Rockwood, TN Demographics


Population (year 2000): 5,774. Estimated population in July 2005: 5,426 (-6.0% change)
Males: 2,633 (45.6%), Females: 3,141 (54.4%)

Roane County

Zip code: 37854

Median resident age: 42.0 years
Median household income: $23,986 (year 2000)
Median house value: $60,300 (year 2000)

Races in Rockwood:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.4%)
  • Black (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (32.6%), Irish (6.4%), German (4.4%), English (3.9%), Scottish (2.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Elevation: 883 feet

Land area: 7.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rockwood

  • High school or higher: 66.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockwood city

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -139 (-2.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rockwood:

  • ROANE MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; HARRIMAN, TN)
  • SWEETWATER HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 24 miles; SWEETWATER, TN)
  • FORT SANDERS LOUDON MEDICAL CENTER (about 26 miles; LOUDON, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rockwood:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 49 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; ID: TYS)
  • LOVELL FIELD (about 68 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; ID: CHA)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 110 miles; ROME, GA; ID: RMG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rockwood:

  • ROCKWOOD MUNI (about 4 miles; ROCKWOOD, TN; ID: RKW)
  • CROSSVILLE MEMORIAL-WHITSON FIELD (about 29 miles; CROSSVILLE, TN; ID: CSV)
  • MARK ANTON (about 32 miles; DAYTON, TN; ID: 2A0)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockwood:

  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; FT enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 51 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 5,196)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 7,204)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; FT enrollment: 4,821)

Schools

Public high school in Rockwood:

  • ROCKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 413; Location: 512 WEST ROCKWOOD ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rockwood:

  • RIDGE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 702; Location: 625 PUMPHOUSE RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ROCKWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 375; Location: 434 WEST ROCKWOOD ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PINE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 171; Location: 349 DAYSVILLE RD; Grades: KG – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Rockwood:

  • HIS SERVANTS ACADEMY (Students: 24; Location: 228 DELOZIER LANE; Grades: KG – 4)

Libraries

Library in Rockwood:

  • ROCKWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $114,441; Location: 117 NORTH FRONT STREET; 32,987 books; 421 audio materials; 678 video materials; 45 serial subscriptions)