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Roseau, Minnesota
—  City  —
Location of Roseau, Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°50′48″N 95°45′39″W / 48.84667°N 95.76083°W / 48.84667; -95.76083
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Roseau
 - Total 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 - Land 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,047 ft (319 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,756
 Density 1,153.6/sq mi (445.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56751
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-55546[1]
GNIS feature ID 0650278[2]

Roseau is a city in Roseau County, Minnesota, USA. The population was 2,756 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Roseau County[3].

Minnesota State Highways 11, 89, and 310 are three of the main arterial routes in the community.

Hayes Lake State Park is nearby.

Roseau has a strong high school hockey tradition and has competed in and won the Minnesota state hockey tournament more than any other team in the state (most recently in 2007). The town is also home to a manufacturing and plastic molding injection facility of snowmobile and ATV manufacturer Polaris and the home of retired NHL and Olympic hockey players Neal Broten, Aaron Broten, Paul Broten, Blane Comstock, Rube Bjorkman, Don Ross, and Bryan "Butsy" Erickson. Roseau is also the hometown of John Harris, who currently competes on the Champions Tour, and politician Robert Bergland.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²).


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,756 people, 1,157 households, and 713 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,153.6 people per square mile (445.2/km²). There were 1,229 housing units at an average density of 514.4/sq mi (198.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.48% White, 0.04% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 1,157 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,096, and the median income for a family was $44,922. Males had a median income of $31,547 versus $22,419 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,371. About 3.2% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.


Roseau is home of one of the manufacturing facilities of Polaris Industries, a leading manufacturer of snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles.

Notable residents


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Coordinates: 48°50′46″N 95°45′46″W / 48.84611°N 95.76278°W / 48.84611; -95.76278



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