Rolla, MO

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2022 Population
20,025
0.381% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
26.9
4.95% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
24.5%
5.45% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$37,685
0.692% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$161,500
13% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,972
0.138% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Rolla, MO had a population of 20k people with a median age of 26.9 and a median household income of $37,685. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rolla, MO grew from 19,949 to 20,025, a 0.381% increase and its median household income grew from $37,426 to $37,685, a 0.692% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rolla, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.68%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.85%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.7%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.43%).

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.

94.3% 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 $161,500, and the homeownership rate was 40.5%.

Most people in Rolla, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Rolla, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rolla, MO is home to a population of 20k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.72% of Rolla, MO residents were born outside of the country (1.55k people).

In 2022, there were 14.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.4k people) in Rolla, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 770 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.3%
2022 Citizenship
93.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.3% 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 93.5%, 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)
    16.4k ± 376
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 254
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    770 ± 298
3.74%
Hispanic Population
748 people

In 2022, there were 14.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.4k people) in Rolla, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 770 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.74% of the people in Rolla, MO are hispanic (748 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

7.72%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.55k people
7.89%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.57k people

As of 2022, 7.72% of Rolla, MO residents (1.55k 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 7.89%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    278 ± 125
  2. Vietnam
    238 ± 111
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    135 ± 71

Rolla, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rolla, MO employs 7.97k people. The largest industries in Rolla, MO are Educational Services (1,999 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,042 people), and Retail Trade (965 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($81,292), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,458), and Public Administration ($56,935).

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

7.97k
2022 Value
± 733
−0.138%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rolla, MO declined at a rate of −0.138%, from 7.98k employees to 7.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rolla, MO, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,108 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,011 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (653 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

7.97k
2022 Value
± 733
−0.138%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rolla, MO declined at a rate of −0.138%, from 7.98k employees to 7.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rolla, MO, are Educational Services (1,999 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,042 people), and Retail Trade (965 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

$31,363
Median earning men ± $3,843
$29,114
Median earning women ± $2,323

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($113,523), Public Administration ($64,483), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,309), Manufacturing ($40,306), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,905).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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%.

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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.

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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 $161,500 in 2022, which is 0.573 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $142,900 to $161,500, a 13% increase. The homeownership rate in Rolla, MO is 40.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rolla, MO have an average commute time of 14.1 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 $37,685. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Rolla, MO was Census Tract 8910 with a value of $83,393, followed by Census Tract 8907 and Census Tract 8901, with respective values of $70,938 and $62,779.

Property

$161,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,538
$3,326
Median Property Taxes
±$413

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Rent vs Own

40.5%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 40.5% of the housing units in Rolla, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 43.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8910
  2. Census Tract 8907
  3. Census Tract 8901

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rolla, MO was Census Tract 8910 with a value of $83,393, followed by Census Tract 8907 and Census Tract 8901, with respective values of $70,938 and $62,779.

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Household Income

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$37,685
Median Household Income
± $7,019
8.22k
Number of Households
± 692

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.22k households in Rolla, MO grew to $37,685 from the previous year's value of $37,426.

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.
0.455
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 (73.9%)
  2. Carpooled (14.2%)
  3. Walked (5.31%)

In 2022, 73.9% of workers in Rolla, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.2%) and those who walked to work (5.31%).

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Commute Time

14.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rolla, MO have a shorter commute time (14.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.843% of the workforce in Rolla, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

24.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rolla, MO (4.2k out of 17.2k 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

91.3% of the population of Rolla, MO has health coverage, with 48.9% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 2.82% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Phelps County, MO see 1238 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.18% increase from the previous year (1177 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1480 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 290 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,238 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Phelps County, MO

Primary care physicians in Phelps County, MO see an average of 1,238 patients per year. This represents a 5.18% increase from the previous year (1,177 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 39% between 18 and 34 years, 24.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.2% were men and 46.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.72%
Uninsured
48.9%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
2.82%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rolla, MO grew by 13% from 7.72% to 8.72%.

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