Rose City, Michigan

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Rose City, Michigan

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High Points

Rose City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Rose City Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Rose City Walking and Biking to Work
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 19% Rose City Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Rose City, Michigan

Comparing Rose City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Age of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 7
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
People Above Poverty 2 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 9 8
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Housing Recently Built 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 9
Low Violent Crime 2 1

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Rose City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 154 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Ogemaw
Standard Zip Codes 48654
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.421
Longitude -84.127

Rose City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LUPTON 1 S
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 27 F
Apr Temp 28 to 55 F
Jul Temp 52 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
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Rose City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 721 100%
Male 325 45.1%
Female 396 54.9%
Under 18 190 26.4%
18+ 531 73.6%
65+ 190 26.4%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 3.16
White 694 96.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.8%
Other 7 1%
Mixed Race 13 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.4%

Estimated Rose City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 715
Growth -6
Growth % -0.8%

Rose City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 21.4%
English 13.7%
Irish 10.7%
US/American 9.4%
French (except Basque) 9.4%
Polish 7.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
Italian 4.5%
French Canadian 3.2%
Hungarian 2.8%
Scottish 2.6%
Swedish 1.7%
Scandinavian 1.5%
Norwegian 1.3%
Belgian 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
European 0.9%
British 0.6%
Canadian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Romanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rose City 721 $31,042
Prescott 286 $30,000
Roscommon 1,133 $33,929
West Branch 1,926 $35,385
Whittemore 476 $26,375

Rose City Public Libraries

Ogemaw District Library
107 W. MAIN ST
Rose City, Michigan
(989) 685-3300
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