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Rossville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Rossville had a population of 4,129 as of July 1, 2016. Rossville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rossville is located at latitude 34.9758 and longitude -85.2896 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rossville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 696 feet.

The City of Rossville (GNIS ID: 2404650) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rossville is located within Rossville-Beverly Hills Division of Walker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rossville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rossville: Popular Springs.

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Rossville, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,129
Population in Households 4,048
Population in Familes 3,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density1 2,286
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 1,654
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 988
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 778 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 875 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 300 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $79,193
Average Home Value $100,193


Median Household Income $24,135
Average Household Income $35,763
Per Capita Income $15,526
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.3%
Households 0.04% 0.26%
Families -0.69% 0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.59%
Per Capita Income   0.42%
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.

Rossville, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rossville to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 183 71st
Population Density1 # 52 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 533 15th
Median Household Income # 607 3rd
Per Capita Income # 544 13th

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