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Rosenberg, Texas

Coordinates: 29°33′9″N 95°48′18″W / 29.55250°N 95.80500°W / 29.55250; -95.80500
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Rosenberg, Texas
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Location of Rosenberg, Texas
Location of Rosenberg, Texas
Coordinates: 29°33′9″N 95°48′18″W / 29.55250°N 95.80500°W / 29.55250; -95.80500
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
CountyFort Bend
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor William Benton
Council At-Large 1 Tim Krugh
Council At-Large 2 Jessica Jaramillo-Moreno
District 1 Isaac Davila
District 2 Susan Euton
District 3 Timothy Anders
District 4 Marc Morales
 • City ManagerJohn Maresh
 • Total37.42 sq mi (96.91 km2)
 • Land37.26 sq mi (96.50 km2)
 • Water0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
105 ft (32 m)
 • Total38,282
 • Density1,028.13/sq mi (396.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)281/346/713/832
FIPS code48-63284[2]
GNIS feature ID1345587[3]

Rosenberg is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area and Fort Bend County. Rosenberg was named for Henry Von Rosenberg, who emigrated to Texas from Switzerland in 1843. Von Rosenberg was an important figure in the settlement of Fort Bend County and the Gulf Coast region.[4] The population was 38,282 at the 2020 census,[5] up from 30,618 at the 2010 census.[6] The community holds the Fort Bend County fair in October. Rosenberg is adjacent to the city of Richmond, the Fort Bend County seat.[7]


Rosenberg is named after Henry Rosenberg,[8][9] who migrated from Switzerland to Galveston, Texas in 1843.[10] Rosenberg was the first president of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway.[11]


Rosenberg is located in central Fort Bend County at 29°33′9″N 95°48′18″W / 29.55250°N 95.80500°W / 29.55250; -95.80500 (29.552388, –95.804899),[12] on the south side of the Brazos River. It is bordered to the northeast by Richmond, to the south by Pleak, and to the southwest by Beasley.

The Southwest Freeway (I-69 and US-59) runs through the south side of Rosenberg, bypassing the city center. The freeway leads northeast 32 miles (51 km) to downtown Houston, and US-59 continues southwest 92 miles (148 km) to Victoria and beyond.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Rosenberg has a total area of 22.5 square miles (58.4 km2), of which 22.5 square miles (58.2 km2) are land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.25%, is water.[5]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Rosenberg has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[13]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[14]
Rosenberg Fire Department
Rosenberg racial composition as of 2020[15]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 8,208 21.44%
Black or African American (NH) 6,245 16.31%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 80 0.21%
Asian (NH) 1,675 4.38%
Pacific Islander (NH) 5 0.01%
Some Other Race (NH) 199 0.52%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 772 2.02%
Hispanic or Latino 21,098 55.11%
Total 38,282

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 38,282 people, 12,636 households, and 8,613 families residing in the city.

At the 2000 census,[2] there were 24,043 people, 7,933 households and 5,976 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,131.7 inhabitants per square mile (437.0/km2). There were 8,438 housing units at an average density of 397.2 per square mile (153.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 65.69% White, 8.53% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 22.17% from other races, and 2.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.96% of the population.

There were 7,933 households, of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.48.

30.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median household income was $35,510 and the median family income was $39,965. Males had a median income of $28,723 versus $21,945 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,814. About 13.6% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.7% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Fort Bend County Libraries operates the George Memorial Library, the main library, in Richmond. The main library was originally located in Rosenberg, near the Polly Ryon hospital. The library moved to Richmond in 1986. The library underwent extensive renovations in 2013 and reopened with new technology, media rooms, and room design.[18]

The Fort Bend Epicenter sports arena, located in Rosenberg, opened on August 26, 2023.[19][20]

Parks and recreation[edit]

The City of Rosenberg operates nine municipal parks within the city limits.

Fort Bend County operates the Bud O'Shieles Community Center in Rosenberg. The two acre center includes an auditorium, meeting centers, and centers for elderly people.[21]


Public schools[edit]

Lamar Consolidated High School
B. F. Terry High School

Rosenberg is served by the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.[22][23]

Elementary schools in Rosenberg include Arredondo, Bowie, Jackson, Taylor Ray and Travis.

Middle and high schools in Rosenberg include Wessendorf Middle School, Lamar Junior High School, Navarro Middle School, George Junior High School, Lamar Consolidated High School, and B.F. Terry High School.

Additionally Wright Junior High School (grades 6-8),[24] and Randle High School serve sections of Rosenberg; they are in an unincorporated area.[25]

Private schools[edit]


Fort Bend County does not have a hospital district. OakBend Medical Center serves as the county's charity hospital, which the county contracts with.[27]


Fort Bend County Public Transportation provides local bus service and commuter service to Houston.[28]

Greyhound Bus Lines serves the Rosenberg Station at Raceway gas station.[29]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[16][17]


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  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Rosenberg's History | Rosenberg, TX".
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rosenberg city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 31, 2016.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  7. ^ "TSHA | Rosenberg, TX".
  8. ^ "TSHA | Rosenberg, Henry". www.tshaonline.org. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  9. ^ "Rosenberg's History". City of Rosenberg Texas. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  10. ^ "The Galveston movement: When Jews left Russia and landed in Texas". www.jpost.com. September 6, 2015. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  11. ^ "City of Rosenberg - History". Archived from the original on February 2, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-01
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  13. ^ Climate Summary for Rosenberg, Texas
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  15. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 23, 2022.
  16. ^ https://www.census.gov/ [not specific enough to verify]
  17. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  18. ^ "George Memorial Library." Fort Bend County Libraries. Retrieved on May 14, 2010.
  19. ^ "Fort Bend Epicenter: 'Epic' new sports and entertainment venue will celebrate grand opening this week". khou.com. August 21, 2023. Retrieved May 7, 2024.
  20. ^ Weber, Natalie; Bureau, Fort Bend County (October 13, 2023). "Fort Bend County Epicenter set to host its first two professional sporting events". Houston Public Media. Retrieved May 7, 2024.
  21. ^ "Community Centers." Fort Bend County. Retrieved on October 11, 2009.
  22. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Fort Bend County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 21, 2022.
  23. ^ "LCISD District Map Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine." Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Retrieved on July 23, 2011.
  24. ^ "Randle-Wright Board Approved Zones 9-17-2020" (PDF). Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Retrieved September 21, 2022.
  25. ^ "High School Attendance Zones" (PDF). Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Retrieved September 21, 2022. - Compare with the Census map.
  26. ^ "[ Home]." Holy Rosary Catholic School. Retrieved on February 15, 2009.
  27. ^ Knipp, Bethany (November 2, 2016). "Fort Bend County lacks hospital district". Community Impact Newspaper. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  28. ^ Public Transportation
  29. ^ "Rosenberg, Texas." Greyhound Bus Lines. Retrieved on May 14, 2010.
  30. ^ "Dexter Pittman Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft Status and more". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 7, 2024.
  31. ^ "Doug Miller, "Clymer Wright, conservative term-limit advocate, found dead in his home," January 25, 2011". KHOU-TV. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2011.

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