Rockwood, Pennsylvania

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Rockwood, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Rockwood Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Rockwood Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Rockwood, Pennsylvania

Comparing Rockwood to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 7 6
Age of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 7
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 3
College Educated Adults 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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Rockwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 57 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Somerset
Metro Area Johnstown
Standard Zip Codes 15557
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.915
Longitude -79.152

Rockwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 57 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station KEGG
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 59 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
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Rockwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 954 100%
Male 458 48%
Female 496 52%
Under 18 210 22%
18+ 744 78%
65+ 173 18.1%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 2.79
White 950 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Rockwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 933
Growth -21
Growth % -2.2%

Rockwood 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 46.4%
US/American 15%
Italian 7.7%
Irish 6.7%
English 4.4%
Polish 3.3%
Dutch 2.7%
Welsh 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Pennsylvania German 2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.8%
Norwegian 1.1%
Russian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Swiss 0.6%
Slovak 0.5%
Czech 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rockwood 954 $31,023
Berlin 2,192 $35,714
Garrett 449 $27,375
Meyersdale 2,473 $29,798
Salisbury 878 $36,188
Somerset 6,762 $41,831
Ursina 254 $31,071
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Rockwood High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 434 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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