Roseau, Minnesota

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Roseau, Minnesota

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High Points

Roseau strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Roseau Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Roseau Walking and Biking to Work
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Roseau Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Roseau College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Roseau, Minnesota

Comparing Roseau to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Senior Citizens 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Age of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Working at Home 5 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Housing Recently Built 7 7
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 5 6

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Roseau Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 144 miles N of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 292 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Roseau
Standard Zip Codes 56751
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.846
Longitude -95.762

Roseau Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ROSEAU 1 E
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp -11 to 9 F
Apr Temp 28 to 50 F
Jul Temp 56 to 77 F
Oct Temp 32 to 51 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp -10 to 12 F
Apr Temp 25 to 49 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 22 inches
Distance 39.1 miles
Jan Temp -10 to 11 F
Apr Temp 29 to 50 F
Jul Temp 57 to 78 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 21.8 inches
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Roseau Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,756 100%
Male 1,327 48.1%
Female 1,429 51.9%
Under 18 724 26.3%
18+ 2,032 73.7%
65+ 519 18.8%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 2.96
White 2,714 98.5%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 10 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.5%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 15 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.4%

Estimated Roseau Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,814
Growth 58
Growth % 2.1%

Roseau 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
Norwegian 39.4%
German 18.6%
Swedish 14.5%
Scandinavian 3.8%
Polish 3.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Irish 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
US/American 2%
French Canadian 1.4%
Italian 1.3%
Finnish 0.9%
Canadian 0.8%
Icelander 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
English 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Slovene 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Roseau, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pencer (56751)
Pinecreek (56751)
Ross (56751)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Roseau 2,756 $44,922
Badger 470 $35,833
Greenbush 784 $46,339
Warroad 1,722 $44,667

Roseau Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(218) 463-2500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Roseau High Schools (2004)

509 3RD ST. N.E.
Serves 706 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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