Roland, Arkansas

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Population in 2010: 746.
Males: 392  (52.6%)
Females: 354  (47.4%)
Median resident age:

52.1 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,043
Roland:

$52,043
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,430

Roland CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $157,900
Roland:

$157,900
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $229,261; detached houses: $229,654

Median gross rent in 2019: $660.

March 2019 cost of living index in Roland: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.0%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Roland, Arkansas as of September 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Roland is 231 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (40.8%), British (23.9%), Irish (16.2%), Pennsylvania German (9.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 284 feet

23 residents are foreign born (3.9% Europe).

This place:

3.9%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Little Rock, AR (14.8 miles , pop. 183,133).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (143.9 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (286.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Natural Steps, AR (1.7 miles ),
Maumelle, AR (2.5 miles ),
Mayflower, AR (2.5 miles ),
Fourche, AR (3.1 miles),
Bigelow, AR (3.2 miles ),
Cammack Village, AR (3.5 miles ),
Conway, AR (3.6 miles ),
Houston, AR (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 34.90 N, Longitude: 92.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 501

Distribution of median household income in Roland, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Roland, AR in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.4%
Arkansas:

5.7%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.2. This is about average.

City:

67.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.286. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.286
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.32. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.32
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.614. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.614
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Roland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 155% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/10/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Roland place center killed 6 people and injured 200 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 19.3 miles away from the place center killed 10 people and injured 40 people.

Earthquake activity:

Roland-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 500% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 26.7 miles away from Roland center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 27.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.0 miles away from Roland center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 270.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 132.8 miles away from Roland center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pulaski County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 19, Floods: 16, Tornadoes: 13, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Roland:

  • CHARTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM OF LR (Hospital, about 7 miles away; MAUMELLE, AR)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LITTLE ROCK, AR)
  • CARENETWORK OF LITTLE ROCK (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; LITTLE ROCK, AR)
  • PINNACLE POINTE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; LITTLE ROCK, AR)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; LITTLE ROCK, AR)
  • FMCNA - LITTLE ROCK DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; LITTLE ROCK, AR)
  • CONWAY HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CONWAY, AR)

Amtrak station near Roland:

  • 16 miles: LITTLE ROCK (MARKHAM & VICTORY STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roland:

  • University of Central Arkansas (about 13 miles; Conway, AR; Full-time enrollment: 9,972)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 14 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 15 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 37 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • National Park Community College (about 45 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 46 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)
  • Harding University (about 50 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Roland: Lake Maumelle Fire Department (A), Lake Maumelle Volunteer Fire Department District 8 Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rainey Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Pulaski County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Roland that have no violations reported:

  • MAUMELLE WATER CORPORATION (Population served: 2,253, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.7%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Roland:

Marital status in Roland, AR
  • Never married: 10.8%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.1%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Roland:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Roland, AR (based on Pulaski County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant128,692351
Mainline Protestant38,72982
Catholic23,96015
Black Protestant21,57575
Other9,11231
Orthodox3983
None160,282-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 73
Pulaski County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Pulaski County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 25
Here:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 171
This county:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 306
This county:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pulaski County:

27.0%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pulaski County:

11.5%
Arkansas:

13.6%

6.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,911 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,405 average AGI)
Pulaski County:

0.20%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Saline County, AR  0.65% ($44,914 average AGI)
from Faulkner County, AR  0.48% ($42,227)
from Lonoke County, AR  0.44% ($38,399)


6.93% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($859 average AGI)
Pulaski County:

0.12%
Arkansas average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Saline County, AR  0.86% ($46,593 average AGI)
to Lonoke County, AR  0.60% ($41,441)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.45% ($47,401)

Strongest AM radio stations in Roland:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDXE (1380 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RADIO DISNEY AM 1380, LLC)
  • KLRG (1150 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KITA (1440 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KITA, INCORPORATED)
  • KCON (1230 AM; 1 kW; CONWAY, AR; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEE OF THE UNIV. OF CEN)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KJBN (1050 AM; 1 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: JOSHUA MINISTRIES & COMM.DEVELOP COR)
  • KLIH (1250 AM; 2 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KCAB (980 AM; 5 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roland:

  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KURB (98.5 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDJE (100.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMJX (105.1 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUAR (89.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. OF ARKANSAS)
  • KABF (88.3 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • KWLR (96.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHKN (106.7 FM; BENTON, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLAL (107.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDRE (101.1 FM; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOKY (102.1 FM; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKZR (93.3 FM; BRYANT, AR; Owner: ABG ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KCJC (102.3 FM; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KASR (92.7 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CREATIVE MEDIA INCORPORATED)
  • KIPR (92.3 FM; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUCA (91.3 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS)

TV broadcast stations around Roland:

  • KTHV (Channel 11; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KLRT-TV (Channel 16; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KARK-TV (Channel 4; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KARK-TV, INC.)
  • KWBF (Channel 42; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKYK-LP (Channel 22; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • KHTE-LP (Channel 44; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K27FF (Channel 27; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K34FH (Channel 34; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KLRA-LP (Channel 58; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KHUG-LP (Channel 14; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK TV-14, L.L.C.)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJLR-LP (Channel 28; LITTLE ROCK, ETC., AR; Owner: COWSERT FAMILY, L.L.C.)
  • K55GE (Channel 55; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK INC.)
  • KVTN (Channel 25; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KZJG-LP (Channel 13; LITTLE ROCK, ETC., AR; Owner: COWSERT FAMILY, L.L.C.)

Roland fatal accident list:

Jul 10, 2009 05:45 AM, Sr-300-02, Lat: 34.917194, Lon: -92.495442, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 6, 2007 09:10 PM, Sr-300-02, Lat: 34.908094, Lon: -92.550858, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.1mTotal length
  • $923,000Total costs
  • 17,643Total average daily traffic
  • 175Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,578Total future (year 2004) average daily traffic
New bridges in Roland, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Roland, AR

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Roland)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rt 1 Box 34 (Lat: 34.848694 Lon: -92.489056), Call Sign: WYD400,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5400 MHz, 46.5600 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2014, Expiration Date: 02/27/2024, Registrant: Arkansas State Park, 1 Capitol Mall, 4b.206, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: (501) 682-8060, Fax: (501) 682-1199, Email:
  • Lat: 34.878778 Lon: -92.673028, Call Sign: WPXK228,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.137 MHz, 461.112 MHz, 464.537 MHz, 467.912 MHz, 457.137 MHz, 467.850 MHz, Grant Date: 02/13/2013, Expiration Date: 04/21/2023, Certifier: John Mills, Registrant: Mj Communications, 230 Newman Dr, North Little Rock, AR 72117, Phone: (501) 945-9307, Fax: (501) 945-0333, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • HIGH POINT, Ross Hollow Road (088770 / High Point) (Lat: 34.931639 Lon: -92.520056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 99.1 m, Overall height: 108.8 m, Call Sign: WQIJ752,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2008, Expiration Date: 02/28/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/28/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Roland)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Roland)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 24. The highest number of reported fires - 45 took place in 2017, and the least - 9 in 2009. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Roland, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (59.2%), and Structure Fires (26.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Roland, AR
    • 22359.2%Outside Fires
    • 10126.8%Structure Fires
    • 4010.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 133.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Roland, AR
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Roland, AR
  • 48.7%Electricity
  • 41.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Roland, AR
  • 100.0%Electricity


Roland compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 12 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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