Rolla, Missouri Population 2020

20,800

Rolla is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 20,800, it is the 35th largest city in Missouri and the 1791st largest city in the United States. Rolla is currently growing at a rate of 1.00% annually and its population has increased by 6.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,559 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Rolla has a population density of 1,715 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rolla is $51,408 with a poverty rate of 31.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $715 per month, and the median house value is $125,100. The median age in Rolla is 26.1 years, 23 years for males, and 31.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 127.4 males.

Rolla Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rolla was:

  • White: 85.94%
  • Asian: 7.16%
  • Black or African American: 4.46%
  • Two or more races: 1.55%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rolla, Missouri is 20,800, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,390.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,559.

Rolla, Missouri Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202044,824460.10%
201944,778460.10%
201844,732460.10%
201744,686-76-0.17%
201644,762-44-0.10%
201544,806-152-0.34%
201444,958-79-0.18%
201345,037-224-0.50%
201245,261-15-0.03%
201145,276-51-0.11%
201045,3270.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,28885.94%
Asian1,4417.16%
Black or African American8984.46%
Two or More Races3121.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native900.45%
Some Other Race880.44%

Rolla Population Pyramid 2020

Rolla Median Age

26.1


Total

23


Male

31.7


Female

Rolla Adults

There are 16,300 adults, (2,295 of whom are seniors) in Rolla.

Rolla Age Dependency

43.6

Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Rolla Sex Ratio

Female

8,846

43.97%

Male

11,271

56.03%

Rolla Households and Families

Rolla Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rolla Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.5%39.5%
Male51%49%
All41.6%58.4%
Non Family31.6%68.4%
Female22.1%77.9%

41.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7842.2441.6
Non Family3,8291.5631.6
Married2,8102.9260.5
Female8842.7822.1
Male2612.9951

2.82

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rolla Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4123.96%
9th to 12th Grade6256.01%
High School Graduate2,84027.31%
Some College2,17020.86%
Associates Degree7327.04%
Bachelors Degree1,89018.17%
Graduate Degree1,73216.65%

Rolla Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,9377,9672,920
Asian712675525
Black32531265
Hispanic29129140
Multiple Races14713043
Native American8282
Other Race575757

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,380$38,810$27,155
Less Than High School$14,623$$13,571
High School Grad$22,168$25,337$16,174
Some College$31,250$39,167$25,392
Bachelors Degree$40,111$46,196$35,302
Graduate Degree$54,116$52,991$57,222

$31,380

Average Earnings

$38,810

Average Male

$27,155

Average Female

Rolla Language

Rolla Language by Age

Rolla Language

88.87% of Rolla residents speak only English, while 11.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.60% of the population.

Rolla Poverty

Rolla Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,5004,04627.90%
Black73155776.20%
Asian1,38849635.73%
Hispanic58629249.83%
Multiple2919432.30%
Native7878100.00%
Other751824.00%

31.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.16%

Male Poverty Rate

31.05%

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 24.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 49.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.09%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.37%
High School25.03%
Some College20.15%
Bachelors or Greater10.34%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed62.05%
Female Unemployed50.00%
Male Employed21.13%
Female Employed18.28%

Rolla Income

Rolla Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,934$51,408
Families$53,316$70,471
Married Families$65,926-
Non Families$20,951$30,491

Rolla Marital Status

Rolla Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Rolla Married by Age and Sex

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

Rolla Veterans

1,160

Number of Veterans

1,080

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War402
Vietnam321
First Gulf War319
World War II77
Korea52
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0997.86%
Black364.94%
2 or More259.80%
Hispanic122.53%

$Rolla Veterans by Education

5.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rolla Employment Status

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Rolla Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.77%

Born in Missouri

89.14%

Native Born

10.86%

Foreign Born

8.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.14% of Rolla residents were born in the United States, with 56.77% having been born in Missouri. 8.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,8002051.00%
201920,5952051.01%
201820,3901140.56%
201720,2762051.02%
201620,0711210.61%
201519,950290.15%
201419,921620.31%
201319,859-35-0.18%
201219,8941470.74%
201119,747740.38%
201019,6733,3061.86%
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%