Rolla, Missouri Population 2021

20,705
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Rolla is a city located in Phelps County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Phelps County. With a 2020 population of 20,705, it is the 36th largest city in Missouri and the 1800th largest city in the United States . Rolla is currently growing at a rate of 0.67% annually and its population has increased by 5.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,559 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Rolla has a population density of 1,708 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rolla is $53,602 with a poverty rate of 28.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $737 per month, and the median house value is $131,100. The median age in Rolla is 26 years, 23 years for males, and 31.3 years for females.

Rolla Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rollawas:

  • White: 86.24%
  • Asian: 6.51%
  • Black or African American: 3.97%
  • Two or more races: 2.46%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Other race: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rolla, Missouri is 20,705 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,705.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,559.

Rolla, Missouri Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202144,617220.05%
202044,595220.05%
201944,573220.05%
201844,5510.00%
201744,551-157-0.35%
201644,708-58-0.13%
201544,766-159-0.36%
201444,925-81-0.18%
201345,006-224-0.50%
201245,230-16-0.04%
201145,246-48-0.11%
201045,2940.00%

Rolla Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,39486.24%
Asian1,3136.51%
Black or African American8003.97%
Two or More Races4972.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native830.41%
Some Other Race820.41%
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Rolla Population by Race

Rolla Population Pyramid $2021

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Rolla Median Age

26


Total

23


Male

31.3


Female

Rolla Adults

There are 16,301 adults, (2,369 of whom are seniors) in Rolla.

Rolla Age Dependency

44.8

Age Dependency Ratio

17

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Rolla Sex Ratio

Female

9,009

44.67%

Male

11,160

55.33%

Rolla Population by Age

Rolla Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rolla Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female23.9%76.1%
Non Family28.9%71.1%
Male39.9%60.1%
All40.1%59.9%
Married61.2%38.8%

40.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rolla Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0292.1740.1
Non Family4,1541.528.9
Married2,8112.9761.2
Female7882.623.9
Male2762.8339.9

2.83

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

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Rolla Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3273.15%
9th to 12th Grade6095.87%
High School Graduate2,73426.35%
Some College2,27321.91%
Associates Degree7176.91%
Bachelors Degree1,87518.07%
Graduate Degree1,84117.74%
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Rolla Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rolla Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,0318,1383,080
Asian672661488
Black33632426
Hispanic18818852
2+ Races15513543
Native American7474
Other Race535353

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Rolla Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,015$41,559$28,817
Less Than 9th Grade$14,669$$
High School Graduate$22,319$28,194$17,457
Some College$35,618$42,360$27,126
Bachelors Degree$38,298$45,667$36,034
Graduate Degree$57,232$59,906$45,347

$34,015

Average Earnings

$41,559

Average Male

$28,817

Average Female

Rolla Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rolla Language by Age

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Rolla Language

89.50% of Rolla residents speak only English, while 10.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.30% of the population.

Rolla Language

Rolla Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,6803,58824.44%
Asian1,25656344.82%
Black63543668.66%
Hispanic44328664.56%
Multiple45620945.83%
Native7070100.00%
Other691623.19%

28.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.20%

Male Poverty Rate

26.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rolla

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rolla is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rolla is Other, with 23.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.62%.

Rolla Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.49%
High School23.62%
Some College16.43%
Bachelors or Greater10.74%

Rolla Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed64.88%
Female Unemployed30.80%
Male Employed23.13%
Female Employed15.17%

Rolla Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rolla Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,600$53,602
Families$57,123$74,622
Married Families$72,741-
Non Families$22,905$33,185
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Income by Household Type

Rolla Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Rolla Married by Age and Sex

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Rolla Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Rolla Marital Status by Race

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Rolla Marital Status

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1,187

Number of Veterans

1,057

Male Veterans

130

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War435
First Gulf War295
Vietnam263
World War II75
Korea68

Rolla Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34270
55 to 64261
35 to 54246
65 to 74217
75+193

Rolla Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1618.30%
Hispanic266.48%
2+ Races266.48%

Rolla Veterans by Race

Rolla Veterans by Education

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4.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rolla Veterans by Education

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52.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Rolla Employment by Age

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Rolla Employment by Race

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Rolla Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.46%

Born in Rolla

90.04%

Native Born

9.96%

Foreign Born

7.67%

Non Citizen

2.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.04% of Rolla residents were born in the United States, with 57.46% having been born in Missouri. 7.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Rolla Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,7051370.67%
202020,5681370.67%
201920,4311370.68%
201820,294950.47%
201720,1991730.86%
201620,0261140.57%
201519,912270.14%
201419,885620.31%
201319,823-33-0.17%
201219,8561470.75%
201119,709770.39%
201019,6323,2651.84%
200016,3672,2771.51%
199014,0907870.58%
198013,303-268-0.20%
197013,5712,4392.00%
196011,1321,7781.76%
19509,3544,2136.17%
19405,1411,4713.43%
19303,6700.00%

Rolla Population by Year