Rose City, Texas

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Rose City is a city three miles east of Beaumont in Orange County, Texas, United States. The population was 519 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BeaumontPort Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Rose City is located at 30°6′18″N 94°3′20″W / 30.105°N 94.05556°W / 30.105; -94.05556 (30.105080, -94.055689)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all of it land.


In 1950, an oilfield called Rose Hill was discovered just south of the town plat which yielded large quantities of crude oil and gas.[4] The oil field along with sand and gravel pits would provide revenue for the area. In 1973, the town's voters elected to incorporate.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 519 people, 190 households, and 126 families residing in the city. The population density was 301.3 people per square mile (116.5/km²). There were 215 housing units at an average density of 124.8/sq mi (48.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.52% White, 0.58% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 4.43% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.40% of the population.

There were 190 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

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