Rolla, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rolla, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Rolla had a population of 1,426 as of July 1, 2016. Rolla ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rolla is located at latitude 48.8436 and longitude -99.6095 in Rolette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rolla (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rolette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,814 feet.

The City of Rolla (GNIS ID: 1036244) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rolla population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rolla, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,426
Population in Households 1,409
Population in Familes 1,088
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 995
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 630
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 369
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 382 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 249 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $86,898
Average Home Value $115,576


Median Household Income $41,944
Average Household Income $68,700
Per Capita Income $29,638
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.74% 1.39%
Households 1.82% 1.45%
Families 2.25% 1.32%
Median Household Income   0.07%
Per Capita Income   0.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rolla, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rolla to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 90th
Population Density1 # 76 81st
Diversity Index2 # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 365 9th
Per Capita Income # 304 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.