Census Data

The Face of Roseville
Census data are in, and we are learning how Roseville has changed and how we have stayed the same.
  • Roseville’s population dropped by 30 people even though the number of housing units increased
  • The city is more ethnically diverse, and
  • Our household and family sizes have generally stayed the same
Our median age increased slightly. The baby boom generation (ages 45 to 64) grew significantly in comparison to other age groups. At the same time, the number of children under five years old grew. The Roseville and Mounds View school districts have seen an increase in enrollment in recent years and expect that trend to continue.

Lifetime Housing Options

The City Council and staff have been studying the census data. The data show an increase in total housing units and an increase in vacant housing. Roseville is ahead of the curve in preparing for the aging of our population, encouraging lifetime housing options and encouraging new families to move into the community. Recently the Urban Landscape Institute gave the Council and others a presentation Navigating the New Normal which you can view via webstreaming.

Elderly Residents
Roseville has a high percentage of people living alone - more than 35% compared to 27.5% in the Twin Cities metro area. More than 20% of Roseville residents are 65 years old and older, compared with 10.7% in the metro area.

Find more information about Roseville on the US Census Bureau’s website. In the quick start section under geography, type “Roseville, Minnesota” to get data.

Category
2000 Numbers
2010 Numbers
Total Population
33,690
33,660
African American or Black
945
2,083
American Indian
108
168
Asian
1,646
2,442
Caucasian
30,150
27,369
Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander
28
11
Two or more races
557
913
Some other race
256
674
Hispanic/Latino**
664
1,551



Total Housing Units
14,917
15,490
Owner occupied
9,848
9,831
Renter occupied
4,750
4,792
Vacant housing
319
867
Average household size
2.2
2.2
Average family size
2.82
2.87
Living Alone
33.6%
35.3%



Age


Under 5 years
1,542
1,754
5 to 17 years
4,599
4,501
18 to 44 years
12,754
11,659
45 to 64 years
7,967
8,961
65 and older
6,828
6,785
Median age*
41
42.1

* This measure divides the age distribution into two equal parts: one-half of the population is below and 1/2 above the median age.
**Included in numbers above - Participants self-identified with specific race in addition to identifying Hispanic / Latino heritage.