Rosa is located in Blount County in the northeastern part of the state. It has a mayor/council form of government.
Rosa is a small town associated with neighboring Oneonta, the seat of Blount County. The town incorporated in 1969.
According to 2020 Census estimates, Rosa recorded a population of 988. Of that number, 98.9 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 7.7 percent as Hispanic, and 0.8 percent as African American. The town’s median household income was $24,754, and the per capita income was $21,526.
According to 2020 Census estimates, the workforce in Rosa was divided among the following industrial categories:
- Educational services and health care and social assistance (29.0 percent)
- Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (25.3 percent)
- Construction (16.2 percent)
- Manufacturing (11.6 percent)
- Retail trade (5.0 percent)
- Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (4.6 percent)
- Other services, except public administration (2.9 percent)
- Public administration (2.5 percent)
- Wholesale trade (2.1 percent)
- Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (0.8 percent)
There are no schools in Rosa. Students attend Blount County schools. Wallace State Community College maintains a campus in nearby Oneonta.
U.S. Highway 231 runs northwest-southeast through the town, and County Road 33 runs southwest from the western portion of the town.
Events and Places of Interest
The historic Easley Covered Bridge, constructed in the 1920s, is located just south of town. Blount County and Palisades Park and the Calvert Prong of the Little Warrior River, which runs through the town, offer a variety of outdoor recreational activities.
- The Heritage of Blount County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 1999.