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The City of Rolla had a population of 425 as of July 1, 2017. Rolla ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rolla is located at latitude 37.1178 and longitude -101.6319 in Morton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rolla (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Morton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,320 feet.

The City of Rolla (GNIS ID: 2396419) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Rolla is located within Township of Rolla, a minor civil division (MCD) of Morton County.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rolla: Reil.

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Rolla, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 425
Daytime Population: Workers 159
Daytime Population: Residents 262
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 421
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 425
Population in Familes 370
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,149
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $51,692
Average Household Income $65,688
Per Capita Income $25,567


Total Housing Units 190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 114 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $86,585
Average Home Value $114,035


Total Households 160
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.54% -1.06%
Households -0.51% -1.15%
Families -0.57% -1.21%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Rolla, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rolla to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 323 52nd
Population Density # 203 70th
Diversity Index # 46 93rd
Median Household Income # 289 57th
Per Capita Income # 365 46th

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