Rossville, Kansas

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Rossville, Kansas

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High Points

Rossville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Rossville Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 9% Rossville Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 12% Rossville Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 14% Rossville Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 17% Rossville People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Rossville, Kansas

Comparing Rossville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 5
Racial Diversity 6 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
College Educated Adults 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Working at Home 6 5
Short Commute Times 5 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4

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Rossville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles W of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles W of Kansas City, Missouri
County Shawnee
Metro Area Topeka
Standard Zip Codes 66533
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.136
Longitude -95.951

Rossville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Station WAMEGO
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
Station HOLTON
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
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Rossville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,014 100%
Male 476 46.9%
Female 538 53.1%
Under 18 275 27.1%
18+ 739 72.9%
65+ 172 17%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 2.98
White 958 94.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 6 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 1.7%
Other 9 0.9%
Mixed Race 24 2.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 2.4%

Estimated Rossville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 996
Growth -18
Growth % -1.8%

Rossville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30.6%
Irish 15.6%
US/American 11.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.2%
English 7.8%
Czech 4.2%
Norwegian 2.6%
Dutch 2.5%
Welsh 2.4%
Swedish 2%
Polish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Czechoslovakian 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1%
Icelander 1%
European 1%
Danish 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Italian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rossville 1,014 $53,333
Delia 179 $37,250
Emmett 277 $27,750
Maple Hill 469 $53,393
Paxico 211 $45,000
Silver Lake 1,358 $59,875
St. Marys 2,198 $48,063

Rossville Public Libraries

Rossville Community Library
407 MAIN - BOX 618
Rossville, Kansas
(785) 584-6454

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Rossville High Schools (2004)

800 MAIN
Serves 277 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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