Rolla, North Dakota

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Rolla, North Dakota
City
Motto: "Pride Of The Prairie"
Location of Rolla, North Dakota
Location of Rolla, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°51′35″N 99°36′55″W / 48.85972°N 99.61528°W / 48.85972; -99.61528Coordinates: 48°51′35″N 99°36′55″W / 48.85972°N 99.61528°W / 48.85972; -99.61528
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Rolette
Area[1]
 • Total 1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)
 • Land 1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,814 ft (553 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,280
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 1,337
 • Density 895.1/sq mi (345.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58367
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-67820
GNIS feature ID 1030958[4]
Highways US 281, ND 5, ND 30
Website http://rolla.nd.utma.com/

Rolla (/ˈrɒlə/ ROL) is a city in Rolette County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Rolette County.[5] The population was 1,280 at the 2010 census.[6] Rolla was founded in 1888 and has a small park and a small outdoor pool.

Geography and climate[edit]

Rolla is located at 48°51′35″N 99°36′55″W / 48.859842°N 99.615187°W / 48.859842; -99.615187.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.43 square miles (3.70 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate data for Rolla, North Dakota (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 15.3
(−9.3)
20.0
(−6.7)
30.1
(−1.1)
48.8
(9.3)
62.2
(16.8)
70.2
(21.2)
75.0
(23.9)
74.6
(23.7)
64.2
(17.9)
50.1
(10.1)
31.7
(−0.2)
18.8
(−7.3)
46.7
(8.2)
Average low °F (°C) −2.4
(−19.1)
1.9
(−16.7)
13.6
(−10.2)
28.0
(−2.2)
39.7
(4.3)
50.3
(10.2)
55.7
(13.2)
53.5
(11.9)
43.4
(6.3)
30.8
(−0.7)
15.9
(−8.9)
2.4
(−16.4)
27.7
(−2.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.44
(11.2)
0.36
(9.1)
0.68
(17.3)
1.00
(25.4)
2.42
(61.5)
3.57
(90.7)
2.96
(75.2)
2.35
(59.7)
1.62
(41.1)
1.27
(32.3)
0.75
(19)
0.48
(12.2)
17.88
(454.2)
Snowfall inches (cm) 5.2
(13.2)
4.2
(10.7)
4.7
(11.9)
1.3
(3.3)
0.5
(1.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.6
(1.5)
3.0
(7.6)
5.9
(15)
25.4
(64.5)
Source: NOAA[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 255
1900 400 56.9%
1910 587 46.8%
1920 675 15.0%
1930 852 26.2%
1940 1,008 18.3%
1950 1,176 16.7%
1960 1,398 18.9%
1970 1,458 4.3%
1980 1,538 5.5%
1990 1,286 −16.4%
2000 1,417 10.2%
2010 1,280 −9.7%
Est. 2012 1,337 4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2013 Estimate[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,280 people, 563 households, and 321 families residing in the city. The population density was 895.1 inhabitants per square mile (345.6/km2). There were 619 housing units at an average density of 432.9 per square mile (167.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 54.1% White, 0.1% African American, 40.9% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 4.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 563 households of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.0% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 36.5 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,417 people, 599 households, and 357 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,141.2 people per square mile (441.2/km2). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 528.3 per square mile (204.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 66.83% White, 0.07% African American, 28.44% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 3.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population. 20.4% were of German, 15.8% Norwegian, 9.2% Finnish and 7.3% French ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.5% spoke English, 1.4% Finnish and 1.4% Spanish as their first language.

There were 599 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,222, and the median income for a family was $41,550. Males had a median income of $25,096 versus $20,391 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,614. About 16.0% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.6% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

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