Roland, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Roland, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Roland had a population of 1,432 as of July 1, 2018. Roland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Roland is located at latitude 42.1664 and longitude -93.5019 in Story County. The formal boundaries for the City of Roland encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Story County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Roland (GNIS ID: 2396417) 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 Roland is located within Township of Howard, a minor civil division (MCD) of Story County.

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Roland, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,432
Population in Households 1,432
Population in Familes 1,215
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,240
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $69,550
Average Household Income $79,951
Per Capita Income $30,913


Total Housing Units 599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 485 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $171,186
Average Home Value $241,821


Total Households 562
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 398
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.29% 1.29%
Households 1.3% 1.28%
Families 1.36% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Roland, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roland to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 222 78th
Population Density # 183 82nd
Diversity Index # 510 49th
Median Household Income # 130 87th
Per Capita Income # 337 67th

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