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Rockaway Beach, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Rockaway Beach had a population of 899 as of July 1, 2018. Rockaway Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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 36.6992 and longitude -93.1599 in Taney County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockaway Beach 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockaway Beach: Pedrow.

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Rockaway Beach, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 899
Population in Households 889
Population in Familes 689
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,464
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $25,714
Average Household Income $40,182
Per Capita Income $15,903


Total Housing Units 572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 228 (39.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 159 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 (32.3%)
Median Home Value $88,736
Average Home Value $109,607


Total Households 387
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 252
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.81% 0.94%
Households 0.71% 0.91%
Families 1.55% 0.78%
Median Household Income   5.68%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

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, 2018 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 # 176 83rd
Diversity Index # 273 74th
Median Household Income # 1009 2nd
Per Capita Income # 987 4th

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