Rossville, Tennessee

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Rossville, Tennessee
Town
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Location in Fayette County and the state of Tennessee.
Location in Fayette County and the state of Tennessee.
Coordinates: 35°2′38″N 89°32′35″W / 35.04389°N 89.54306°W / 35.04389; -89.54306Coordinates: 35°2′38″N 89°32′35″W / 35.04389°N 89.54306°W / 35.04389; -89.54306
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Fayette
Area
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 312 ft (95 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 664
 • Density 370/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38066
Area code(s) 901
FIPS code 47-65240[1]
GNIS feature ID 1300138[2]

Rossville is a town in Fayette County, Tennessee. The population was 664 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Rossville is located at 35°2′38″N 89°32′35″W / 35.04389°N 89.54306°W / 35.04389; -89.54306 (35.043935, -89.542931).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (2.82%) is water.

Major Thoroughfares[edit]

Rossville sits along the Norfolk Southern Railway. A new intermodal facility has been built southwest of the city and opened in 2012.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 142
1920 171 20.4%
1930 167 −2.3%
1940 190 13.8%
1950 175 −7.9%
1960 183 4.6%
1970 410 124.0%
1980 379 −7.6%
1990 291 −23.2%
2000 380 30.6%
2010 664 74.7%
Est. 2012 676 1.8%
Sources:[4][5]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 664 people, 275 households, and 196 families residing in the town. The population density was 220.6 people per square mile (85.3/km²). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 105.6 per square mile (40.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.37% White, 25.00% African American, 0.53% Native American, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 164 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $48,929. Males had a median income of $33,036 versus $25,781 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,735. About 8.9% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

Famous residents[edit]

Compton Newby Crook, who wrote science fiction under the pseudonym Stephen Tall, was born in Rossville.[6]

Delta Blues legend and master of the bottleneck guitar Mississippi Fred McDowell was born here before moving to Mississippi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Morton, Dorothy Rich. Fayette County. Memphis State University Press: 1989. ISBN 0-87870-132-X. pp. 56-57

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