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Rossiter, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Rossiter Census Designated Place had a population of 618 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Rossiter, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 618
Daytime Population: Workers 73
Daytime Population: Residents 346
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 419
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 592
Population in Familes 450
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 328
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $37,952
Average Household Income $51,799
Per Capita Income $19,719


Total Housing Units 264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $79,018
Average Home Value $115,031


Total Households 217
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 150
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 -0.61% -0.56%
Households -0.62% -0.56%
Families 0.37% -0.68%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

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, 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 # 1214 31st
Population Density # 1571 11th
Diversity Index # 1736 2nd
Median Household Income # 1546 12th
Per Capita Income # 1621 8th

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