Rockaway Beach, Missouri

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Rockaway Beach, Missouri

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Comparative Profile of Rockaway Beach, Missouri

Comparing Rockaway Beach to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 8
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 7
Median Family Income 5 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 5
Affordability of Rents 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
People Living Alone 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 7
Low Violent Crime 2 3

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Rockaway Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles S of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 162 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Taney
Standard Zip Codes 65740
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.699
Longitude -93.159

Rockaway Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 41 to 69 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 72 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station GALENA 1 SW
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
Station WASOLA
Distance 33.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
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Rockaway Beach Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 577 100%
Male 289 50.1%
Female 288 49.9%
Under 18 104 18%
18+ 473 82%
65+ 133 23.1%
Median Age 47.4
Average Family Size 2.64
White 556 96.4%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.9%
Other 3 0.5%
Mixed Race 12 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.6%

Estimated Rockaway Beach Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 588
Growth 11
Growth % 1.9%

Rockaway Beach 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
US/American 19.3%
English 16.8%
German 15.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
Irish 9.8%
French (except Basque) 7%
Scotch-Irish 3.8%
European 2.8%
Czech 2.1%
Dutch 1.7%
Polish 1.5%
Italian 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
French Canadian 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
Finnish 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rockaway Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Merriam Woods Village (65740)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rockaway Beach 577 $39,063
Branson 6,050 $43,145
Branson West 408 $30,313
Forsyth 1,686 $39,625
Hollister 3,867 $30,433
Reeds Spring 465 $29,896
Taneyville 359 $27,841
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