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Rockaway Beach, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Rockaway Beach had a population of 885 as of July 1, 2017. Rockaway Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rockaway Beach is located at latitude 36.703 and longitude -93.1582 in Taney County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockaway Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Taney County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Rockaway Beach (GNIS ID: 2396404) 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 Rockaway Beach is located within Township of Jasper, a minor civil division (MCD) of Taney County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockaway Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockaway Beach: Pedrow.

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Rockaway Beach, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 885
Daytime Population: Workers 161
Daytime Population: Residents 495
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 656
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 875
Population in Familes 681
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,441
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $26,323
Average Household Income $39,014
Per Capita Income $15,526


Total Housing Units 562 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (32.2%)
Median Home Value $86,141
Average Home Value $103,586


Total Households 381
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 248
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 0.71% 0.82%
Households 0.59% 0.78%
Families 1.54% 0.64%
Median Household Income   -0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.5%

Rockaway Beach, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockaway Beach to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 388 63rd
Population Density # 184 82nd
Diversity Index # 260 75th
Median Household Income # 999 3rd
Per Capita Income # 986 5th

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