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Rossville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Rossville had a population of 700 as of July 1, 2015. Rossville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rossville is located at latitude 35.0284 and longitude -89.5714 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rossville (see map below) encompass a land area of 5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The Town of Rossville (GNIS ID: 2407250) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rossville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rossville: La Fayette, Lafayette.

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Rossville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 700
Population in Households 700
Population in Familes 608
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 140
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 293
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 217
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $198,571
Average Home Value $244,091


Median Household Income $72,424
Average Household Income $78,861
Per Capita Income $29,642
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 0.87%
Households 1.21% 0.87%
Families 1.96% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Rossville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rossville to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 320 25th
Population Density1 # 383 11th
Diversity Index2 # 26 94th
Median Household Income # 25 94th
Per Capita Income # 37 92nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.