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"Spirit of Pride and Progress"
Location of the city of Rosemount
within Dakota County, Minnesota
|• 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)|
|• Density||771.43/sq mi (297.85/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0650291|
|Website||City of Rosemount|
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.
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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|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.
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.
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.
- 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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