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Rosston, Arkansas - Basic Facts

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The Town of Rosston had a population of 255 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Rosston, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 255
Daytime Population: Workers 209
Daytime Population: Residents 149
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 358
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 255
Population in Familes 208
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 57
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $47,131
Average Household Income $56,214
Per Capita Income $24,065


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $67,857
Average Home Value $84,783


Total Households 112
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.32% -0.88%
Households -0.24% -0.91%
Families 1.17% -0.82%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Rosston, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rosston to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 397 27th
Population Density # 519 4th
Diversity Index # 156 71st
Median Household Income # 93 83rd
Per Capita Income # 108 80th

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