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Location of Rosenberg, Texas
|• Total||37.42 sq mi (96.91 km2)|
|• Land||37.26 sq mi (96.50 km2)|
|• Water||0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)|
|Elevation||105 ft (32 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,028.13/sq mi (396.97/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|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.
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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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
via Highway 36
via FM 723
|Sugar Land, Houston, Lufkin
via Highway 59
|East Bernard, Eagle Lake
via Highway 90A
|Richmond, Sugar Land, Houston
via Highway 90A
|Wharton, El Campo, Victoria
via Highway 59
|Needville, West Columbia, Freeport
via Highway 36
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.
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.
- 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.
- Randal Grichuk, Major League Baseball player currently with the Colorado Rockies; played on the 2008 Lamar Consolidated Baseball Regional Finalist Team as well as the 2004 Little League World Series team
- John Holiday, operatic countertenor
- Dexter Pittman, professional basketball player currently with the Houston Rockets of the NBA; attended B. F. Terry High School
- Clymer Wright, former editor of Fort Bend Reporter; conservative political activist in Greater Houston
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