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Roscommon, Michigan
Village of Roscommon
Looking north along Lake Street (M-18)
Looking north along Lake Street (M-18)
Location within Roscommon County
Location within Roscommon County
Roscommon, Michigan is located in Michigan
Roscommon, Michigan
Roscommon, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Roscommon, Michigan is located in the United States
Roscommon, Michigan
Roscommon, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Roscommon
Township Higgins
Settled 1845
Incorporated 1882
 • Type Village council
 • Total 1.66 sq mi (4.29 km2)
 • Land 1.65 sq mi (4.26 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
1,135 ft (346 m)
 • Total 1,075
 • Estimate 
 • Density 637.52/sq mi (246.20/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-69540
GNIS feature ID 1621434

Roscommon ( rahs-KAH-men) is a village in Roscommon County the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,075 at the 2010 census. Roscommon is the county seat of Roscommon County.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.50 square miles (3.88 km2), of which 1.49 square miles (3.86 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. A 160-acre (650,000 m2) parcel within the Au Sable State Forest, the Roscommon Virgin Pine Stand, eight miles (12 km) north of St. Helen, (Location 8 miles east of Roscommon, off Sunset Drive) is an old-growth stand of red pine, which includes a former national champion red pine. There are many activities to do within the "Roscommon Virgin Pine Stand" such as hiking, outdoor education, bird watching, photography, and nature studying.

Major highways

  • I-75
  • BL I-75
  • M-18


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 511
1900 465 −9.0%
1910 425 −8.6%
1920 357 −16.0%
1930 412 15.4%
1940 619 50.2%
1950 877 41.7%
1960 867 −1.1%
1970 810 −6.6%
1980 834 3.0%
1990 858 2.9%
2000 1,133 32.1%
2010 1,075 −5.1%
2019 (est.) 1,050 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,075 people, 423 households, and 233 families living in the village. The population density was 721.5 inhabitants per square mile (278.6/km2). There were 507 housing units at an average density of 340.3 per square mile (131.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 423 households, of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.4% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.9% were non-families. 42.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the village was 43.6 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 22.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.


The village of Roscommon is served by Roscommon Area Public Schools, which has a single main campus located just to the west of the village in Gerrish Township.

Notable people

  • Ralph Ostling, politician who served in the Michigan House of Representatives

See also

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