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Rockwood is a city in Roane County, in the Harriman metro area.

One tradition says the community was named for Major W.O. Rockwood; another says it is named for W.E. Rockwood, who helped finance a local iron company

The latitude of Rockwood is 35.865N. The longitude is -84.685W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 892 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,389.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$23,986
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rockwood demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Rockwood received national attention for 1926 mine explosion which killed 28 coal miners
Local festivals include:
  • Family Fall Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rockwood web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mount Roosevelt State Forest
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Rockwood residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rockwood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rockwood was $13,106, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Rockwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rockwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $243.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $674.


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Libraries in Rockwood include Rockwood Public Library ... View libraries

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Roane County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rockwood political report.

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The average commute time for Rockwood workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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