scheduled to open fall of 2020. The Rockwall ISD elementary campus is Billie Stevenson Elementary School, which opened at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. It is located in the city’s WoodCreek subdivision.
The median income for a household in the city was $78,071, with a housing median value of $175,000. Persons age 25 or older who graduated high school was 94.8%, with 34.4% of those adults holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. Less than 5.6% of the population was below the poverty line.
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