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The City of Rockwood had a population of 5,372 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Rockwood, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,372
Daytime Population: Workers 2,704
Daytime Population: Residents 3,154
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,858
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 5,229
Population in Familes 4,045
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density2 668
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $32,147
Average Household Income $43,626
Per Capita Income $18,960


Total Housing Units 2,748 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,322 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 939 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 487 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $92,772
Average Home Value $128,974


Total Households 2,261
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,373
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.48% -0.47%
Households -0.57% -0.53%
Families -0.36% -0.69%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

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, 2017 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 # 101 77th
Population Density # 154 64th
Diversity Index # 174 59th
Median Household Income # 358 16th
Per Capita Income # 332 22nd

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