Roscommon (/rɒsˈkɒmən/) is a village in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 1,075. In 2017, the population was estimated at 1,053. Roscommon is the county seat of Roscommon County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.50 square miles (3.88 km), of which 1.49 square miles (3.86 km) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km) is water.
Roscommon is within close proximity of three state parks: South Higgins Lake State Park, North Higgins Lake State Park, and Hartwick Pines State Park. A 160-acre (65 ha) parcel within the Au Sable State Forest, referred to as the Roscommon Red Pines, is eight miles (12 km) east of Roscommon. It is an old-growth stand of red pines.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,075 people, 423 households, and 233 families residing in the village. The population density was 721.5 inhabitants per square mile (278.6/km). There were 507 housing units at an average density of 340.3 per square mile (131.4/km). The racial makeup of the village was 95.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.
There were 423 households of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.4% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.9% were non-families. 42.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.88.
The median age in the village was 43.6 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 22.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,133 people, 436 households, and 235 families residing in the village. The population density was 695.1 per square mile (268.4/km²). There were 491 housing units at an average density of 301.2 per square mile (116.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.03% White, 1.24% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.44% Asian, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.
There were 436 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.9% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the village, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $28,229, and the median income for a family was $33,929. Males had a median income of $29,844 versus $18,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,746. About 19.3% of families and 21.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.