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Rose City, Michigan
City of Rose City
Looking north along M-33 toward Main Street
Looking north along M-33 toward Main Street
Location within Ogemaw County
Location within Ogemaw County
Rose City, Michigan is located in Michigan
Rose City, Michigan
Rose City, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Rose City, Michigan is located in the United States
Rose City, Michigan
Rose City, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ogemaw
Settled 1875
Incorporated 1910
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Total 1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Land 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
958 ft (292 m)
 • Total 653
 • Estimate 
 • Density 586.82/sq mi (226.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-69680
GNIS feature ID 636193

Rose City is a city in Ogemaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 653 at the 2010 census, which ranks it as the seventh-smallest city by population in the state.


Churchill was the original name of this lumbering town. Hiram Hodge was the first resident of the community. He built a hotel, but later left. The Rose family including Allan S. Rose, his father and two brothers, came from New York State in 1875. They build a general store with space for a post office.

A post office opened with the name Churchill on September 8, 1875. On July 23, 1892 the post office's name was changed to Rose City.

Rose City was incorporated as a city in 1905. In 1910, the city was hit with a major fire that destroyed the business section with in an hour.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), of which 1.08 square miles (2.80 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 542
1920 331 −38.9%
1930 338 2.1%
1940 355 5.0%
1950 446 25.6%
1960 435 −2.5%
1970 530 21.8%
1980 661 24.7%
1990 686 3.8%
2000 721 5.1%
2010 653 −9.4%
2019 (est.) 632 −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 653 people in 238 households, including 154 families, in the city. The population density was 604.6 inhabitants per square mile (233.4/km2). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 266.7 per square mile (103.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.2% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7%.

Of the 238 households 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 21.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.7% of households were one person and 14.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age was 44.6 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.6% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 24.8% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

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