Rose City, Michigan
Rose City, Michigan
Location of Rose City, Michigan
|• Total||1.08 sq mi (2.81 km2)|
|• Land||1.08 sq mi (2.79 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||958 ft (292 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||585.89/sq mi (226.26/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||636193|
The city is supported by some small businesses and manufacturing facilities (particularly plastics, machinery and auto parts production), but has survived over the years primarily as a result of tourism and the attraction of the many lakes and streams in the scenic surrounding area. The Rifle River State Recreation Area is less than three miles from the city limits.
Churchill was the original name of this lumbering town, which was located 1⁄2 mile (0.8 km) from its present spot. Hiram Hodge was the first resident of the community. He built a hotel, but later left. The Rose family, including Allan S. Rose, his father and two brothers, came from New York State in 1875. They built a general store with space for a post office. A post office opened with the name Churchill on September 8, 1875.
Rose City was incorporated as a city in 1905. In 1910, the city was hit with a major fire that destroyed the business section with in an hour.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 653 people, 238 households, and 154 families residing in the city. The population density was 604.6 inhabitants per square mile (233.4/km2). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 266.7 per square mile (103.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.2% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.
There were 238 households of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 21.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the city was 44.6 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.6% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 24.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 721 people, 241 households, and 155 families residing in the city. The population density was 665.7 per square mile (257.8/km²). There were 283 housing units at an average density of 261.3 per square mile (101.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.26% White, 0.14% African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.97% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.
There were 241 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 21.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the city, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,192, and the median income for a family was $31,042. Males had a median income of $24,861 versus $18,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,684. About 18.3% of families and 24.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.5% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.
Rose City is governed by a mayor and a six-member city council.
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