Rolla, MO

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Population

20,013

0.548% growth

Median Age

25.3


Median Household Income

$33,046

2.87% decline

Poverty Rate

28.9%


Number of Employees

7,988

0.324% decline

Median Property Value

$127,800

1.16% decline

About

In 2017, Rolla, MO had a population of 20k people with a median age of 25.3 and a median household income of $33,046. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rolla, MO grew from 19,904 to 20,013, a 0.548% increase and its median household income declined from $34,024 to $33,046, a -2.87% decrease.

The population of Rolla, MO is 83.6% White Alone, 7.33% Asian Alone, and 4.27% Black or African American Alone. 11.3% of the people in Rolla, MO speak a non-English language, and 91.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rolla, MO are Missouri University of Science and Technology (2,611 degrees awarded in 2016), Rolla Technical Institute/Center (107 degrees), and Metro Business College-Rolla (34 degrees).

The median property value in Rolla, MO is $127,800, and the homeownership rate is 39.7%. Most people in Rolla, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Rolla, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Rolla, MO employs 7.99k people. The largest industries in Rolla, MO are Educational Services (1,805 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,487 people), and Retail Trade (1,125 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($89,773), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,010), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,281).

Median household income in Rolla, MO is $33,046. Males in Rolla, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Rolla, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,046

2017 value

± $3,411

-2.87%

1 Year Growth

± 15.3%

Households in Rolla, MO have a median annual income of $33,046, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,024 in 2016, which represents a -2.87% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Rolla, MO made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Rolla, MO workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rolla, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8910

  2. Census Tract 8909

  3. Census Tract 8901

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rolla, MO was Census Tract 8910 with a value of $59,481, followed by Census Tract 8909 and Census Tract 8901, with respective values of $50,183 and $47,778.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rolla, MO (5.04k out of 17.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,933 ± 459

  2. Asian

    543 ± 146

  3. Black

    478 ± 253

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.99k

2017 Value

± 615

-0.324%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rolla, MO declined at a rate of -0.324%, from 8.01k employees to 7.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rolla, MO, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (918 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (827 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (753 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rolla, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rolla, MO, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (918 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (827 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (753 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Rolla, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.27 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.52 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rolla, MO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($92,841), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($49,125), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($48,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.99k

2017 Value

± 615

-0.324%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rolla, MO declined at a rate of -0.324%, from 8.01k employees to 7.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rolla, MO, are Educational Services (1,805 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,487 people), and Retail Trade (1,125 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Rolla, MO, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,805 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,487 people), and Retail Trade (1,125 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Rolla, MO has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.44 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.55 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rolla, MO, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($89,773), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,010), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,281).

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Domestic Trade

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. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $24B and Mixed freight and $22.8B.

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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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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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. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

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

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Health

91.9% of the population of Rolla, MO has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 7.77% on Medicare, 21.7% on non-group plans, and 3.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Rolla, MO see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,418 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1,417 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.11%

Uninsured

47.1%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

7.77%

Medicare

21.7%

Non-Group

3.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rolla, MO declined by 14.2% from 9.45% to 8.11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rolla, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Rolla, MO is home to a population of 20k people, from which 91.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.3% of Rolla, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Rolla, MO is composed of 16.7k White Alone residents (83.6%), 1.47k Asian Alone residents (7.33%), 855 Black or African American Alone residents (4.27%), 601 Hispanic or Latino residents (3%), 295 Two or More Races residents (1.47%), 61 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.305%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rolla, MO are Chinese (663 speakers), Arabic (511 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (234 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

28

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rolla, MO was 25.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 28. But people in Rolla, MO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Rolla, MO residents was 25.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 11.3% of Rolla, MO residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rolla, MO was 11.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rolla, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Rolla, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

91.5%

2017 Citizenship

91.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.5% of Rolla, MO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rolla, MO was 91.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.7k ± 305

  2. Asian Alone

    1.47k ± 132

  3. Black or African American Alone

    855 ± 220

In 2017, there were 11.4 times more White Alone residents (16.7k people) in Rolla, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k Asian Alone and 855 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Rolla, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese

    663 speakers (3.53%)

  2. Arabic

    511 speakers (2.72%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    234 speakers (1.25%)

11.3% of Rolla, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Rolla, MO was Chinese. 3.53% of the overall population of Rolla, MO are native Chinese speakers. 2.72% speak Arabic and 1.25% speak Chinese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    393 ± 175

  2. Vietnam

    308 ± 103

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    127 ± 63

Rolla, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Rolla, MO awarded 2,766 degrees. The student population of Rolla, MO is skewed towards men, with 6,884 male students and 2,141 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rolla, MO are White (1,799 and 82%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (92 and 4.2%), Unknown (91 and 4.15%), and Black or African American (86 and 3.92%).

The largest universities in Rolla, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri University of Science and Technology (2,611 and 94.4%), Rolla Technical Institute/Center (107 and 3.87%), and Metro Business College-Rolla (34 and 1.23%).

The most popular majors in Rolla, MO are Engineering & Industrial Management (276 and 9.98%), Mechanical Engineering (246 and 8.89%), and Geological & Geophysical Engineering (213 and 7.7%).

The median tuition costs in Rolla, MO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,286 and $25,554 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 209 degrees awarded

  2. 103 degrees awarded

  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rolla, MO was Mechanical Engineering with 209 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,611 degrees awarded

  2. 107 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

$8,286

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Rolla, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri University of Science and Technology with 2,611 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,078

Degrees Awarded to Men

688

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,078 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rolla, MO, which is 3.02 times more than the 688 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,799 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    92 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    91 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rolla, MO were to White students. These 1,799 degrees mean that there were 19.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 92 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rolla, MO was $127,800 in 2017, which is 0.587 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $129,300 to $127,800, a 1.16% decrease. The homeownership rate in Rolla, MO is 39.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rolla, MO have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rolla, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$33,046

Median Household Income

± $3,411

7.38k

Number of Households

± 608

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.38k households in Rolla, MO declined from $33,046 from the previous year's value of $34,024.

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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Housing

Property Value

$127,800

2017 Median

± $8,025

$129,300

2016 Median

± $9,696

In 2017, the median property value in Rolla, MO declined from to $127,800 from the previous year's value of $129,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rolla, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rolla, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rolla, MO 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

39.7%

2017 Homeownership

38.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 39.7% of the housing units in Rolla, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 38.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Rolla, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rolla, MO have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.629% of the workforce in Rolla, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Walked

    7.46%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rolla, MO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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