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Rossiter, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Rossiter Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Indiana County at latitude 40.9008 and longitude -78.9359. Indiana County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The formal official name is the Rossiter Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rossiter, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Rossiter indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Rossiter, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 630
Population in Households 605
Population in Familes 461
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 334
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 154
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $88,725
Average Home Value $97,455


Median Household Income $41,230
Average Household Income $48,489
Per Capita Income $18,188
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.59% -0.32%
Households -0.42% -0.36%
Families 1.26% -0.39%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1210 31st
Population Density1 # 1566 11th
Diversity Index2 # 1706 4th
Median Household Income # 1270 28th
Per Capita Income # 1607 9th

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