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Welcome to Roland ...

The city of Roland is located in Story County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Roland has a population of 1,271 people<1> (see below for details).

Roland is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Roland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Roland is within the boundaries of the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Roland: 50236<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Roland had a population of 1,284 people. This makes Roland the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Roland represents 0.04% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 231st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,284 people, the population of Roland decreased 3.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,324 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Roland had an population of 1,271 people. This is a decrease of 1.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Roland.

Communities Also Named Roland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Roland - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (3), Manitoba, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Roland.

Websites for Roland ...

Official Website: www.cityofroland.org/

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Roland. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Roland. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Roland.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Roland:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roland ...

Looking for more information about Roland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Roland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Roland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Roland.

Communities near Roland ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Ames   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Roland

Nevada   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Roland

Huxley   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Roland

Story City   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of Roland

Jewell   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Roland

Located in Hamilton County

Gilbert   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Roland

Maxwell   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Roland

Colo   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Roland

Cambridge   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Roland

Hubbard   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Roland

Located in Hardin County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Roland.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Story County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Roland: www.cityofroland.org/

The official website for Story County: www.storycounty.com/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Roland.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Roland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Roland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1664, Longitude: -93.5006     [Map].

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