Roland, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 1,254 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 586  (46.7%)
Females: 668  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50236.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $84,964 (it was $47,461 in 2000)
Roland:

$84,964
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,392 (it was $18,165 in 2000)

Roland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $157,481 (it was $97,400 in 2000)
Roland:

$157,481
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $224,817; detached houses: $236,841; townhouses or other attached units: $227,444; in 2-unit structures: $176,193; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,156; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $137,174; mobile homes: $43,163

Median gross rent in 2019: $615.

March 2019 cost of living index in Roland: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.4%
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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Roland, Iowa as of October 04, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Roland is 1,323 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (29.6%), Norwegian (27.1%), English (10.0%), Irish (4.8%), European (4.7%), American (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/29/1891

Elevation: 1025 feet

Land area: 1.08 square miles.

Population density: 1,158 people per square mile   (low).

Roland, Iowa map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,334 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,973 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (11.7 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (144.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (300.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Story City, IA (2.2 miles ),
McCallsburg, IA (2.4 miles ),
Randall, IA (2.7 miles),
Garden City, IA (2.8 miles),
Gilbert, IA (2.9 miles ),
Zearing, IA (3.2 miles ),
Nevada, IA (3.2 miles ),
Radcliffe, IA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 42.17 N, Longitude: 93.50 W

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Roland, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Roland, IA in 2019
Roland satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $280,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $161,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $259,200
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $227,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $284,900
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $223,200
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $229,500
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $182,100
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $278,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Roland, IA residents
Average permit cost in Roland, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +282 (+27.1%).
Most common industries in Roland, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.6%)
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Machinery (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Machinery (9.9%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.5%)
  • Health care (17.6%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Roland, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Child care workers (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)

Average climate in Roland, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Roland, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Roland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the Roland city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roland-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 179% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 437.3 miles away from Roland center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 391.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 273.4 miles away from Roland center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 375.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 391.8 miles away from Roland center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 242.1 miles away from Roland center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Story County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Roland:

  • BETHANY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; STORY CITY, IA)
  • STORY CITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; STORY CITY, IA)
  • THE ABINGTON ON GRAND (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; AMES, IA)
  • AMES MARY GREELEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; AMES, IA)
  • ZEARING HEALTH CARE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ZEARING, IA)
  • NEVADA #3 (Hospital, about 12 miles away; NEVADA, IA)
  • NEVADA #2 (Hospital, about 12 miles away; NEVADA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roland:

  • Iowa State University (about 13 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 33 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 40 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 43 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 59 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 63 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 72 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)

Public elementary/middle school in Roland:

See full list of schools located in Roland

Library in Roland:

  • ROLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $77,802; Location: 218 N MAIN ST; 14,179 books; 566 audio materials; 2,471 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 68 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Roland: Roland Response Team (A), Roland Fire Department (B), Roland City Hall (C), Roland Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Roland include: Story City Evangelical Free Church (A), Bergen Lutheran Church (B), Salem Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Roland: Erickson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Story County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.4%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Roland (2011 data):

  • First American Bank: Roland Branch at 120 North Main, branch established on 1987/05/11. Info updated 2007/01/10: Bank assets: $1,369.8 mil, Deposits: $1,095.9 mil, headquarters in Fort Dodge, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Stark Bank Group, Ltd.

For population 15 years and over in Roland:

Marital status in Roland, IA
  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Roland:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 0.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Roland
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Roland, IA (based on Story County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant18,81137
Evangelical Protestant14,23354
Catholic8,8256
Other2,07113
Orthodox211
None45,581-
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: 10
Story County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Story County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Story County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Here:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
Story County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.5%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.2%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Story County:

9.9%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.4%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Roland:

51.0%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Roland:

28.0
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.5%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.8%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Roland:

31.1%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

59.4%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Roland:

84.1%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Roland, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,981$47,7720$0
Water Supply 1$4,389$52,6681$492
Sewerage 1$2,194$26,3281$492
Streets and Highways 1$4,380$52,5600$0
Local Libraries 1$2,930$35,1602$1,918
Totals for Government 5$17,874$42,8984$2,901

Roland government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $418,000 ($333.33)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $291,000 ($232.06)
    Sewerage: $218,000 ($173.84)
    Water Utilities: $212,000 ($169.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $98,000 ($78.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $96,000 ($76.56)
    Libraries: $92,000 ($73.37)
    Police Protection: $73,000 ($58.21)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($26.32)
    General Public Buildings: $30,000 ($23.92)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($23.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000 ($20.73)
    Health - Other: $18,000 ($14.35)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($3.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($1.59)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($0.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($22.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $289,000 ($230.46)

Roland government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $270,000 ($215.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $112,000 ($89.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($23.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $38,000 ($30.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $125,000 ($99.68)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($11.96)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($5.58)
    Rents: $6,000 ($4.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $230,000 ($183.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $159,000 ($126.79)
    Other: $135,000 ($107.66)
  • Tax - Property: $414,000 ($330.14)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $183,000 ($145.93)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,000 ($4.78)

Roland government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $691,000 ($551.04)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $691,000 ($551.04)

Roland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,623,000 ($1294.26)

8.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  1.49% ($43,210 average AGI)
from Boone County, IA  0.57% ($38,804)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.23% ($54,397)


10.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.04%
Iowa average:

6.23%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($319 average AGI)
Story County:

0.07%
Iowa average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  2.52% ($47,510 average AGI)
to Boone County, IA  0.73% ($48,477)
to Dallas County, IA  0.27% ($43,646)

Strongest AM radio stations in Roland:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KASI (1430 AM; 1 kW; AMES, IA)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roland:

  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K206AW (89.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KDAO-FM (99.5 FM; ELDORA, IA; Owner: ELDORA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K290AJ (105.9 FM; GILBERT, IA; Owner: MAJESTIC AIRWAVES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Roland:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 164ft / 49.6mTotal length
  • 36,035Total average daily traffic
  • 6,257Total average daily truck traffic
  • 36,035Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Roland, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 41910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Roland, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, 229 E Ash (Lat: 42.170528 Lon: -93.500194), Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: WNTJ816,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.306 MHz, 952.306 MHz, Grant Date: 04/10/2001, Expiration Date: 06/13/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/13/2011, Phone: (515) 388-4341
  • Kappelman, Roland Ia (Lat: 42.136306 Lon: -93.551556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 92.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQIZ802,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.79 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/30/2008, Expiration Date: 06/30/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/30/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • S14, 1000 Ft W Of 13585 620th Avenue (Lat: 42.158306 Lon: -93.467056), Type: Silo, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 44.2 m, Call Sign: WQUK280,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/30/2014, Expiration Date: 07/30/2024, Certifier: Brian Gates, Registrant: Key Coop, 13585 620th Avenue, Roland, IA 50236, Phone: (515) 388-4341, Email:
  • ROLAND, 213 E Heise St (Lat: 42.161139 Lon: -93.499528), Type: Tank, Structure height: 43.6 m, Call Sign: WQYC604,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2016, Expiration Date: 08/17/2026, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BEECH 19A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 16BD, N16BD, N-16BD, Serial Number: MB-456, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 08/02/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 11/02/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas E Lambert, Po Box 535, Roland, IA 50236
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGU 2-22E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 9904J, N9904J, N-9904J, Serial Number: 239, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 03/16/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 06/29/2017
    Registrant (Individual): David E Kuydendall, 12652 590th Ave, Roland, IA 50236

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$83,7001$81,6603$152,393
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$72,390
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Roland, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Roland, IA - Value
Most common first names in Roland, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1269.8 years
Clarence572.8 years
Clara594.4 years
Mabel581.2 years
Arthur488.0 years
Albert485.3 years
William483.5 years
Frances476.7 years
John477.5 years
Myrtle478.2 years
Most common last names in Roland, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Twedt1483.8 years
Anderson1179.2 years
Johnson1179.2 years
Larson979.6 years
Thompson881.5 years
Jacobson883.2 years
Hanson780.7 years
Holland686.7 years
Nelson683.5 years
Martens584.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Roland, IA
  • 90.3%Utility gas
  • 7.2%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Roland, IA
  • 56.5%Utility gas
  • 43.5%Electricity


Roland compared to Iowa 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Roland on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Jerry Handsaker (3)
  • Marcus D. Woster (2)
  • Jerrold Handsaker (1)
  • Innovative Lighting, Inc. (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2022.