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Rockwood, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Rockwood had a population of 846 as of July 1, 2016. Rockwood ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Rockwood is located at latitude 39.9158 and longitude -79.1573 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Rockwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,814 feet.

The Borough of Rockwood (GNIS ID: 1215595) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

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Rockwood, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 846
Population in Households 826
Population in Familes 648
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 2,532
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 354
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 211 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $75,205
Average Home Value $79,976


Median Household Income $38,052
Average Household Income $46,977
Per Capita Income $19,919
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.81% -0.74%
Households -0.79% -0.69%
Families -0.99% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Rockwood, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockwood 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 # 1067 39th
Population Density1 # 532 70th
Diversity Index2 # 1399 21st
Median Household Income # 1472 17th
Per Capita Income # 1563 11th

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