Rolla, MO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
44,843
0.338% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36
0.559% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.7%
6.09% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,242
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$174,100
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
19,103
2.19% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rolla, MO had a population of 44.8k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $53,242. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rolla, MO grew from 44,692 to 44,843, a 0.338% increase and its median household income grew from $48,124 to $53,242, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rolla, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.72%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.26%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.04%), and White (Hispanic) (1.48%).

None of the households in Rolla, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Rolla, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rolla, MO are Missouri University of Science and Technology (2,209 degrees awarded in 2022) and Salem College of Hairstyling (11 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Rolla, MO was $174,100, and the homeownership rate was 60.1%.

Most people in Rolla, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Rolla, MO was 2 cars per household.

Rolla, MO borders Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

Population & Diversity

Rolla, MO is home to a population of 44.8k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.25% of Rolla, MO residents were born outside of the country (1.9k people).

In 2022, there were 18.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.7k people) in Rolla, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.46k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Rolla, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rolla, MO was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rolla, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.7k ± 404
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.12k ± 474
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.46k ± 197
2.88%
Hispanic Population
1.29k people

In 2022, there were 18.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.7k people) in Rolla, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.46k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.88% of the people in Rolla, MO are hispanic (1.29k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    37,430 ± 4,735 people
  2. India
    22,246 ± 3,655 people
  3. China
    18,085 ± 3,297 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 37,430 Missouri residents, followed by India with 22,246 and China with 18,085.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.25%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.9k people
4.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.97k people

As of 2022, 4.25% of Rolla, MO residents (1.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rolla, MO was 4.41%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,021 ± 195
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    713 ± 182
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    487 ± 152

Rolla, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rolla, MO employs 19.1k people. The largest industries in Rolla, MO are Educational Services (3,563 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,697 people), and Retail Trade (2,353 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($56,023), Wholesale Trade ($54,695), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($50,855).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

19.1k
2022 Value
± 1,081
2.19%
1 Year growth
± 7.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rolla, MO grew at a rate of 2.19%, from 18.7k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rolla, MO, are Management Occupations (2,108 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,014 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,950 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rolla, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.1k
2022 Value
± 1,081
2.19%
1 Year growth
± 7.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rolla, MO grew at a rate of 2.19%, from 18.7k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rolla, MO, are Educational Services (3,563 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,697 people), and Retail Trade (2,353 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rolla, MO, though some of these residents may live in Rolla, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,856
Median earning men ± $2,880
$30,511
Median earning women ± $2,037

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,021), Wholesale Trade ($55,875), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,740).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($45,069), Manufacturing ($40,432), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 507
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 273
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 227
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Rolla, MO awarded 2,220 degrees. The student population of Rolla, MO in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 5,379 male students and 1,735 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rolla, MO are White (1,634 and 82.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (111 and 5.58%), Asian (85 and 4.27%), and Two or More Races (67 and 3.37%).

The largest universities in Rolla, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri University of Science and Technology (2,209 and 99.5%) and Salem College of Hairstyling (11 and 0.495%).

The most popular majors in Rolla, MO are Mechanical Engineering (278 and 12.5%), Engineering & Industrial Management (261 and 11.8%), and General Civil Engineering (164 and 7.39%).

The median tuition cost in Rolla, MO for a public four year colleges is $10,389 for in-state students and $30,150 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Rolla, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,114 (75.6% men and 24.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,114 students enrolled in Rolla, MO, 75.6% men and 24.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,098 records, of which 23.5% were women and 76.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 240 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 120 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rolla, MO was Mechanical Engineering with 240 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Rolla, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,209 degrees awarded
  2. 11 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri University of Science and Technology with 2,209 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,687 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rolla, MO, which is 3.17 times more than the 533 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,634 degrees mean that there were 14.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 111 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,389) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,703) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($782) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rolla, MO was $174,100 in 2022, which is 0.618 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $154,400 to $174,100, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Rolla, MO is 60.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rolla, MO have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rolla, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rolla, MO is $53,242. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Rolla, MO was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $99,596, followed by Platte County, MO and Lincoln County, MO, with respective values of $92,543 and $82,543.

Property

$174,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,347
$10,657
Median Property Taxes
±$695

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rolla, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.1%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.1% of the housing units in Rolla, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rolla, MO was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $99,596, followed by Platte County, MO and Lincoln County, MO, with respective values of $92,543 and $82,543.

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Household Income

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$53,242
Median Household Income
± $2,323
17.7k
Number of Households
± 989

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.7k households in Rolla, MO grew to $53,242 from the previous year's value of $48,124.

The following chart displays the households in Rolla, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rolla, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75%)
  2. Carpooled (14%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.14%)

In 2022, 75% of workers in Rolla, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14%) and those who worked at home (6.14%).

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rolla, MO have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.09% of the workforce in Rolla, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rolla, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rolla, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rolla, MO (7.36k out of 41.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rolla, MO is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.7% of the population of Rolla, MO has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 2.57% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Missouri see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1422 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1650 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 457 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Missouri

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1,422 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Missouri in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 25.6% between 18 and 34 years, 34.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.29%
Uninsured
47.3%
Employer Coverage
14.6%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
2.57%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rolla, MO grew by 8.08% from 8.59% to 9.29%.

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