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Welcome to Rockwood ...

Rockwood is located in Somerset County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rockwood has a population of 822 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rockwood.

Rockwood is 1,830 feet [558 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rockwood lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Rockwood: (814)

The ZIP code for Rockwood: 15557<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rockwood had an population of 822 people. This is a decrease of 7.64% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rockwood had a population of 890 people. This makes Rockwood the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 890 people, the population of Rockwood decreased 6.71% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 954 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rockwood.

Communities Also Named Rockwood ...

While we believe that this Rockwood is located in Somerset County, we know of another 2 Pennsylvania communities named Rockwood. Those communities are located in the following counties: Lebanon and Venango County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 22 communities that are also named Rockwood - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rockwood.

Communities near Rockwood ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rockwood.

  • Somerset [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
    • Somerset [Somerset County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Rockwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,817 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerset<7>
  • Meyersdale [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meyersdale
    • Meyersdale [Somerset County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Rockwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,087 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meyersdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meyersdale<7>
  • Berlin [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [Somerset County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Rockwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,931 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin<7>
  • Boswell [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boswell
    • Boswell [Somerset County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Rockwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boswell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boswell<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grantsville [Garrett County]
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      • Grantsville [Garrett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Rockwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 865 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<7>
    • Confluence [Somerset County]
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      • Confluence [Somerset County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Rockwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Confluence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confluence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Confluence<7>
    • Salisbury [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Somerset County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Rockwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 667 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<7>
    • Jennerstown [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennerstown
      • Jennerstown [Somerset County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Rockwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 637 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennerstown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennerstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jennerstown<7>
    • Garrett [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrett
      • Garrett [Somerset County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Rockwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrett have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garrett<7>
    • Indian Lake [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Lake
      • Indian Lake [Somerset County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Rockwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 375 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Lake

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rockwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rockwood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rockwood. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rockwood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockwood. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rockwood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockwood ...

Looking for more information about Rockwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rockwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rockwood.

Adding Rockwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rockwood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rockwood was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rockwood on our Genealogy Page.

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About Somerset County

About Pennsylvania

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rockwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Somerset County: www.co.somerset.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Somerset, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rockwood.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Rockwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rockwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockwood) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rockwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RockwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9162, Longitude: -79.1535    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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