Rosemount is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States, in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. The population was 21,874 at the 2010 census. Rosemount was established as a township in 1858 and incorporated as a city in 1972, encompassing the old village of Rosemount and Pine Bend. According to the city’s website, there was some debate over whether to name the township Saratoga or Rosemount, with the latter finally being chosen to reflect the town’s Irish heritage, and to remain in keeping with the name given to the post office a few years earlier. Rosemount is home to the Pine Bend Refinery, which is the largest oil refinery in Minnesota and the 14th-largest in the United States. Rosemount was also home to a military gunpowder plant in the 1940s called Gopher Ordnance Works. Now, all that remains are the walls.
In the city, the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $65,916, and the median income for a family was $68,929 (these figures had risen to $83,826 and $90,644 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $45,567 versus $33,247 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,116. About 2.2% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.
Rosemount is located in Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district, represented by Jason Lewis, a Republican, scoring 2.8% progressive on a range of issues and 88% conservative based on 2006 House votes.
State Representative: Anna Wills (Republican)
State Senator: Greg Clausen (Democrat)
County Commissioner: District 4 Joe Atkins, District 7 Chris Gerlach (Republican)
Mayor: Bill Droste (Republican)
Council: Shaun Nelson, Mark DeBettignes, Heidi Freske, Jeff Weisensel
City Administrator: Logan Martin
Assistant City Administrator: Emmy Foster
Despite the relatively small population of Rosemount, they are the only multiple-time hosts of the USA Broomball National Championships, welcoming competing teams in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005. Three different rinks in the area have been used to host games in the men’s and co-rec divisions. Rosemount also holds Leprechaun Days, a 10-day-long community festival with many events.
Rosemount Elementary School
Shannon Park Elementary School
Rosemount Middle School
Rosemount High School
Saint Joseph Catholic School
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