Rosebud, Texas

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Rosebud, Texas
City Hall
City Hall
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
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
397 ft (121 m)
 • Total1,412
 • Density1,804/sq mi (696.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)254
FIPS code48-63188[1]
GNIS feature ID1366870[2]

Rosebud is a city in Falls County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,412 at the 2010 census.[3]

City landmarks[edit]

Rosebud is the home of the "Rosebud Christmas tree", a 170-ft-tall artificial tree located at 128 W. Main st. The tree was erected by Bell Falls Milam electrical co-op in the early 1960s. BFM was then bought out by Heart of Texas electrical co-op. In December 2013, the facility was purchased by M6 Oilfield Rentals and Mfg, LLC as a development site and regional distribution center. The owner Kenny Ray Murray has made it evident that the tree is a Rosebud city icon and a community tradition that will remain as long as the town itself.


Rosebud is located in southwestern Falls County at 31°4′31″N 96°58′32″W / 31.07528°N 96.97556°W / 31.07528; -96.97556 (31.075209, -96.975581).[4] U.S. Route 77 passes through the center of town as 5th Street, leading north 36 miles (58 km) to Waco and south 15 miles (24 km) to Cameron. Texas State Highway 53 leads west 24 miles (39 km) to Temple, intersecting US 77 just north of Rosebud.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2), all of it land.[3]


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, Cfa on climate maps.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,377[6]−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

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.

Notable people[edit]

A. D. Whitfield, Jr. (born September 2, 1943) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of North Texas.

Greg Knox (born September 10, 1963) from Rosebud, Texas is an American football coach. He is the running backs coach and special teams coordinator at the University of Florida. Knox served as the interim head football coach at the Mississippi State University for the final game of the 2017 season, leading the Mississippi State Bulldogs to a win in the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rosebud city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Rosebud, Texas
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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