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The City of Rockwood had a population of 5,506 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Rockwood, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,506
Population in Households 5,364
Population in Familes 4,181
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density1 684
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $34,956
Average Household Income $45,493
Per Capita Income $19,701


Total Housing Units 2,749 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,350 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 966 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 433 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $97,707
Average Home Value $139,907


Total Households 2,316
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,402
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.12% -0.12%
Households -0.21% -0.17%
Families -0.06% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

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, 2018 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 Density # 149 65th
Diversity Index # 177 59th
Median Household Income # 335 22nd
Per Capita Income # 336 22nd

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