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Rockwood, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The City of Rockwood had a population of 5,433 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rockwood is located at latitude 35.8701 and longitude -84.6749 in Roane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Roane County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Rockwood (GNIS ID: 2404642) 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.

The City of Rockwood is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Roane County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rockwood, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,433
Population in Households 5,290
Population in Familes 4,094
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density1 675
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,283
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,387
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,317 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 965 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 460 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $87,766
Average Home Value $122,269


Median Household Income $30,408
Average Household Income $40,870
Per Capita Income $17,780
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.36%
Households -0.5% -0.44%
Families -0.25% -0.63%
Median Household Income   -1.05%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
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.

Rockwood, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockwood to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 102 76th
Population Density1 # 151 65th
Diversity Index2 # 171 60th
Median Household Income # 359 16th
Per Capita Income # 337 21st

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