Rosenberg, Texas

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Rosenberg, Texas
City
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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; -95.80500Coordinates: 29°33′9″N 95°48′18″W / 29.55250°N 95.80500°W / 29.55250; -95.80500
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Fort Bend
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council

Mayor William (Bill) Benton
Council At-Large 1 Jacob Balderas

Council At-Large 2 Amanda Barta
District 2 Susan Euton
District 4 Lynn Moses
District 1Jimmie Pena
District 3 Alice Jozwiak
 • City Manager John Marsh
Area
 • Total 22.5 sq mi (58.4 km2)
 • Land 22.5 sq mi (58.2 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 30,618
 • Density 1,362/sq mi (525.8/km2)
Demonym(s) Rosenberger
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77471
Area code(s) 281/713/832
FIPS code 48-63284[1]
GNIS feature ID 1345587[2]
Website www.rosenbergtx.gov

Rosenberg is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area and Fort Bend County. The population was 30,618 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 24,043 at the 2000 census. As of 2015, the population had risen to an estimated 35,510.[4]

The community holds the Fort Bend County fair in October. Rosenberg sits adjacent to the city of Richmond, the Fort Bend County seat.[5]

History[edit]

Rosenberg is named after Henry Rosenberg, who migrated from Switzerland to the United States in 1843. He was the first president of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway.[6]

Geography[edit]

Map of Rosenberg

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),[7] 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) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.25%, is water.[3]

Climate[edit]

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, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,198
1920 1,279 6.8%
1930 1,941 51.8%
1940 3,457 78.1%
1950 6,210 79.6%
1960 9,698 56.2%
1970 12,098 24.7%
1980 17,840 47.5%
1990 20,183 13.1%
2000 24,043 19.1%
2010 30,618 27.3%
Est. 2016 36,937 [9] 20.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

At the 2000 census,[1] there were 24,043 people, 7,933 households and 5,976 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,131.7 per square mile (436.8/km²). There were 8,438 housing units at an average density of 397.2 per square mile (153.3/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.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Rosenberg District Parole Office in a nearby unincorporated area.[11]

The United States Postal Service Rosenberg Post Office is located at 2103 Avenue G.[12]

Mayor Cynthia A. McConathy was defeated by a wide margin by William (Bill) Benton in the May 6th 2017 election. Prior to becoming Mayor Benton served on city council position 1 At-Large since 2011.Taking Benton's seat on council is the youngest person to ever sit on Rosenberg City Council, 19-year old Jacob Balderas. Balderas defeated his opponent with 55.2% of the vote. [13]

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Rosenberg is served by the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.[14]

Several elementary schools are in Rosenberg and serve Rosenberg: Arredondo, Bowie, Jackson, Taylor Ray and Travis.

In addition, Hutchison, Long, Seguin, and Smith Elementary Schools, which are all in Richmond, serve small portions of Rosenberg. In addition, Williams Elementary School in unincorporated Fort Bend County serves a small section of Rosenberg.

Some of Rosenberg is served by Wessendorf Middle School, Lamar Junior High School, and Lamar Consolidated High School. Other parts are served by Navarro Middle School, George Junior High School, and B.F. Terry High School. All of those schools are in Rosenberg. Some parts are served by Antoinette Reading Junior High and George Ranch High School, in an unincorporated area. Small portions are served by Briscoe Junior High School and Foster High School.

Private schools[edit]

Saint John XXIII High School (formerly Pope John XXIII High School) in western Harris County, within Greater Katy, is in proximity to Rosenberg.[16]

Public libraries[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.[17]

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.[18]

Location from Rosenberg[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Fort Bend County Public Transportation provides local bus service and commuter service to Houston.[19]

Greyhound Bus Lines serves the Rosenberg Station at Raceway gas station.[20]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rosenberg city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 31, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/her02
  6. ^ http://www.ci.rosenberg.tx.us/ourCity/history.cfm Retrieved on 2008-07-01
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Rosenberg, Texas
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Parole Division Region III." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 15, 2010.
  12. ^ "Post Office Location - ROSENBERG." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
  13. ^ http://rosenbergtx.gov/city-government/mayor-city-council/
  14. ^ "LCISD District Map." Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Retrieved on July 23, 2011.
  15. ^ "[ Home]." Holy Rosary Catholic School. Retrieved on February 15, 2009.
  16. ^ "Pope John XXIII High golfers take second place". The Katy Rancher at the Houston Chronicle. 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  17. ^ "George Memorial Library." Fort Bend County Libraries. Retrieved on May 14, 2010.
  18. ^ "Community Centers." Fort Bend County. Retrieved on October 11, 2009.
  19. ^ Public Transportation
  20. ^ "Rosenberg, Texas." Greyhound Bus Lines. Retrieved on May 14, 2010.
  21. ^ "Doug Miller, "Clymer Wright, conservative term-limit advocate, found dead in his home," January 25, 2011". KHOU-TV. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 

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