Introduction to Rosenberg, Texas

Rosenberg, Texas, in Fort Bend county, is 11 miles W of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center) and 30 miles SW of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Houston metropolitan area. Rosenberg contains a population of approximately 24,043.

Rosenberg History

Stephen F. Austin was the first white settler who pitched camp in this region in 1823. By the 1830s, this area had become a shipping point on the Brazos River but did not have a name. It was later named Rosenberg, after Henry von Rosenberg, who, in 1843, migrated to the United States from Switzerland. He went on to become the first president of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad. Rosenberg had its first post office in 1881.

Rosenberg and nearby Attractions

  • Challenger Learning Center
  • Brazos Bend State Park
  • Fort Bend Museum
  • George Ranch Historical Park
  • Rosenberg Railroad Museum
  • The George Observatory

Things To Do In Rosenberg

The Brazos Bend State Park occupies a huge 4,897-acre area and supports an abundant and varied wildlife population. Picnic areas and campsites can be found among moss-draped and huge live oaks. Trails run through hardwood forests of pecans and oaks and along the lakes. The Fort Bend County Fair is one of the biggest and most popular fairs in Texas and is primarily focused on youth education. Further, there a number of museums that provide information on local history and parks with standard facilities for recreation.

Rosenberg Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Rosenberg Higher Education

Houston Baptist University, Rice University, University of St Thomas, and Houston Community College System offer courses for higher studies.


Total Population 33,600
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 14,945
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 41.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.9%
Median Earnings25+ $29,846
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,401
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,551


Median Family Income $51,291
% Above Poverty Level 79.3%
% Below Poverty Level 20.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $907
Median House Value $111,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 71.1%
US/American 0%
English 2.9%
Irish 3.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rosenberg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles W of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles SW of Houston, Texas
County Fort Bend
Standard Zip Codes 77471
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.556
Longitude -95.808

Rosenberg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 59 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station PIERCE 1 E
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 80 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 58 to 82 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Booth (77469)

Clodine (77469)

Crabb (77469)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beasley 572 $50,078
Fairchilds 817 $78,750
Fulshear 3,228 $182,917

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Rosenberg High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

A Title I School.
Serves 1,640 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

5500 AVE N
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,567 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

A Special Education School
Serves 28 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

1708 AVE M
A Non-traditional School
Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.7

3403 AVE F
A Non-traditional School
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.7

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