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Rolla is a city in Phelps County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Raleigh, NC, but with a simpler spelling
The latitude of Rolla is 37.941N. The longitude is -91.776W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,122 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,266.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rolla demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Phelps County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 65401 ZIP code.
24% of Rolla residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rolla ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rolla was $15,916, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Rolla residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Rolla, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $331. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $686.
Libraries in Rolla include Rolla Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Rolla include Rolla Daily News
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUMR.
Phelps County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rolla political report.
The average commute time for Rolla workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rolla between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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