Rosebud, Texas

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Rosebud, Texas
Location of Rosebud, Texas
Location of Rosebud, Texas
Falls County Rosebud.svg
Coordinates: 31°4′31″N 96°58′32″W / 31.07528°N 96.97556°W / 31.07528; -96.97556Coordinates: 31°4′31″N 96°58′32″W / 31.07528°N 96.97556°W / 31.07528; -96.97556
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
County Falls
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 397 ft (121 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,412
 • Density 1,765.0/sq mi (706.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76570
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-63188[1]
GNIS feature ID 1366870[2]

Rosebud is a city in Falls County, Texas. The population was 1,412 at the 2010 census. Rosebud is the birthplace of NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson.


Rosebud is located at 31°4′31″N 96°58′32″W / 31.07528°N 96.97556°W / 31.07528; -96.97556 (31.075209, -96.975581).[3]

It is approximately 30 miles east of Temple and 130 miles south of Dallas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 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, Rosebud has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,493 people, 571 households, and 379 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,919.2 people per square mile (739.0/km²). There were 673 housing units at an average density of 865.1 per square mile (333.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.14% White, 18.29% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 19.16% from other races, and 2.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.74% of the population.

There were 571 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,063, and the median income for a family was $33,300. Males had a median income of $25,662 versus $18,462 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,577. About 21.0% of families and 24.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 22.7% of those age 65 or over.

This town is famous for being the hometown of serial killer Kenneth Allen McDuff, who was executed on November 17th, 1998.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Rosebud, Texas

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