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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,816
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+3,992
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married45.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.2%
Median Earnings25+$38,367
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,451

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,053
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone35.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,047
Median House Value$155,100

Ancestry

German29.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.8%
Irish16.4%
English14.5%
Italian5.7%
French Except Basque4.2%
Dutch3.4%
Swedish3.1%
African2.9%
Polish1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Welsh1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Czech0.9%
Croatian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Australian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Roeland Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnson County
Standard Zip Codes66202, 66205
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.02
Approximate Longitude-94.67

Roeland Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationLEAVENWORTH
Distance22 miles
Jan Temp16 to 37 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationSMITHVILLE LAKE
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairway3,964$136,838
Mission9,490$70,222
Mission Woods186$163,750
Westwood1,747$108,542
Westwood Hills414$135,833

Roeland Park Private Schools

Bishop Miege High School
5041 Reinhardt Dr
ZIP: 66205
Secondary
Total Enrollment 738
Horizon Academy
4901 Reinhardt Dr
ZIP: 66205
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
St Agnes Elementary School
5130 Mission Rd
ZIP: 66205
Elementary
Total Enrollment 305
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