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Location of the city of Roseville
within Ramsey County, Minnesota
|• Total||13.84 sq mi (35.85 km2)|
|• Land||13.00 sq mi (33.67 km2)|
|• Water||0.84 sq mi (2.18 km2)|
|Elevation||958 ft (292 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2,589.2/sq mi (999.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
55112, 55113, 55126
|GNIS feature ID||0650298|
|Website||City of Roseville|
Roseville is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, just north of Saint Paul and east of Minneapolis. It is one of two Twin Cities suburbs that are adjacent to both Saint Paul and Minneapolis (the other is Lauderdale). The land comprising Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, and southern Roseville was part of Saint Paul until Roseville incorporated in 1948 and Falcon Heights and Lauderdale in 1949.
Roseville's property taxes are some of the lowest in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, owing in part to the extensive commercially zoned land. Several major shopping centers are in Roseville, including Rosedale Center and the Har Mar Mall. The city's per-capita retail spending is slightly higher than that of Bloomington (home of the Mall of America), and it has the greatest number of restaurants per capita in the area.
The first Target store was built in 1962 in Roseville and replaced in 2005 with a SuperTarget; Roseville is also home to the first Barnes & Noble bookstore outside New York City and the first McDonald's and Dairy Queen restaurants in the state of Minnesota. The Dairy Queen is currently on the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places.
Roseville's land was originally home to the Dakota and Ojibway. The first white settlers came in 1843, and the Native Americans left the area by 1862. Rose Township was established in 1858; it was named after one of the first settlers, Isaac Rose. The township included the areas now known as Roseville, Lauderdale, and Falcon Heights, as well as parts of present-day Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The area saw rapid growth through the 1930s and 1940s, and Roseville incorporated as a village in 1948 to accommodate it. Falcon Heights and Lauderdale soon followed suit, and Rose Township ceased to exist. The first Roseville Police Chief was Ray Goneau and he held that position until 1977.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.84 square miles (35.85 km2), of which 13.00 square miles (33.67 km2) is land and 0.84 square miles (2.18 km2) is water.
The 45th parallel crosses the city; a marker at the northeast corner of the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Loren Road identifies the location.
Interstate Highway 35W and Minnesota Highways 36, 51 (Snelling Avenue), and 280 are the four main routes in Roseville.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 33,660 people, 14,623 households, and 8,406 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,589.2 inhabitants per square mile (999.7/km2). There were 15,490 housing units at an average density of 1,191.5 per square mile (460.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.3% White, 6.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 7.3% Asian American, 2.0% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.
There were 14,623 households of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.5% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.
Things to do
- Roseville Library (at Hamline Avenue and County Road B) is the busiest library in Minnesota. It is the largest location in the Ramsey County Library system, with over 340,000 volumes in its collection, nearly three times that of any other branch in the county. It was torn down and rebuilt with larger capacity in 2010. Only the downtown Saint Paul library, with around 400,000 volumes, has more materials.
Parks and lakes
- Cedarholm Golf Course (County Road B2 and Hamline Avenue)
- Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval (County Road C between Hamline and Lexington Avenues)
- Rosedale Mall
- Movie Theater (AMC Rosedale 14)
- Bennett Lake
- Street map from Google Maps
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