Rolla, Missouri Population 2022

20,019
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Rolla is a city located in Phelps County Missouri. Rolla has a 2020 population of 20,019. It is also the county seat of Phelps County. Rolla is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 0.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,943 in 2010.

The average household income in Rolla is $53,602 with a poverty rate of 27.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $726 per month, and the median house value is $143,700. 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: 85.33%
  • Asian: 6.69%
  • Two or more races: 4.03%
  • Black or African American: 3.14%
  • Other race: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rolla, Missouri is 20,019 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,943.

Rolla, Missouri Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Rolla Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,29985.33%
Black or African American6373.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native590.29%
Asian1,3566.69%
Some Other Race1060.52%
Two or More Races8164.03%
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Rolla Population by Race

Rolla Population Pyramid 2022

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Rolla Median Age

26.8


Total

24


Male

32.5


Female

Rolla Adults

There are 16,784 adults, (2,835 of whom are seniors) in Rolla.

Rolla Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25

Child Dependency Ratio

Rolla Sex Ratio

Female

9,111

44.94%

Male

11,162

55.06%

Rolla Population by Age

Rolla Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rolla Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.1%32.9%
All40.6%59.4%
Male29.1%70.9%
Female28.4%71.6%
Non Family25.7%74.3%

40.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rolla Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4702.0640.6
Married2,9792.867.1
Male3582.7129.1
Female8042.5228.4
Non Family4,3291.425.7

2.69

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

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Rolla Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2161.99%
9th to 12th Grade5765.31%
High School Graduate2,71325.00%
Some College2,58523.82%
Associates Degree8627.94%
Bachelors Degree2,01218.54%
Graduate Degree1,88917.41%
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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
Other Race717171
Asian670670469
White9,2958,5353,152
Black379364115
2+ Races34833184
Hispanic36936978
Native American5757

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$34,902$41,803$28,413
Less Than 9th Grade$23,350$27,672$
High School Graduate$26,046$33,568$23,153
Some College$35,168$42,739$28,415
Bachelors Degree$35,184$45,133$29,262
Graduate Degree$63,384$64,904$58,750

$34,902

Average Earnings

$41,803

Average Male

$28,413

Average Female

Rolla Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rolla Language by Age

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Rolla Language

90.13% of Rolla residents speak only English, while 9.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.41% of the population.

Rolla Language

Rolla Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native5454100.00%
Hispanic57647081.60%
Black43228866.67%
Multiple77650164.56%
Asian1,29152740.82%
White14,6293,21121.95%
Other47NaN%

27.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.99%

Male Poverty Rate

22.32%

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 NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 49.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.18%.

Rolla Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.65%
High School30.51%
Some College11.75%
Bachelors or Greater12.50%

Rolla Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed20.34%
Male Unemployed75.98%
Female Employed10.63%
Female Unemployed41.90%

Rolla Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rolla Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,252$53,057
Families$55,595$74,881
Married Families$71,755-
Non Families$22,528$31,476
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Income by Household Type

Rolla Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

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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1,213

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War333
First Gulf War321
Vietnam204
Korea50
World War II61

Rolla Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34189
35 to 54272
55 to 64197
65 to 74193
75+362

Rolla Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1868.32%
2+ Races273.92%
Hispanic101.99%

Rolla Veterans by Race

Rolla Veterans by Education

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3.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rolla Veterans by Education

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49.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

4.8%

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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57.40%

Born in Rolla

90.91%

Native Born

9.09%

Foreign Born

6.91%

Non Citizen

2.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.91% of Rolla residents were born in the United States, with 57.40% having been born in Missouri. 6.91% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19303,6700.00%
19405,1411,4713.43%
19509,3544,2136.17%
196011,1321,7781.76%
197013,5712,4392.00%
198013,303-268-0.20%
199014,0907870.58%
200016,3672,2771.51%
201019,5593,1921.80%
201119,597380.19%
201219,635380.19%
201319,673380.19%
201419,711380.19%
201519,749380.19%
201619,787380.19%
201719,825380.19%
201819,863380.19%
201919,901380.19%
202019,943420.21%
202119,981380.19%
202220,019380.19%

Rolla Population by Year