Rossville, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rossville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Rossville Census Designated Place had a population of 15,449 as of July 1, 2015. Rossville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rossville is located at latitude 39.3566 and longitude -76.4779 in Baltimore County. The formal boundaries for the Rossville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Baltimore County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Rossville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389784) 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 Rossville Census Designated Place is located within District 14, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baltimore 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, 2015.

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Rossville, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 15,449
Population in Households 15,009
Population in Familes 11,274
Population in Group Qrtrs 440
Population Density1 2,879
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 6,202
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 3,700
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,096 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,106 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 414 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $235,230
Average Home Value $264,982


Median Household Income $60,867
Average Household Income $73,607
Per Capita Income $29,842
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.47%
Households 0.21% 0.41%
Families 0.12% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
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, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rossville to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 90 83rd
Population Density1 # 129 75th
Diversity Index2 # 53 90th
Median Household Income # 318 39th
Per Capita Income # 307 41st

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