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Rosston, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Rosston had a population of 256 as of July 1, 2015. Rosston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rosston is located at latitude 33.588 and longitude -93.287 in Nevada County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rosston (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Nevada County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 387 feet.

The Town of Rosston (GNIS ID: 2407249) 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 Town of Rosston is located within Township of Caney, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nevada County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rosston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Rosston, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 256
Population in Households 256
Population in Familes 210
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 58
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $46,939
Average Home Value $65,761


Median Household Income $37,697
Average Household Income $52,551
Per Capita Income $22,610
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.71%
Households -0.17% -0.54%
Families 1.88% -0.54%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.


Rosston, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rosston to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 395 27th
Population Density1 # 522 4th
Diversity Index2 # 155 72nd
Median Household Income # 207 62nd
Per Capita Income # 93 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.