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Rossville, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Rossville had a population of 1,205 as of July 1, 2016. Rossville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rossville is located at latitude 39.1354 and longitude -95.9493 in Shawnee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rossville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shawnee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 928 feet.

The City of Rossville (GNIS ID: 2396438) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Rossville is located within Township of Rossville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shawnee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rossville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rossville: Edna.

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Rossville, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,205
Population in Households 1,190
Population in Familes 1,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 1,989
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 429
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 331
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $168,868
Average Home Value $173,180


Median Household Income $62,310
Average Household Income $75,318
Per Capita Income $26,882
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.53%
Households 0.61% 0.46%
Families 1.97% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rossville, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rossville to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 179 73rd
Population Density1 # 45 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 169 75th
Median Household Income # 61 91st
Per Capita Income # 209 69th

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