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Rossville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Rossville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Fayette County at latitude 35.0284 and longitude -89.5714. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Rossville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rossville, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Rossville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rossville: La Fayette, Lafayette.

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Rossville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 685
Population in Households 685
Population in Familes 596
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 137
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 286
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 211
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 217 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $182,500
Average Home Value $226,037


Median Household Income $63,593
Average Household Income $77,478
Per Capita Income $29,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.74% 0.66%
Households 0.93% 0.83%
Families 1.75% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 321 25th
Population Density1 # 386 10th
Diversity Index2 # 30 93rd
Median Household Income # 33 93rd
Per Capita Income # 37 92nd

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