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Rossville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Rossville Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Baltimore County at latitude 39.3566 and longitude -76.4779. Baltimore County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The formal official name is the Rossville Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rossville, Maryland.

The U5 Census Class Code for Rossville indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Rossville, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,237
Population in Households 14,801
Population in Familes 11,161
Population in Group Qrtrs 436
Population Density1 2,839
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 6,124
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 3,652
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,559 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,106 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,019 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 435 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $229,688
Average Home Value $255,725


Median Household Income $58,541
Average Household Income $71,085
Per Capita Income $28,885
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.14% 0.33%
Households -0.04% 0.27%
Families -0.15% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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, 2014 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 # 91 83rd
Population Density1 # 129 75th
Diversity Index2 # 54 90th
Median Household Income # 311 40th
Per Capita Income # 306 41st

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