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Rosemount, Minnesota
—  City  —
Location of Rosemount, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°44′28″N 93°7′11″W / 44.74111°N 93.11972°W / 44.74111; -93.11972
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Dakota
Area
 - Total 35.1 sq mi (91.0 km2)
 - Land 33.7 sq mi (87.2 km2)
 - Water 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Elevation 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 14,619
 - Density 434.2/sq mi (167.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55068
Area code(s) 651
FIPS code 27-55726[1]
GNIS feature ID 0650291[2]
Website rosemount.govoffice.com
Rosemountflag.jpg

Rosemount is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 14,619 at the 2000 census. Rosemount was established as a township in 1856 and incorporated as a city in 1972, encompassing the old village of Rosemount and Pine Bend. According to the city's website, there was some debate over whether to name the township Saratoga or Rosemount, with the latter finally being chosen to reflect the town's Irish heritage, and to remain in keeping with the name given to the post office a few years earlier. Rosemount is home to the Pine Bend Refinery, which is the largest oil refinery in Minnesota and the 14th-largest in the United States. Rosemount was also home to a military gunpowder plant in the 1940s called Gopher Ordnance Works.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.1 square miles (91.0 km²), of which, 33.7 square miles (87.2 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it (4.18%) is water.

U.S. Highway 52, Minnesota Highway 3, Minnesota Highway 55, and County Road 42 are four of the main routes in the city.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,619 people, 4,742 households, and 3,931 families residing in the city. The population density was 434.2 people per square mile (167.6/km²). There were 4,845 housing units at an average density of 143.9/sq mi (55.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.78% White, 2.03% African American, 0.30% Native American, 2.13% Asian, 0.80% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.

There were 4,742 households out of which 52.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.1% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the city the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $65,916, and the median income for a family was $68,929 (these figures had risen to $83,826 and $90,644 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[3]). Males had a median income of $45,567 versus $33,247 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,116. About 2.2% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Rosemount is the home of the Rosemount High School "Irish" and the Dakota County Vocational Technical School.

Rosemount High School Marching Band Assembling for the Awards Ceremony in St. Louis, MO, 2006 - 7th Place of 51 bands
Rosemount High School Marching Band Assembling for the Awards Ceremony in St. Louis, MO, 2007 - 3rd Place of 50 bands

Politics

Rosemount is located in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, represented by John Kline, a Republican, scoring 2.8% progressive on a range of issues[4] and 88% conservative based on 2006 House votes.[5]

Events

Despite the relatively small population of Rosemount, they are the only multiple-time hosts of the USA Broomball National Championships, welcoming competing teams in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005. Three different rinks in the area have been used to host games in the men's and co-rec divisions.

Notable natives and residents

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References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=06000US2502107665&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US25%7C05000US25021%7C06000US2502107665&_street=&_county=rosemount&_cityTown=rosemount&_state=04000US27&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=060&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=ACS_2007_3YR_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=
  4. ^ Grossman, Joshua. "ProgressivePunch Leading with the Left". All Issues. ProgressivePunch. http://www.progressivepunch.org/members.jsp?member=MN2. Retrieved 2007-09-08.  
  5. ^ "ACU Ratings of Congress, 2006". American Conservative Union. 2006. http://www.acuratings.org/2006all.htm#MN. Retrieved 2007-09-08.  

Coordinates: 44°44′22″N 93°07′33″W / 44.73944°N 93.12583°W / 44.73944; -93.12583

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