Rolla, MO

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2020 Population
20,273
0.516% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roy Blunt
Republican Party
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
26.8
3.08% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
27.3%
5.44% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$37,252
0.926% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$143,700
9.61% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
8,016
2.15% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Rolla, MO had a population of 20.3k people with a median age of 26.8 and a median household income of $37,252. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Rolla, MO grew from 20,169 to 20,273, a 0.516% increase and its median household income declined from $37,600 to $37,252, a −0.926% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rolla, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.63%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.87%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.49%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.15%).

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.

93.1% of the residents in Rolla, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rolla, MO are Missouri University of Science and Technology (2,387 degrees awarded in 2020), Rolla Technical Institute/Center (69 degrees), and Salem College of Hairstyling (14 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Rolla, MO was $143,700, and the homeownership rate was 40.6%.

Most people in Rolla, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Rolla, MO was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Rolla, MO is home to a population of 20.3k people, from which 93.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.09% of Rolla, MO residents were born outside of the country (1.84k people).

In 2020, there were 12.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Rolla, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.34k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 582 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.1%
2020 Citizenship
92.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.1% of Rolla, MO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Rolla, MO was 92.3%, 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)
    17.1k ± 316
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.34k ± 226
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    582 ± 271
3.26%
Hispanic Population
661 people

In 2020, there were 12.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Rolla, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.34k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 582 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.26% of the people in Rolla, MO are hispanic (661 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    39,519 ± 4,865 people
  2. India
    21,572 ± 3,600 people
  3. China
    19,039 ± 3,382 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 39,519 Missouri residents, followed by India with 21,572 and China with 19,039.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.09%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.84k people
9.96%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.01k people

As of 2020, 9.09% of Rolla, MO residents (1.84k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rolla, MO was 9.96%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    333 ± 123
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    198 ± 90
  3. Vietnam
    175 ± 76

Rolla, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Rolla, MO employs 8.02k people. The largest industries in Rolla, MO are Educational Services (2,017 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,235 people), and Retail Trade (976 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($50,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,063), and Transportation & Warehousing ($39,063).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,900. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.02k
2020 Value
± 687
−2.15%
1 Year decline
± 12.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rolla, MO declined at a rate of −2.15%, from 8.19k employees to 8.02k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rolla, MO, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (977 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (813 people), and Management Occupations (686 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

8.02k
2020 Value
± 687
−2.15%
1 Year decline
± 12.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rolla, MO declined at a rate of −2.15%, from 8.19k employees to 8.02k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rolla, MO, are Educational Services (2,017 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,235 people), and Retail Trade (976 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

$31,853
Median earning men ± $6,067
$26,843
Median earning women ± $2,859

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,469), Public Administration ($56,141), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($39,857).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($40,288), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($34,375), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($31,033).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.9B
  2. $30.9B
  3. $29.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($30.9B) and Pharmaceuticals ($29.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$312B
2020 Value in Missouri
$614B
Projected 2050 Value in Missouri
97.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $312B. This is expected to increase 97.1% to $614B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $26.1B
  2. $15.4B
  3. $15.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.1B, followed by Texas with $15.4B and Kansas and $15.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley 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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Roy Blunt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley are the senators currently representing Missouri.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2020, universities in Rolla, MO awarded 2,470 degrees. The student population of Rolla, MO in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 5,879 male students and 1,876 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rolla, MO are White (1,802 and 81.2%), followed by Asian (109 and 4.91%), Hispanic or Latino (106 and 4.78%), and Black or African American (75 and 3.38%).

The largest universities in Rolla, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri University of Science and Technology (2,387 and 96.6%), Rolla Technical Institute/Center (69 and 2.79%), and Salem College of Hairstyling (14 and 0.567%).

The most popular majors in Rolla, MO are Mechanical Engineering (322 and 13%), Engineering & Industrial Management (283 and 11.5%), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (175 and 7.09%).

The median tuition cost in Rolla, MO for a public four year colleges is $9,330 for in-state students and $28,563 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Rolla, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 7,755 (75.8% men and 24.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 7,755 students enrolled in Rolla, MO, 75.8% men and 24.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,824 records, of which 24.1% were women and 75.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 279 degree-majors awarded
  2. 138 degree-majors awarded
  3. 121 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rolla, MO was Mechanical Engineering with 279 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. 2,387 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri University of Science and Technology with 2,387 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,820 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rolla, MO, which is 2.8 times more than the 650 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,802 degrees mean that there were 16.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 109 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 ($9,330) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,488) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($676) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.599% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.508% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.47M), Some college (1.14M), and Bachelors Degree (823k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Rolla, MO was $143,700 in 2020, which is 0.625 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $131,100 to $143,700, a 9.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Rolla, MO is 40.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Rolla, MO have an average commute time of 13.5 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 $37,252. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Rolla, MO was Census Tract 8910 with a value of $82,321, followed by Census Tract 8905 and Census Tract 8909, with respective values of $55,250 and $54,781.

Property

$143,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,454
$3,443
Median Property Taxes
±$378

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 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

40.6%
Homeownership
2020
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 40.6% of the housing units in Rolla, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8910
  2. Census Tract 8905
  3. Census Tract 8909

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rolla, MO was Census Tract 8910 with a value of $82,321, followed by Census Tract 8905 and Census Tract 8909, with respective values of $55,250 and $54,781.

The following map shows all of the places in Rolla, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$37,252
Median Household Income
± $5,474
8.47k
Number of Households
± 736

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.47k households in Rolla, MO declined from $37,252 from the previous year's value of $37,600.

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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rolla, MO is from Missouri.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2020, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.04% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Walked (7.85%)

In 2020, 77.2% of workers in Rolla, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who walked to work (7.85%).

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Commute Time

13.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rolla, MO have a shorter commute time (13.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.413% 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

27.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rolla, MO (4.75k out of 17.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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93.1% of the population of Rolla, MO has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 19.9% on non-group plans, and 4.59% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Missouri was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Phelps County, MO see 1177 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.1% increase from the previous year (1041 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1537 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 303 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Missouri, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,177 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Phelps County, MO

Primary care physicians in Phelps County, MO see an average of 1,177 patients per year. This represents a 13.1% increase from the previous year (1,041 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Missouri across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 40% between 18 and 34 years, 24.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 54.5% were men and 45.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.94%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
11.9%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
19.9%
Non-Group
4.59%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rolla, MO grew by 29.2% from 5.37% to 6.94%.

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