Roeland Park, Kansas

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Roeland Park is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States. The population was 6,817 at the 2000 census.

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History

The City of Roeland Park was originally named after John Roe, an immigrant from Ireland who settled on 267 acres (1.08 km2) in 1883, part of which Roeland Park now stands. The Roe Home was built in 1891 and razed in 1958 to make room for the cloverleaf at Roe Boulevard and Johnson Drive.

Roeland Park's original pool was built in 1958 on land donated by the Roe Estate. The new pool facility is located on the east side of the Community Center at 4843 Rosewood Drive. The Community Center address is 4850 Rosewood Drive and offers many different programs throughout the year. The dome covering the pool will be in place until mid May allowing residents indoor use of the main pool throughout the fall, winter, and spring.

Geography

Roeland Park is located at 39°02′05″N 94°38′21″W / 39.034705°N 94.639211°W / 39.034705; -94.639211 (39.034705, -94.639211).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,817 people, 3,007 households, and 1,798 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,197.8 people per square mile (1,624.7/km2). There were 3,115 housing units at an average density of 1,918.1/sq mi (742.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.39% White, 1.97% African American, 0.45% Native American, 1.42% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.16% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.65% of the population.

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