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Rose Township, Oakland County, Michigan

Rose Township, Michigan
Location within Oakland County (red) and an administered portion of the village of Holly (pink)
Location within Oakland County (red) and an administered portion of the village of Holly (pink)
Rose Township is located in Michigan
Rose Township
Rose Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°44′34″N 83°37′40″W / 42.74278°N 83.62778°W / 42.74278; -83.62778
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorDianne Scheib-Snider
 • Civil township36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Land35.0 sq mi (90.7 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)
991 ft (302 m)
 • Civil township6,250
 • Density170/sq mi (66/km2)
 • Metro
4,296,250 (Metro Detroit)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48350, 48430, 48442
Area code(s)248
FIPS code26-69580[1]
GNIS feature ID1627004[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Rose Township is a civil township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 6,250 at the 2010 census.[3]


A small part of the incorporated Village of Holly is within the Township and also has two unincorporated communities:


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94 km2), of which 35.0 square miles (91 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), or 3.71%, is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,210 people, 2,144 households, and 1,777 families residing in the township. The population density was 177.3 per square mile (68.5/km²). There were 2,277 housing units at an average density of 65.0 per square mile (25.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.13% White, 0.89% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population.

There were 2,144 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 12.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $66,401, and the median income for a family was $68,627. Males had a median income of $51,410 versus $36,081 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,983. About 2.8% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 and over.

News & Media

Rose Township is served by the Tri-County Times for print news, and the Holly Herald-Citizen for online news.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rose Township, Oakland County, Michigan
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Rose township, Oakland County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
  4. ^ "Oakland County" (PDF). County Map series. Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. August 5, 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rose Center Station (historical),Michigan. Citing: Walker, Mike. SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America-Great Lakes East. 31-Dec-1996.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rose Center Post Office (historical),Michigan. Citing: Ellis, David M. Michigan Postal History, The Post Offices 1805-1986. 12-Dec-1993.
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rose Corners,Michigan & GNIS in Google Maps