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Rockaway Beach, Missouri
Location of Rockaway Beach, Missouri
Location of Rockaway Beach, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°42′07″N 93°09′43″W / 36.70194°N 93.16194°W / 36.70194; -93.16194Coordinates: 36°42′07″N 93°09′43″W / 36.70194°N 93.16194°W / 36.70194; -93.16194
Country United States
State Missouri
County Taney
Area
 • Total 0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.35 km2)
Elevation
843 ft (257 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 841
 • Estimate 
(2019)
869
 • Density 1,377.18/sq mi (531.71/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65740
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-62570
GNIS feature ID 0755568

Rockaway Beach is a city in Taney County, Missouri, United States. The population was 841 at the 2010 census. It lies on the shoreline of the White River.

Rockaway Beach is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Rockaway Beach had its start when a developer bought property on what was speculated to become the shore of Lake Taneycomo. The name most likely is a transfer from Rockaway Beach, New York. A post office called Rockaway Beach has been in operation since 1933.

Geography

Rockaway Beach is located at 36°42′3″N 93°9′40″W / 36.70083°N 93.16111°W / 36.70083; -93.16111 (36.700820, -93.161177).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2), of which, 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.

While Rockaway Beach is located in the White River Basin it is actually situated on the shore of Lake Taneycomo.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 177
1970 195 10.2%
1980 292 49.7%
1990 275 −5.8%
2000 577 109.8%
2010 841 45.8%
2019 (est.) 869 3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 841 people, 365 households, and 222 families living in the city. The population density was 1,378.7 inhabitants per square mile (532.3/km2). There were 528 housing units at an average density of 865.6 per square mile (334.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.7% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.6% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 365 households, of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.2% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 45.3 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

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