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Rockwood, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Rockwood had a population of 864 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 864
Daytime Population: Workers 406
Daytime Population: Residents 494
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 900
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 844
Population in Familes 662
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 2,586
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $38,760
Average Household Income $48,841
Per Capita Income $20,663


Total Housing Units 423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 216 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $76,587
Average Home Value $81,944


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 224
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 -0.41% -0.73%
Households -0.41% -0.73%
Families -0.54% -0.82%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

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, 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 # 1047 41st
Population Density # 517 71st
Diversity Index # 1389 22nd
Median Household Income # 1507 15th
Per Capita Income # 1573 11th

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