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Rosemount
Flag of Rosemount
Flag
Motto(s): 
"Spirit of Pride and Progress"
Location of the city of Rosemountwithin Dakota County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Rosemount
within Dakota County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Dakota
Area
 • Total 35.22 sq mi (91.23 km2)
 • Land 33.25 sq mi (86.13 km2)
 • Water 1.97 sq mi (5.10 km2)
Elevation
965 ft (294 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 25,650
 • Density 771.43/sq mi (297.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55068
Area code(s) 651
FIPS code 27-55726
GNIS feature ID 0650291
Website City of Rosemount
Rosemontmnwatertower
Rosemount Water Tower

Rosemount is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States, on the southern edge of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. The population was 25,650 at the 2020 census.

Rosemount was established as a township in 1858 and incorporated as a city in 1972, encompassing the old village of Rosemount and Pine Bend. According to the city's website, there was some debate over whether to name the township Saratoga or Rosemount, with the latter finally chosen to reflect the town's Irish heritage and remain in keeping with the name given to the post office a few years earlier. In the 1940s it was home to a military gunpowder plant, Gopher Ordnance Works.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.21 square miles (91.19 km2), of which 33.22 square miles (86.04 km2) is land and 1.99 square miles (5.15 km2) is water.

U.S. Highway 52, Minnesota Highway 3, Minnesota Highway 55, and County Road 42 are four of the main routes in Rosemount.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 116
1890 198 70.7%
1900 182 −8.1%
1910 238 30.8%
1920 310 30.3%
1930 294 −5.2%
1940 364 23.8%
1950 567 55.8%
1960 1,068 88.4%
1970 1,337 25.2%
1980 5,083 280.2%
1990 8,622 69.6%
2000 14,619 69.6%
2010 21,874 49.6%
2020 25,650 17.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 295
1870 681 130.8%
1880 848 24.5%
1890 589 −30.5%
1900 625 6.1%
1910 662 5.9%
1920 599 −9.5%
1930 692 15.5%
1940 718 3.8%
1950 808 12.5%
1960 944 16.8%
1970 2,697 185.7%
U.S. Census for Rosemount Township

Rosemount is the home of the Rosemount High School "Irish" and Dakota County Technical College, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

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Rosemount High School Marching Band Assembling for the Awards Ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri, October 2006 – 7th Place of 51 bands

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 21,874 people, 7,587 households, and 5,918 families living in the city. The population density was 658.5 inhabitants per square mile (254.2/km2). There were 7,853 housing units at an average density of 236.4 per square mile (91.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.3% White, 3.0% African American, 0.4% Native American, 5.6% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 7,587 households, of which 46.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.0% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.27.

The median age in the city was 34.7 years. 30.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 7.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Events

Despite the relatively small population of Rosemount, they are the only multiple-time hosts of the USA Broomball National Championships, welcoming competing teams in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005. Three different rinks in the area have been used to host games in the men's and co-rec divisions. Rosemount also holds Leprechaun Days, a 10-day-long community festival with many events.

Notable people

  • Robert M. Boche, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
  • JT Brown, NHL Player with the Minnesota Wild
  • Pierce Butler, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
  • Tom Compton, Offensive lineman, NFL
  • Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, NFL
  • Mike Morris, Retired Long-snapper, Minnesota Vikings
  • Payton Otterdahl, Olympic Athlete
  • Tom Preissing, Retired NHL defenseman
  • Mike 'The Marine' Richman, Bellator Featherweight
  • Lona Williams, writer/actress/producer
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