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Roeland Park, Kansas
—  City  —
Location of Roeland Park, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°2′5″N 94°38′21″W / 39.03472°N 94.63917°W / 39.03472; -94.63917Coordinates: 39°2′5″N 94°38′21″W / 39.03472°N 94.63917°W / 39.03472; -94.63917
Country United States
State Kansas
County Johnson
Incorporated 1951
Government
 - Mayor Adrienne Foster
Area
 - Total 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 - Land 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 988 ft (301 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 6,817
 - Density 4,197.8/sq mi (1,620.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66205 and 66202
Area code(s) 913
FIPS code 20-60825[1]
GNIS feature ID 0479030[2]
Website City website

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 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.

There were 3,007 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,455, and the median income for a family was $61,750. Males had a median income of $40,504 versus $32,212 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,220. About 3.0% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

Schools

Roesland Elementary School and Bishop Miege High School are located in the city.

Libraries

The Johnson County Library serves residents of Roeland Park. The library's Cedar Roe branch is in Roeland Park.

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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