Roeland Park, Kansas
Roeland Park, Kansas
|Named for||John Roe|
|• Mayor||Mike Kelly|
|• Total||1.62 sq mi (4.20 km2)|
|• Land||1.62 sq mi (4.20 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||988 ft (301 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||4,200/sq mi (1,600/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
66205 and 66202
|FIPS code||20-60825 |
|GNIS ID||0479030 |
The community was named after John Roe, an immigrant from Ireland who settled on 267 acres (1.08 km2) in 1883, on part of which Roeland Park now stands. The Roe Home was built in 1891 and razed in 1958 to make room for the interchange at Roe Boulevard and Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Roeland Park's original pool was built in 1958 on land donated by the Roe Estate. The new pool facility is located on the east side of the Community Center at 4843 Rosewood Drive. The Community Center address is 4850 Rosewood Drive and offers many different programs throughout the year. A fabric dome which covers the main pool is in place from September to May, allowing residents to use the main pool throughout the year.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,731 people, 3,065 households, and 1,732 families living in the city. The population density was 4,154.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,604.2/km2). There were 3,282 housing units at an average density of 2,025.9 per square mile (782.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.6% White, 3.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 3.8% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.4% of the population.
There were 3,065 households of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.5% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.82.
The median age in the city was 34.1 years. 20% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 36% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,817 people, 3,007 households, and 1,798 families living in the city. The population density was 4,197.8 people per square mile (1,624.7/km2). There were 3,115 housing units at an average density of 1,918.1 per square mile (742.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.39% White, 1.97% African American, 0.45% Native American, 1.42% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.16% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.65% of the population.
There were 3,007 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the city, the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $51,455, and the median income for a family was $61,750. Males had a median income of $40,504 versus $32,212 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,220. About 3.0% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.
The city is a part of the Shawnee Mission School District.
Notable individuals who were born in and/or have lived in Roeland Park include:
- John D. Carmack (1970- ), computer programmer
- Catherine Fox (1977- ), swimmer, winner of two Gold Medals at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia
- Mike Gardner (1967- ), football coach
- Nia Williams (1990- ), soccer defender
- Sharice Davids (1980- ), member of the United States House of Representatives from Kansas's 3rd congressional district
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- Member list for the 116th U. S. Congress
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