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Rosenberg, Texas
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Location of Rosenberg, Texas
Location of Rosenberg, Texas
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Fort Bend
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Total 37.42 sq mi (96.91 km2)
 • Land 37.26 sq mi (96.50 km2)
 • Water 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
105 ft (32 m)
 • Total 30,618
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,028.13/sq mi (396.97/km2)
Demonym(s) Rosenberger
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 281/346/713/832
FIPS code 48-63284
GNIS feature ID 1345587

Rosenberg is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area and Fort Bend County. The population was 30,618 at the 2010 census, up from 24,043 at the 2000 census. As of 2019, the population had risen to an estimated 38,307. The community holds the Fort Bend County fair in October. Rosenberg is adjacent to the city of Richmond, the Fort Bend County seat.


Rosenberg is named after Henry Rosenberg, who migrated from Switzerland to the United States in 1843. He was the first president of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway.


Map of Rosenberg

Rosenberg is located in central Fort Bend County at 29°33′9″N 95°48′18″W / 29.55250°N 95.80500°W / 29.55250; -95.80500 (29.552388, -95.804899), on the south side of the Brazos River. It is bordered to the northeast by Richmond, to the south by Pleak, and to the southwest by Beasley.

The Southwest Freeway (I-69 and US-59) runs through the south side of Rosenberg, bypassing the city center. The freeway leads northeast 32 miles (51 km) to downtown Houston, and US-59 continues southwest 92 miles (148 km) to Victoria and beyond.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Rosenberg has a total area of 22.5 square miles (58.4 km2), of which 22.5 square miles (58.2 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.25%, is water.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Rosenberg has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,198
1920 1,279 6.8%
1930 1,941 51.8%
1940 3,457 78.1%
1950 6,210 79.6%
1960 9,698 56.2%
1970 12,098 24.7%
1980 17,840 47.5%
1990 20,183 13.1%
2000 24,043 19.1%
2010 30,618 27.3%
2019 (est.) 38,307 25.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
Rosenberg Fire Department

At the 2000 census, there were 24,043 people, 7,933 households and 5,976 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,131.7 per square mile (436.8/km2). There were 8,438 housing units at an average density of 397.2 per square mile (153.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 65.69% White, 8.53% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 22.17% from other races, and 2.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.96% of the population.

There were 7,933 households, of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.48.

30.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median household income was $35,510 and the median family income was $39,965. Males had a median income of $28,723 versus $21,945 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,814. About 13.6% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.7% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation

The City of Rosenberg operates nine municipal parks within the city limits.

Fort Bend County operates the Bud O'Shieles Community Center in Rosenberg. The two acre center includes an auditorium, meeting centers, and centers for elderly people.

Location from Rosenberg


Fort Bend County does not have a hospital district. OakBend Medical Center serves as the county's charity hospital, which the county contracts with.


Fort Bend County Public Transportation provides local bus service and commuter service to Houston.

Greyhound Bus Lines serves the Rosenberg Station at Raceway gas station.


Public schools

Lamar Consolidated High School
B. F. Terry High School

Rosenberg is served by the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.

Elementary schools in Rosenberg include Arredondo, Bowie, Jackson, Taylor Ray and Travis.

Middle and high schools in Rosenberg include Wessendorf Middle School, Lamar Junior High School, Navarro Middle School, George Junior High School, Lamar Consolidated High School, and B.F. Terry High School.

Private schools

  • Holy Rosary Catholic School, a K–8 school operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
  • Living Water Christian School, an early childhood-grade 11 Christian school in Rosenberg.

Notable people

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