Rosemount, Minnesota

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Rosemount, Minnesota
City
Location of the city of Rosemount
within Dakota County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°44′28″N 93°7′11″W / 44.74111°N 93.11972°W / 44.74111; -93.11972
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyDakota
Government
 • MayorBill Droste
Area[1]
 • Total35.21 sq mi (91.19 km2)
 • Land33.22 sq mi (86.04 km2)
 • Water1.99 sq mi (5.15 km2)
Elevation965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total21,874
 • Estimate (2012[3])22,420
 • Density658.5/sq mi (254.2/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code55068
Area code(s)651
FIPS code27-55726
GNIS feature ID0650291[4]
Websitewww.ci.rosemount.mn.us
 
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Rosemount, Minnesota
City
Location of the city of Rosemount
within Dakota County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°44′28″N 93°7′11″W / 44.74111°N 93.11972°W / 44.74111; -93.11972
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyDakota
Government
 • MayorBill Droste
Area[1]
 • Total35.21 sq mi (91.19 km2)
 • Land33.22 sq mi (86.04 km2)
 • Water1.99 sq mi (5.15 km2)
Elevation965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total21,874
 • Estimate (2012[3])22,420
 • Density658.5/sq mi (254.2/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code55068
Area code(s)651
FIPS code27-55726
GNIS feature ID0650291[4]
Websitewww.ci.rosemount.mn.us
Rosemount Water Tower
Rosemount Flag

Rosemount is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States and is a located in the twin-cities metropolitan area. The population was 21,874 at the 2010 census.[5] Rosemount was established as a township in 1856 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 being chosen to reflect the town's Irish heritage, and to remain in keeping with the name given to the post office a few years earlier. Rosemount is home to the Pine Bend Refinery, which is the largest oil refinery in Minnesota and the 14th-largest in the United States. Rosemount was also home to a military gunpowder plant in the 1940s called Gopher Ordnance Works.

Geography[edit]

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.[1]

U.S. Highway 52, Minnesota Highway 3, Minnesota Highway 55, and County Road 42 are four of the main routes in Rosemount.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880116
189019870.7%
1900182−8.1%
191023830.8%
192031030.3%
1930294−5.2%
194036423.8%
195056755.8%
19601,06888.4%
19701,33725.2%
19805,083280.2%
19908,62269.6%
200014,61969.6%
201021,87449.6%
Est. 201222,4202.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[7]

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.

Rosemount High School Marching Band Assembling for the Awards Ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri, October 2006 – 7th Place of 51 bands[citation needed]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 21,874 people, 7,587 households, and 5,918 families residing 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.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 14,619 people, 4,742 households, and 3,931 families residing in the city. The population density was 434.2 people per square mile (167.6/km²). There were 4,845 housing units at an average density of 143.9 per square mile (55.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.78% White, 2.03% African American, 0.30% Native American, 2.13% Asian, 0.80% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.

There were 4,742 households out of which 52.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.1% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the city the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $65,916, and the median income for a family was $68,929 (these figures had risen to $83,826 and $90,644 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $45,567 versus $33,247 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,116. About 2.2% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Rosemount is located in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, represented by John Kline, a Republican, scoring 2.8% progressive on a range of issues[8] and 88% conservative based on 2006 House votes.[9]

Events[edit]

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.

Schools[edit]

Notable natives and residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  6. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ Grossman, Joshua. "ProgressivePunch Leading with the Left". All Issues. ProgressivePunch. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  9. ^ "ACU Ratings of Congress, 2006". American Conservative Union. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-09-03. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°44′22″N 93°07′33″W / 44.73944°N 93.12583°W / 44.73944; -93.12583