Rose City, Texas

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Rose City, Texas
Location of Rose City, Texas
Location of Rose City, Texas
Orange County RoseCity.svg
Coordinates: 30°6′18″N 94°3′20″W / 30.10500°N 94.05556°W / 30.10500; -94.05556Coordinates: 30°6′18″N 94°3′20″W / 30.10500°N 94.05556°W / 30.10500; -94.05556
Country United States
State Texas
County Orange
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 519
 • Density 301.3/sq mi (116.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77662
Area code(s) 409
FIPS code 48-63200[1]
GNIS feature ID 1378985[2]

Rose City is a city three miles east of Beaumont in Orange County, Texas, United States. The population was 519 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BeaumontPort Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Rose City is located at 30°6′18″N 94°3′20″W / 30.10500°N 94.05556°W / 30.10500; -94.05556 (30.105080, -94.055689).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Rose City has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]


In 1950, an oilfield called Rose Hill was discovered just south of the town plat which yielded large quantities of crude oil and gas.[5] The oil field along with sand and gravel pits would provide revenue for the area. In 1973, the town's voters elected to incorporate.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 663
1990 572 −13.7%
2000 519 −9.3%
2010 502 −3.3%
Est. 2014 514 [6] 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 519 people, 190 households, and 126 families residing in the city. The population density was 301.3 people per square mile (116.5/km²). There were 215 housing units at an average density of 124.8 per square mile (48.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.52% White, 0.58% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 4.43% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.40% of the population.

There were 190 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,344, and the median income for a family was $31,429. Males had a median income of $31,923 versus $16,591 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,143. About 14.6% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.


Public education in Rose City is provided by the Vidor Independent School District.