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Rockwood, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Rockwood had a population of 5,504 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Rockwood is located at latitude 35.8656 and longitude -84.6849 in Roane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockwood 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.


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Rockwood, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rockwood, TN Housing Affordability Index is 186
State of Tennessee Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Rockwood, TN Wealth Index is 37
State of Tennessee Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,504 (100%)
Population in Households 5,361 (97.4%)
Population in Families 4,141 (75.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 143 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 688
Diversity Index2 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,657
Average Household Income $45,892
Per Capita Income $19,071
Wealth Index4 37

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,759 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,396 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 910 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 453 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $96,050
Housing Affordability Index3 186
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,306
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,397
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.11% -0.12%
Households -0.23% -0.19%
Families -0.09% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

Rockwood, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockwood to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 147 66th
Diversity Index # 176 59th
Median Household Income # 366 15th
Per Capita Income # 350 19th

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