Rolesville, North Carolina

Coordinates: 35°55′18″N 78°27′49″W / 35.92167°N 78.46361°W / 35.92167; -78.46361
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Rolesville, North Carolina
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Location in Wake County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Wake County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 35°55′18″N 78°27′49″W / 35.92167°N 78.46361°W / 35.92167; -78.46361
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
Named forWilliam H. Roles
 • MayorRonnie I. Currin (R)[1]
 • Total6.12 sq mi (15.84 km2)
 • Land6.11 sq mi (15.82 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation410 ft (120 m)
 • Total9,475
 • Density1,551.24/sq mi (598.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code919 984
FIPS code37-57640[4]
GNIS feature ID2407237[3]

Rolesville is a town in northeastern Wake County, North Carolina, United States, a suburb of the capital city of Raleigh. It is the second oldest town in Wake County and has been one of the fastest-growing towns in the state of North Carolina for the past several years. The population was 9,475 at the 2020 census.

Rolesville was incorporated on January 18, 1837, by the North Carolina Legislature.[5] In 2012, the town celebrated its 175th anniversary.


According to the United States Census Bureau the town has an area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km2), all land.[6]

Elected officials[edit]

Rolesville Town Hall

The Town of Rolesville has an elected body composed of a mayor and five commissioners. The responsibility of the Town Board is to review, hear, consider, and approve/disapprove items of business affecting the town residents. The mission of the Board of Commissioners is to uphold the values and traditions that make Rolesville, the second oldest incorporated Town in Wake County, a very special place to live. It is the board's desire to make sure that Rolesville continues to be progressive in its attitude and outlook towards change, all the while maintaining its small town charm and friendly neighborhood communities.[7][8]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2020 census[edit]

Rolesville racial composition[10]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 5,743 60.61%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,096 22.12%
Native American 14 0.15%
Asian 327 3.45%
Pacific Islander 4 0.04%
Other/Mixed 455 4.8%
Hispanic or Latino 836 8.82%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 9,475 people, 2,204 households, and 2,054 families residing in the town.


Rolesville is the namesake of the Rolesville diorite Batholith, also known as the Rolesville Pluton. While the batholith extends into regions north and south of Wake County, the bedrock formation is particularly visible in the form of rocky outcrops within the town limits and the immediate vicinity.

Parks & Recreation[edit]

The Town of Rolesville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, staff, and developers continually work together to improve the park system for area residents. Rolesville currently has three parks, acres of open space, and miles of trails being planned and designed through approved development. The department offers several youth and adult athletics leagues, recreation programming, summer camps, and special events throughout the year.[11]



  1. One of America's top 10 boom towns (#7) [12]
  2. SafeWise: Top 50 safest cities in North Carolina, 2015 (#23) [13]


  1. ^ "Elected Officials". Wake County Republican Party. Retrieved April 12, 2024.
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rolesville, North Carolina
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ Rolesville, North Carolina; Town of Rolesville official website. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rolesville town, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 30, 2011.
  7. ^ "The Town of Rolesville | Mayor & Commissioners". Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "The Town of Rolesville | Contact Information". Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  11. ^ "The Town of Rolesville | Parks & Recreation". Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "One of 'America's Top Boom Towns' is 30 minutes from Raleigh - Triangle Business Journal". Triangle Business Journal. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  13. ^ "The 50 Safest Cities in North Carolina- 2015 - SafeWise". SafeWise. June 8, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2016.

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