Introduction to Roeland Park, Kansas

Roeland Park, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 4 miles NE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 5 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Roeland Park has a population of 6,817.

Roeland Park History

Roeland Park is located in Johnson County, which was named after Rev. Thomas Johnson. It was among the first counties that were founded in 1855 in the Kansas Territory. The development of new upper class and upper middle class homes in the city has earned Roeland Park the name of "the Orange County of the Midwest".

Roeland Park and nearby Attractions

  • Roeland Park Shopping Center
  • Johnson County Museum of History
  • Weston Bend State Park
  • Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site

Things To Do In Roeland Park

Visitors to Roeland Park can plan a trip to the Wonderscope Children's Museum with their kids. One can also visit the Johnson County Museum of History. Watkins Mill State Park and the Weston Bend State Park are popular for their recreational facilities. Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site is another popular site that can be visited. Roeland Park Shopping Center is the local shopping center.

Roeland Park Transportation

Kansas City International Airport provides air transportation opportunities.

Roeland Park Higher Education

Roeland's residents can attend higher education through University of Missouri - Kansas City, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City Kansas Community College.


Total Population 6,799
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,211
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 42.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.2%
Median Earnings25+ $43,988
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,839
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,196


Median Family Income $86,438
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 39.3%
Median Gross Rent $886
Median House Value $155,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.2%
US/American 0%
English 13.1%
Irish 20.2%

Roeland Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri
County Johnson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 66205
Phone Area Codes 913
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.037
Longitude -94.631

Roeland Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Roeland Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Shawnee Mission (66205)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fairway 3,946 $135,938
Mission 9,451 $69,940
Mission Woods 166 $190,000
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