Rolde was a separate municipality until 1998, when it became a part of Aa en Hunze.
In 2001, the town of Rolde had 3558 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.4 km², and contained 1585 residences. The statistical area "Rolde", which can also include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 4160.
Although facilities are limited, Rolde possesses a ten-pin bowling alley. There are also two hunebeds on a site east of the church. The windmill has been restored to working order.