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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,908
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+15,224
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married42.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,621
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,204
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,691

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,912
% Above Poverty Level82.7%
% Below Poverty Level17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.4%
Median Gross Rent$935
Median House Value$119,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.8%
German7.7%
Irish3%
Czech3%
English2.6%
Polish2.4%
African1.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
Italian0.9%
Liberian0.6%
West Indian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Rosenberg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fort Bend County
Standard Zip Codes77471, 77469
Phone Area Codes281,832
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.54
Approximate Longitude-95.79

Rosenberg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSUGAR LAND
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationTHOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp59 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationPIERCE 1 E
Distance31.8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 80 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beasley656$51,818
Fairchilds904$85,500
Fulshear4,572$172,778
Orchard332$37,679
Pleak1,599$60,341
Richmond11,939$53,750

Rosenberg Public Schools

Alternative Learning Center
1708 Ave M
ZIP: 77471
(832) 223-0900
High
Total Enrollment 60
B F Terry H S
5500 Ave N
ZIP: 77471
(832) 223-3400
High
Total Enrollment 1787
Bowie El
2304 Bamore Rd
ZIP: 77471
(832) 223-1200
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Fort Bend Co Alter
3409 Ave F
ZIP: 77471
(281) 239-3431
Other
Total Enrollment 10
George J H
4601 Airport Rd
ZIP: 77471
(832) 223-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1036
Henry Wertheimer Middle
4240 Fm 723
ZIP: 77471
(832) 223-4100
Middle
Total Enrollment 613
J J Wessendorff Middle
5201 Mustang Ave
ZIP: 77471
(832) 223-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 456
Jackson El
301 Third St
ZIP: 77471
(832) 223-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Lamar Cons H S
4606 Mustang Ave
ZIP: 77471
(832) 223-3000
High
Total Enrollment 1513
Lamar J H
4814 Mustang Ave
ZIP: 77471
(832) 223-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 860
Navarro Middle
4700 Ave N
ZIP: 77471
(832) 223-3700
Middle
Total Enrollment 504
Taylor Ray El
2611 Ave N
ZIP: 77471
(832) 223-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
Travis El
2700 Ave K
ZIP: 77471
(832) 223-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 665

Rosenberg Private Schools

Holy Rosary Catholic School
1408 James St
ZIP: 77471
Elementary
Total Enrollment 179
Living Water Christian School
4808 Airport Ave
ZIP: 77471
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
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