Location of Rosenberg, Texas
|• City Council||Mayor William (Bill) Benton |
Council At-Large 1 Jacob Balderas Council At-Large 2 Amanda Barta
District 2 Susan Euton
District 4 Lynn Moses
District 1Jimmie Pena
District 3 Alice Jozwiak
|• City Manager||John Marsh|
|• Total||22.5 sq mi (58.4 km2)|
|• Land||22.5 sq mi (58.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||105 ft (32 m)|
|• Density||1,362/sq mi (525.8/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 2015, the population had risen to an estimated 35,510.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Government and infrastructure
- 5 Education
- 6 Parks and recreation
- 7 Location from Rosenberg
- 8 Transportation
- 9 Notable people
- 10 References
- 11 External links
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) are 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, 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.
Government and infrastructure
Mayor Cynthia A. McConathy was defeated by a wide margin by William (Bill) Benton in the May 6, 2017, election. Prior to becoming mayor, Benton served on city council position 1 at-large since 2011. Taking Benton's seat on council is the youngest person to ever sit on Rosenberg City Council, 19-year old Jacob Balderas. Balderas defeated his opponent with 55.2% of the vote.
Primary and secondary schools
Several elementary schools are in Rosenberg and serve Rosenberg: Arredondo, Bowie, Jackson, Taylor Ray and Travis.
In addition, Hutchison, Long, Seguin, and Smith Elementary Schools, which are all in Richmond, serve small portions of Rosenberg. In addition, Williams Elementary School in unincorporated Fort Bend County serves a small section of Rosenberg.
Some of Rosenberg is served by Wessendorf Middle School, Lamar Junior High School, and Lamar Consolidated High School. Other parts are served by Navarro Middle School, George Junior High School, and B.F. Terry High School. All of those schools are in Rosenberg. Some parts are served by Antoinette Reading Junior High and George Ranch High School, in an unincorporated area. Small portions are served by Briscoe Junior High School and Foster High School.
Brazos Crossing, the Lamar CISD headquarters
- Holy Rosary Catholic School: A K-8 school, operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, which is located at 1408 James Street.
- Living Water Christian School, an early childhood-grade 11 Christian school in Rosenberg
Fort Bend County Libraries operates the George Memorial Library, the main library, in Richmond. The main library was originally located in Rosenberg, near the Polly Ryon hospital. The library moved to Richmond in 1986. The library underwent extensive renovations in 2013 and reopened with new technology, media rooms, and room design.
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 Public Transportation provides local bus service and commuter service to Houston.
- Randal Grichuk, Major League Baseball player currently with the Toronto Blue Jays; played on the 2008 Lamar Consolidated Baseball Regional Finalist Team as well as the 2004 Little League World Series team
- John Holiday, operatic countertenor
- Mirabeau Lamar, Republic of Texas statesman
- 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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- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/The-Galveston-movement-411990. Retrieved 2017-08-27
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- Climate Summary for Rosenberg, Texas
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Parole Division Region III Archived 2010-07-25 at the Wayback Machine." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 15, 2010.
- "Post Office Location - ROSENBERG." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
- "LCISD District Map Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine." Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Retrieved on July 23, 2011.
- "[ Home]." Holy Rosary Catholic School. Retrieved on February 15, 2009.
- "Pope John XXIII High golfers take second place". The Katy Rancher at the Houston Chronicle. 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
- "George Memorial Library." Fort Bend County Libraries. Retrieved on May 14, 2010.
- "Community Centers." Fort Bend County. Retrieved on October 11, 2009.
- Public Transportation
- "Rosenberg, Texas." Greyhound Bus Lines. Retrieved on May 14, 2010.
- "Doug Miller, "Clymer Wright, conservative term-limit advocate, found dead in his home," January 25, 2011". KHOU-TV. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
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