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Rossiter, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Rossiter Census Designated Place had a population of 646 as of July 1, 2016. Rossiter ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rossiter is located at latitude 40.9008 and longitude -78.9359 in Indiana County. The formal boundaries for the Rossiter Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Indiana County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The Rossiter Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389781) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Rossiter Census Designated Place is located within Township of Canoe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Indiana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rossiter 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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Rossiter, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 646
Population in Households 619
Population in Familes 471
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 343
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $80,172
Average Home Value $116,860


Median Household Income $37,373
Average Household Income $51,112
Per Capita Income $19,482
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.09%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.17% -0.13%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

Rossiter, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rossiter to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 1201 32nd
Population Density1 # 1560 12th
Diversity Index2 # 1727 2nd
Median Household Income # 1510 14th
Per Capita Income # 1595 10th

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