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Rosebush, Michigan
Intersection of E. Rosebush and N. Mission
Intersection of E. Rosebush and N. Mission
Location within Isabella County
Location within Isabella County
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Coordinates: 43°41′57″N 84°46′4″W / 43.69917°N 84.76778°W / 43.69917; -84.76778Coordinates: 43°41′57″N 84°46′4″W / 43.69917°N 84.76778°W / 43.69917; -84.76778
Country United States
State Michigan
County Isabella
Township Isabella
Settled 1844
Platted 1868
 • Total 0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
 • Land 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
781 ft (238 m)
 • Total 368
 • Estimate 
 • Density 407.20/sq mi (157.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-69640
GNIS feature ID 0636218

Rosebush is a village in Isabella County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 368 at the 2010 census. The village is within Isabella Township.


Rosebush began in 1844 when Cornelius Bogan started a general store. He called the town: "Halfway" because it was approximately halfway between Clare and Mount Pleasant. In 1868, the Ann Arbor railroad came through the area and resident James Bush, while officially platting the land, bartered with the railroad some of his property for the right to have the station named after his wife, Rose. An addition to the community was later platted in 1873 by Elias B. Calkins and named Calkinsville; this was the name of the original post office on July 9, 1873. The post office name was changed to Rosebush in 1889, back to Calkinsville in 1890 and once again Rosebush on February 19, 1903. The name has remained unchanged since.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 439
1980 336 −23.5%
1990 333 −0.9%
2000 379 13.8%
2010 368 −2.9%
2019 (est.) 362 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 368 people, 170 households, and 89 families residing in the village. The population density was 413.5 inhabitants per square mile (159.7/km2). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 209.0 per square mile (80.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 88.6% White, 1.1% African American, 3.8% Native American, 1.4% from other races, and 5.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3% of the population.

There were 170 households, of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.7% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.6% were non-families. 42.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.1% 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 2.91.

The median age in the village was 39 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 14% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 44.6% male and 55.4% female.

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