Rosenberg, Texas

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Rosenberg is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Fort Bend County and is part of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 24,043 at the 2000 census. A census estimate from July 2006 places the population at 31,846. The community holds the Rosenberg Czech Fest on the first weekend in May and the Fort Bend County fair in October.[3]

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History

Rosenberg is named after Henry von Rosenberg who migrated from Switzerland to the United States in 1843. He was the first president of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad.[4]

Geography

Rosenberg is located at 29°33′9″N 95°48′18″W / 29.5525°N 95.805°W / 29.5525; -95.805 (29.552388, -95.804899)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.3 square miles (55.1 km²), of which, 21.2 square miles (55.0 km²) of it is land and 0.05% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 24,043 people, 7,933 households, and 5,973 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,131.7 people per square mile (436.8/km²). There were 8,438 housing units at an average density of 397.2/sq mi (153.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.69% White, 8.53% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 22.17% from other races, and 2.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.96% of the population.

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