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Roscommon County, Michigan
Map of Michigan highlighting Roscommon County
Location in the state of Michigan
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Michigan's location in the U.S.
Founded 1840
Seat Roscommon
 • Total 579.84 sq mi (1,502 km2)
 • Land 521.40 sq mi (1,350 km2)
 • Water 58.44 sq mi (151 km2), 10.08%
 • (2010) 24,449
 • Density 49/sq mi (19/km²)
Au Sable Township
Richfield Township
Roscommon Township
Nester Township
Eggleston School
Backus Township
Denton Township
Gerrish Township
Higgins Township
Lake Township
Lyon Township
Markey Township
Higgins Lake
Houghton Lake Heights
Houghton Lake
St. Helen
Higgins Lake
Houghton Lake
Lake St. Helen
Roscommon County – Blodgett Memorial Airport
S. Higgins Lake State Park
Census Pop.
1880 1,459
1890 2,033 39.3%
1900 1,787 −12.1%
1910 2,274 27.3%
1920 2,032 −10.6%
1930 2,055 1.1%
1940 3,668 78.5%
1950 5,916 61.3%
1960 7,200 21.7%
1970 9,892 37.4%
1980 16,374 65.5%
1990 19,776 20.8%
2000 25,469 28.8%
2010 24,449 −4.0%
Est. 2012 24,106 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2012 Estimate
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Packing Options
  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
  • Do It Yourself Packing - Rose can provide boxes and materials to make your job as easy as possible.
Basic Household Moving Services
  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Belleville MI 48111
Great Experience
We moved from Michigan to Colorado and the experience was nothing short of great! The crew who loaded our stuff to put into storage was extremely professional. The team lead even saw the stress in my face and put me at ease by saying, "Don't worry, this is easy! It'll be great!" That really helped! The crew who unloaded our stuff in Colorado was top notch as well. Very friendly and professional. Jim and Beverly were both very responsive and great to work with. I would definitely recommend Rose!
August 08, 2017
My move with Rose moving was the best…
My move with Rose moving was the best move i have had. Having moved twice before with North American and Bekins, there was no comparison. My salesman, Jim Stafford was professional and very knowlagable. He came back to home twice to make sure we had an accurate quote. He was very patient with my long list of questions. They were not the cheapest mover by far but, I have learned the hard way, that you get what you pay for in this industry. Steve K(the driver) and his guys protected my home like it was their own. My furniture was wrapped before it left my house. Not a scratch on anything. To top it off Rose sent in a cleaning crew after the loading process. The office at Rose was great with any questions that I had. If I move from Chicago it will be with Rose Moving. They are true professionals. Thank again Rose, I will refer you to anyone I know moving!!!!!!
January 16, 2013
Honest, Caring and Considerate Movers
Jim Stafford and his staff representing Allied Van Lines were spectacular! My move from MI to CA went smooth from start to finish with the most honest, caring and considerate guys I have ever met! The quote was right on, no extra charges, on time for both pick-up and delivery with phone calls in between just checking to see if we needed anything more.  Not one item was damaged or broken from 60 boxes and 8 rooms of furniture!  The team of packers and drivers were very quick and so very kind!  Hardest working teams I have ever seen in the moving business!!
September 07, 2011
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Roscommon (Get Moving Estimate for Roscommon, MI) is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,449. The county seat is Roscommon (Roscommon, Michigan Relocation Company). Both the county and county seat are commonly referred to by locals as "Rosco".


  • Roscommon (Get Moving Estimate for Roscommon, MI) was originally part of Midland County, which was organized in 1850. It remained part of Midland County until it was separated in 1874. Roscommon (Get Movers Estimate for Roscommon, MI) was named after County Roscommon, Ireland. See
  • There are three official Michigan historical markers in the county. They are:
    • Gerrish
    • Pioneer House
    • Terney House

  • Roscommon (Roscommon, MI Moving Reviews) is home to the Firemen's Memorial Festival which began is 1979 in honor of the fallen heroes. It is held on the third weekend in September, Thursday through Sunday.


Geographic features

Glaciers shaped the area. A large portion of the area is the so-called Grayling (Grayling, MI Movers) outwash plain, which consists of broad outwash plain including sandy ice-disintegration ridges; jack pine barrens, some white pine-red pine forest, and northern hardwood forest. Large lakes were created by glacial action.

  • The Roscommon (Roscommon, MI Movers) Virgin Pine Stand is a 160-acre (650,000 m2) parcel within the Au Sable State Forest,8 miles (12 km) north of St. Helen, Michigan, (Location 8 miles east of Roscommon (Roscommon, MI Moving Company), off Sunset Drive) is an old-growth stand of red pine, which includes a former national champion red pine.


Adjacent counties

Local attractions and activities

The community is centered in the area of two very large lakes, in the middle of large state forests. Wildlife are nearby, including bear, deer, eagles, Kirtland's Warblers, and turkeys. Local attractions and activities include:

  • Birding
  • Bluegill Festival each summer in St. Helen.
  • Boating, Paddling (canoe and kayak)
  • Bakery- Ausable Baking Company and Creamery is a great place to stop and get pastries, coffees and much more to take on the go or sit and enjoy. [2]
  • Gym-The Craft Center of roscommon has a lot of great equipment and personal trainers for all your workout needs. [3]
  • Fishing, particularly trout fishing.
  • Fireman's Memorial- In honor of all the men and women who are firefighters, theres a lot of activities at the fair grounds. [4]
  • Firehouse Restaurant
  • Freds Bowling alley is a place to enjoy a nice dinner, play some pool and play cosmic or regular bowling.
  • Forest Dunes Golf Course, 11th ranked public golf course according to Golf Digest. Sangomore's Restaurant serves great food and have respectful workers.
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kirtland Warbler Habitat and Festival is to the north, a must for avid bird-watchers.
  • Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail passes through the area. It runs from Empire to Oscoda (Oscoda, MI Mover Reviews), but also to points north and south. It is a 500-mile interconnected system of trails.
  • Nordic skiing
  • ORV and groomed snowmobile trails.
  • Restaurants (The Hen House is the perfect place to go when you're looking for a home cooked meal at a good price!)
  • Saint Helen (Saint Helen, MI Relocation) Power Sports is a great place to purchase many vehicles you would love to ride in the backwoods or back-roads.
  • Sailing
  • Tip-up-town winter festival, Houghton Lake (Houghton Lake, MI Moving Reviews) last two weekends in January.


Where you need a ride around town or even around the county Roscommon (Get Moving Quote for Roscommon, MI) Transit Authority will be there on the other side of the phone to come pick you up and drop you off! Their phone number is (989)366-5309.


Some popular schools in Roscommon (Get Movers Cost for Roscommon, MI) is the Charlton Heston Academy, Roscommon Area School District, Houghton Lake Community Schools, and Kirtland Community College.



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As of the census of 2000, there were 25,469 people, 11,250 households, and 7,616 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 23,109 housing units at an average density of 44 per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.99% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.4% were of German, 12.7% English, 9.9% Irish, 9.2% Polish, 9.2% American and 6.7% French ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.2% spoke English as their first language. Those citing "American" ancestry in Roscommon (Get Relocation Cost for Roscommon, MI) are of overwhelmingly English extraction, however most English Americans identify simply as having American ancestry because their roots have been in North America for so long, in some cases since the 1600s.

There were 11,250 households out of which 21.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 28.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.00% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 21.40% from 25 to 44, 29.30% from 45 to 64, and 23.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,029, and the median income for a family was $35,757. Males had a median income of $31,878 versus $20,549 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,837. About 8.60% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.90% of those under age 18 and 6.50% of those age 65 or over.


The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

Roscommon (Get Moving Quote for Roscommon, MI) elected officials

  • Prosecuting Attorney: Mark Jernigan
  • Sheriff: Randy Stevenson
  • County Clerk/Register of Deeds: Ann M. Bonk
  • County Treasurer: Julie Dworzynski
  • Drain Commissioner: Sheridan (Sheridan, MI Relocation Company) Cole

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