Roland, Iowa

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Roland is a city in Story County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,324 at the 2000 census. It is part of the 'Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area', which is a part of the larger 'Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area'.



Roland is located at 42°09′56″N 93°30′00″W / 42.165662°N 93.499965°W / 42.165662; -93.499965 (42.165662, -93.499965).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,324 people, 485 households, and 366 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,223.0 people per square mile (473.3/km2). There were 509 housing units at an average density of 470.2/sq mi (182.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.02% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 485 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

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