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Roseau, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Roseau is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Roseau County at latitude 48.8444 and longitude -95.7623. Roseau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,050 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Roseau, but most people and references simply refer to it as Roseau, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Roseau indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Roseau (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Roseau: City of Roseau.

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Roseau, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,642
Population in Households 2,557
Population in Familes 2,002
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 988
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,153
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 690
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 770 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 383 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $86,645
Average Home Value $91,515


Median Household Income $51,099
Average Household Income $60,843
Per Capita Income $26,619
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.08% -0.05%
Households 0.23% 0.12%
Families 0.27% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Roseau, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roseau to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 223 75th
Population Density1 # 284 69th
Diversity Index2 # 677 25th
Median Household Income # 480 47th
Per Capita Income # 387 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.