Rolla, Missouri

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Population in 2019: 20,431 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +24.8%
 
Males: 11,291  (55.3%)
Females: 9,140  (44.7%)
Median resident age:

26.2 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 65559.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,921 (it was $26,479 in 2000)
Rolla:

$38,921
MO:

$57,409

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,366 (it was $15,916 in 2000)

Rolla city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $140,107 (it was $75,400 in 2000)
Rolla:

$140,107
MO:

$168,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $196,589; detached houses: $210,100; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $35,456; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $88,567; mobile homes: $60,352

Median gross rent in 2019: $740.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rolla: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 28.8%
(24.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.7% for Black residents, 64.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 23.2% for other race residents, 45.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rolla, MO (2019)
    • 17,10184.3%White alone
    • 1,3776.8%Asian alone
    • 7163.5%Black alone
    • 5452.7%Hispanic
    • 4592.3%Two or more races
    • 630.3%Other race alone
    • 480.2%American Indian alone

Races in Rolla detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 67 registered sex offenders living in Rolla, Missouri as of October 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rolla is 299 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Rolla by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.0)
2
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(39.2)
6
(33.0)
6
(32.1)
2
(10.7)
8
(43.1)
2
(10.2)
4
(20.5)
6
(30.2)
15
(75.5)
17
(85.0)
11
(54.7)
18
(89.3)
30
(147.2)
16
(78.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(78.4)
14
(76.9)
17
(90.9)
11
(58.9)
22
(118.4)
17
(86.6)
10
(51.2)
9
(45.4)
12
(60.4)
8
(40.0)
8
(39.8)
14
(69.5)
7
(34.3)
6
(29.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
58
(325.0)
61
(335.0)
27
(144.4)
53
(283.9)
67
(360.7)
57
(290.4)
40
(204.7)
50
(252.0)
81
(407.5)
83
(415.1)
62
(308.6)
80
(397.1)
84
(412.1)
87
(424.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
158
(885.3)
151
(829.3)
141
(753.9)
137
(733.8)
145
(780.6)
114
(580.7)
108
(552.6)
76
(383.1)
108
(543.4)
81
(405.1)
112
(557.4)
114
(565.8)
102
(500.4)
164
(800.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
740
(4,146)
746
(4,097)
752
(4,021)
665
(3,562)
699
(3,763)
652
(3,321)
648
(3,316)
583
(2,939)
650
(3,270)
583
(2,916)
534
(2,658)
593
(2,943)
547
(2,683)
604
(2,949)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
46
(257.7)
51
(280.1)
25
(133.7)
40
(214.3)
30
(161.5)
30
(152.8)
25
(127.9)
18
(90.7)
32
(161.0)
29
(145.0)
33
(164.2)
32
(158.8)
34
(166.8)
46
(224.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(22.4)
4
(22.0)
3
(16.0)
2
(10.7)
3
(16.2)
5
(25.5)
3
(15.4)
5
(25.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(14.9)
5
(24.8)
5
(24.5)
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City-Data.com crime index368.4360.8316.8294.0360.2277.9264.4239.8351.8339.6275.9341.8366.2348.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Rolla, MO

Crime rate in Rolla detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 53 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Missouri average:

2.37
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Ancestries: American (24.0%), German (16.3%), Irish (4.5%), English (3.5%), European (3.4%), Italian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1861

Elevation: 1119 feet

Land area: 11.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,808 people per square mile   (low).

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2,050 residents are foreign born (4.2% Asia, 1.2% Europe).

This city:

10.1%
Missouri:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,015 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $988 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, MO (75.7 miles , pop. 84,531).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (95.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (345.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Doolittle, MO (2.6 miles ),
Newburg, MO (2.8 miles ),
St. James, MO (3.0 miles ),
Edgar Springs, MO (4.2 miles),
Dixon, MO (4.3 miles ),
Vienna, MO (4.4 miles ),
Cuba, MO (4.6 miles ),
St. Robert, MO (4.7 miles )

Latitude: 37.95 N, Longitude: 91.76 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,977 (+34.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,031 (75.4%)

Area code: 573

Distribution of median household income in Rolla, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rolla, MO in 2019
Rolla satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 47 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 1998: 71 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 1999: 61 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2000: 60 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2002: 53 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2003: 106 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2004: 66 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2005: 88 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2006: 106 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2007: 52 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2013: 64 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2014: 65 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2015: 59 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2016: 90 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2017: 38 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2018: 29 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2019: 32 buildings, average cost: $120,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Rolla, MO residents
Average permit cost in Rolla, MO
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Missouri:

3.9%
Historical population in Rolla, MO
Historical housing units in Rolla, MO

Population change in the 1990s: +2,009 (+14.0%).
Most common industries in Rolla, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (25.7%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
  • Social assistance (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (29.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (2.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.0%)
  • Educational services (20.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Rolla, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (11.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)

Average climate in Rolla, Missouri

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Tornado activity:

Rolla-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/1/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Rolla city center caused $4 million in damages.

On 6/22/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.2 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 22 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rolla-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 430% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 213.6 miles away from Rolla center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 133.6 miles away from Rolla center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 303.5 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 213.6 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 178.6 miles away from the city 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 Phelps County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 11, Winds: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rolla topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rolla:

  • MERAMEC HOSPICE (200 NORTH MAIN)
  • PHELPS COUNTY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, 1000 W 10TH ST)
  • HERITAGE PARK NURSING HOME (1200 MCCUTCHEN)
  • HERITAGE PARK SKILLED CARE (1200 MCCUTCHEN DRIVE)
  • PRESBYTERIAN MANOR OF ROLLA (1200 HOMELIFE PLAZA)
  • ROLLA MANOR CARE CENTER (1800 WHITE COLUMNS DRIVE)
  • ROLLA DIALYSIS (1503 E. 10TH ST.)
  • MISSOURI HOME CARE OF ROLLA, INC (1026 KINGSHIGHWAY STREET - P O BOX EE)
  • PHELPS REGIONAL HOMECARE (575 A BLUESLAKE PARKWAY)
  • TLC HOME HEALTH CARE, LLC (1022 SOUTH BISHOP)

Airports and heliports located in Rolla:

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Colleges/Universities in Rolla:

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (Full-time enrollment: 6,486; Location: 1870 Miner Circle; Public; Website: www.mst.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Rolla Technical Institute (Full-time enrollment: 203; Location: 500 Forum Drive; Public; Website: rolla.k12.mo.us)
  • Metro Business College-Rolla (Full-time enrollment: 99; Location: 1202 E Hwy 72; Private, for-profit; Website: www.metrobusinesscollege.edu)
  • Salem College of Hairstyling (Full-time enrollment: 58; Location: 1051 Kings Hwy, Suite #1; Private, for-profit; Website: www.centralandsalemcolleges.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rolla:

  • Lincoln University (about 48 miles; Jefferson City, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,348)
  • East Central College (about 55 miles; Union, MO; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Jefferson College (about 69 miles; Hillsboro, MO; FT enrollment: 3,975)
  • Mineral Area College (about 71 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (about 76 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 29,599)
  • Columbia College (about 77 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 13,975)
  • St Charles Community College (about 83 miles; Cottleville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,302)

Public high schools in Rolla:

Private high school in Rolla:

  • LANDMARK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 31, Location: 10175 OLD SAINT JAMES RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rolla:

Private elementary/middle schools in Rolla:

  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 173, Location: 19 SAINT PATRICK LN, Grades: PK-8)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 57, Location: 807 W 11TH ST, Grades: PK-7)
  • ROLLA SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 15, Location: 814 HIGHWAY O, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Rolla

Library in Rolla:

  • ROLLA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $381,226; Location: 900 PINE STREET; 49,022 books; 2,246 audio materials; 4,509 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 110 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Another church in Rolla is Rolla Church of Christ 1303 Nagogami Rd. Rolla, MO 65401 573-364-3488
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church not included in your church data map. And ROLLA LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 807 WEST 11TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)has changed names to Immanuel Lutheran School. The school offers K-6 grade.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rolla: Rolla Ranger Station (A), Rock Mechanics Center (B), KTTR-KZNN Radio Station (C), Mark Twain National Forest Interagency Office (D), Rolla Federal Center (E), Rolla Fire and Rescue Station 2 (F), Rolla Fire and Rescue Station 1 Headquarters (G), Rolla Rural Fire Protection Association North (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rolla include: Christ Episcopal Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), New Life Church (C), Church of the Nazarene (D), Salem Avenue Church (E), Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), Redeemer Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens (1), Rolla Cemetery (2), Christ Episcopal Church Columbarium (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Frisco Lake (A), Scotts Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Burgher Branch (A), Deible Branch (B), Green Acre Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rolla include: Schuman Park (1), Buehler Park (2), Ridgeview Park (3), Barnitz Park (4), Ber Juan Park (5), Green Acres Park (6), Lions Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Phelps County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 305 West 3rd Street) (1), Memoryville USA Antique Auto Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Highway 44 & 63 North) (2), Econo Lodge Rolla (1417 Martin Spring Drive) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Amerihost Inn and Suites Rolla (1801 Martin Springs Drive) (1), Dillon Crossing (12650 County Road 3100) (2), American Motor Inn (1810 North Bishop Avenue) (3), Drury Inn (2006 North Bishop Avenue) (4), Budget Deluxe Inn (1908 North Bishop Avenue) (5), Hampton Inn Rolla (2201 N Bishop Ave) (6), Howard Johnson Inn (I 44 & Exit 184 East) (7), Comfort Suites Rolla (1650 Old Wire Outer Road) (8), Holiday Inn Express (1507 Martin Springs Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Lakewood Court Llc (16145 South US Highway 63) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Claire McCaskill - Politician, Robin Carnahan - Businesswoman, Tommy Sowers - Soilder, Jim Boo - Ice hockey player, Marv Breuer - Major League Baseball pitcher, Shannon Miller - (born 1977), gymnast, Tony Salmons - Comic artist.

Phelps County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rolla and their reported violations in the past:

MATTS STEAKHOUSE (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-05-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
USFS LANE SPRING RECREATION AREA (Address: 401 FAIRGROUNDS RD , Population served: 97, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-25-2011 to OCT-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-14-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-06-2011 to OCT-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-14-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
RANDYS ROADKILL BBQ & GRILL (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ALTA VISTA MOBILE VILLA (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
ROLLA NATIONAL AIRPORT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-27-2013)

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

  • USFS DEER LEAP CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

49.7%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Rolla in 2010:

  • 2,108 people in college/university student housing
  • 248 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 122 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Rolla in 2000:

  • 1,677 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 167 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 24 people in other group homes
  • 21 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with most branches in Rolla (2011 data):

  • Phelps County Bank: Drive-In Facility, - Umr Branch, at 718 North Pine Street. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $298.4 mil, Deposits: $268.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Phelps County Bank Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • First Community National Bank: North Bishop Avenue Branch at 2323 North Bishop Avenue, branch established on 2001/05/29; Bishop Branch at 212 South Bishop Avenue, branch established on 2007/01/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $222.0 mil, Deposits: $175.9 mil, headquarters in Cuba, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Steelville Community Banc-Shares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Rolla Branch at 1301 Forum Drive, branch established on 1974/07/22; Rolla 6th & Park Branch at 500 West 6th Street, branch established on 1952/10/09. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Town & Country Bank: Rolla North Bishop Branch at 1804 North Bishop, branch established on 2003/08/06; Rolla Branch at 910 South Bishop, branch established on 1999/05/10. Info updated 2009/04/24: Bank assets: $519.3 mil, Deposits: $444.9 mil, headquarters in Salem, MO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Town & Country Bancshares, Inc
  • Legends Bank: Rolla Branch at 600 Hwy 72 West, branch established on 2011/09/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $256.9 mil, Deposits: $209.4 mil, headquarters in Linn, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Linn Holding Company
  • Regions Bank: Rolla Branch at 700 Park St, branch established on 1884/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Citizens Bank of Newburg: Citizens Bank Of Newburg at 1515 Martin Springs Drive, branch established on 1944/02/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $171.2 mil, Deposits: $152.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Newburg Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Rolla Main Branch at 210 West 8th Street, branch established on 1894/09/11. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Central Federal Savings and Loan Association of Rolla: Central Federal Savings And Loan Ass at 210 W 10th St, branch established on 1952/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $64.5 mil, Deposits: $51.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Rolla:

Marital status in Rolla, MO
  • Never married: 46.3%
  • Now married: 35.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Rolla:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Missouri average:

10.9

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rolla, MO (based on Phelps County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,30660
Catholic2,3343
Mainline Protestant1,7279
Other1,3068
None26,483-
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: 9
Phelps County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Phelps County:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
This county:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rolla:

55.2%
State:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rolla:

56.4%
Missouri:

48.6%

Average BMI:
Rolla:

27.8
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.2%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.7%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.3%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Rolla:

63.4%
Missouri:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Rolla:

81.4%
Missouri:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rolla, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 42$170,220$48,6340$0
Police Protection - Officers 34$152,538$53,8370$0
Other and Unallocable 33$109,465$39,8059$16,304
Firefighters 29$112,245$46,4460$0
Solid Waste Management 25$68,848$33,0472$4,440
Streets and Highways 17$58,903$41,5794$730
Water Supply 15$59,335$47,4680$0
Parks and Recreation 14$51,668$44,28782$37,708
Sewerage 13$43,690$40,3291$143
Financial Administration 7$25,202$43,2030$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$21,374$51,2981$531
Police - Other 5$13,567$32,5618$5,048
Health 3$6,708$26,8320$0
Other Government Administration 3$23,247$92,98816$6,503
Local Libraries 2$7,406$44,43612$14,934
Airports 2$8,539$51,2344$3,385
Fire - Other 1$3,191$38,2920$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,835$34,0203$5,578
Totals for Government 251$938,981$44,892142$95,304

Rolla government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $30,003,000 ($1468.50)
    Police Protection: $3,149,000 ($154.13)
    Regular Highways: $2,607,000 ($127.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,472,000 ($120.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,388,000 ($116.88)
    General - Other: $2,315,000 ($113.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,088,000 ($102.20)
    Sewerage: $1,708,000 ($83.60)
    Central Staff Services: $683,000 ($33.43)
    Housing and Community Development: $664,000 ($32.50)
    Financial Administration: $538,000 ($26.33)
    Air Transportation: $514,000 ($25.16)
    General Public Buildings: $348,000 ($17.03)
    Libraries: $204,000 ($9.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $149,000 ($7.29)
    Health - Other: $147,000 ($7.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $792,000 ($38.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,417,000 ($216.19)
    Sewerage: $1,142,000 ($55.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $613,000 ($30.00)
    Police Protection: $530,000 ($25.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $491,000 ($24.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $371,000 ($18.16)
    Central Staff Services: $250,000 ($12.24)
    Air Transportation: $78,000 ($3.82)
    General - Other: $41,000 ($2.01)
    General Public Building: $35,000 ($1.71)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($1.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($0.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,289,000 ($454.65)

Rolla government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,306,000 ($161.81)
    Sewerage: $3,197,000 ($156.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,479,000 ($72.39)
    Air Transportation: $206,000 ($10.08)
    Other: $143,000 ($7.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($1.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $110,000 ($5.38)
    Highways: $104,000 ($5.09)
    Other: $65,000 ($3.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,068,000 ($52.27)
    Sale of Property: $246,000 ($12.04)
    Interest Earnings: $218,000 ($10.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $214,000 ($10.47)
    Rents: $79,000 ($3.87)
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000 ($0.88)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($0.15)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $30,656,000 ($1500.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,951,000 ($95.49)
    Other: $1,685,000 ($82.47)
    Highways: $302,000 ($14.78)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,537,000 ($466.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,153,000 ($105.38)
    Property: $1,285,000 ($62.89)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $605,000 ($29.61)
    Other Selective Sales: $365,000 ($17.87)
    Other License: $141,000 ($6.90)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $110,000 ($5.38)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $27,000 ($1.32)

Rolla government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,797,000 ($968.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,233,000 ($892.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,564,000 ($76.55)

Rolla government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,657,000 ($1989.97)

6.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Missouri average:

7.04%

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 Crawford County, MO  0.42% ($38,426 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, MO  0.40% ($37,569)
from Dent County, MO  0.39% ($22,456)


8.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
Missouri average:

7.16%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Crawford County, MO  0.50% ($27,438 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.42% ($47,032)
to Pulaski County, MO  0.35% ($36,404)
Businesses in Rolla, MO
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T2Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Baymont Inn1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Best Western1McDonald's3
Big O Tires1Nike4
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Burger King1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K1Payless1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Steak 'n Shake1
FedEx4Subway4
Ford1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul3
Hilton1U.S. Cellular1
Holiday Inn1UPS7
JCPenney1Vans2
Jimmy John's1Waffle House1
Jones New York2Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Kroger1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rolla:

  • KTTR (1490 AM; 1 kW; ROLLA, MO; Owner: KTTR-KZNN, INC.)
  • KMOZ (1590 AM; 1 kW; ROLLA, MO; Owner: KDAA-KMOZ, LLC)
  • KJPW (1390 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESVILLE, MO; Owner: PULASKI COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KWOS (950 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KBNN (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLIK (1240 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: PREMIER RADIO GROUP)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KSMO (1340 AM; 1 kW; SALEM, MO; Owner: KSMO ENTERPRISES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rolla:

  • KMNR (89.7 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: CURATORS OF THE UNIV. OF MISSOURI)
  • KDAA (97.5 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: KDAA-KMOZ, LLC)
  • KZNN (105.3 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: KTTR-KZNN, INC.)
  • K276DY (103.1 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: LAKE AREA EDCTNAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • KTTR-FM (99.7 FM; ST. JAMES, MO; Owner: KTTR-KZNN, INC.)
  • KUMR (88.5 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KFLW (98.9 FM; ST. ROBERT, MO; Owner: OZARK MEDIA)
  • KXMO-FM (95.3 FM; OWENSVILLE, MO; Owner: KDAA-KMOZ, LLC)
  • KNSX (93.3 FM; STEELVILLE, MO; Owner: TWENTY-ONE SOUND COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KJPW-FM (102.3 FM; WAYNESVILLE, MO; Owner: PULASKI COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJEL (103.7 FM; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKID (92.9 FM; SALEM, MO; Owner: ULTRA-SONIC BROADCAST STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rolla:

  • K07SD (Channel 7; ROLLA, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Rolla fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 66Number of bridges
  • 367ft / 112mTotal length
  • $5,641,000Total costs
  • 315,207Total average daily traffic
  • 61,325Total average daily truck traffic
  • 282,992Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rolla, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 41920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 142000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rolla, MO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rolla)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 196 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rolla, MO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 301 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rolla)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Rolla)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 97. The highest number of reported fires - 226 took place in 2005, and the least - 6 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rolla, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.4%), and Structure Fires (33.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rolla, MO
    • 77847.4%Outside Fires
    • 54233.0%Structure Fires
    • 20912.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1146.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rolla, MO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rolla, Missouri:

  • Pear Tree Inn Rolla, 2006 N Bishop Ave, Rolla, Missouri 65401 , Phone: (573) 364-4000
  • Best Western Coachlight, 1403 Martin Springs Dr, Rolla, Missouri 65401 , Phone: (573) 341-2511, Fax: (573) 368-3055
  • Quality Inn, 1507 Martin Springs Dr, Rolla, Missouri 65401 , Phone: (573) 364-8200, Fax: (573) 364-8300
  • Zeno's Motel & Steak House, PO Box 70, Rolla, Missouri 65402 , Phone: (573) 364-1301, Fax: (573) 364-1301
  • Comfort Suites, 1650 Old Wire Outer Rd, Rolla, Missouri 65401 , Phone: (573) 368-4300, Fax: (573) 368-4310
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1801 Martin Springs Dr, Rolla, Missouri 65401 , Phone: (573) 364-7000, Fax: (573) 426-5151
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 127 Howard Johnson Dr, Rolla, Missouri 65401 , Phone: (573) 364-7111, Fax: (573) 341-5356
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1610 Old Wire Outer Rd, Rolla, Missouri 65401 , Phone: (573) 426-2900, Fax: (573) 426-2909
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rolla, Missouri
Most common first names in Rolla, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William19176.0 years
James17972.7 years
Mary16479.7 years
John14275.7 years
Charles11073.2 years
George10676.6 years
Robert10670.2 years
Helen7478.3 years
Dorothy6276.8 years
Thomas5671.9 years
Most common last names in Rolla, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11076.8 years
Williams6772.6 years
Jones5872.1 years
Brown5575.3 years
Davis5470.5 years
Miller4974.1 years
Wilson4376.3 years
Lewis4172.7 years
Johnson4075.3 years
Harris4078.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rolla, MO
  • 54.2%Electricity
  • 33.0%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rolla, MO
  • 83.5%Electricity
  • 14.2%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rolla compared to Missouri state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Rolla on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident (population 10,000+)"
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