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Rolette, North Dakota
Location of Rolette, North Dakota
Location of Rolette, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°39′48″N 99°50′39″W / 48.66333°N 99.84417°W / 48.66333; -99.84417Coordinates: 48°39′48″N 99°50′39″W / 48.66333°N 99.84417°W / 48.66333; -99.84417
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Rolette
Area
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,627 ft (496 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 594
 • Estimate 
(2019)
593
 • Density 588.29/sq mi (227.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58366
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-67780
GNIS feature ID 1030956

Rolette is a city in Rolette County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 594 at the 2010 census.

History

Rolette was laid out in 1905. The city took its name from Rolette County. Rolette was incorporated in 1930. A post office has been in operation at Rolette since 1905.

Geography

Rolette is located at 48°39′48″N 99°50′39″W / 48.66333°N 99.84417°W / 48.66333; -99.84417 (48.663463, -99.844187).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 408
1920 409 0.2%
1930 428 4.6%
1940 460 7.5%
1950 451 −2.0%
1960 524 16.2%
1970 579 10.5%
1980 667 15.2%
1990 623 −6.6%
2000 538 −13.6%
2010 594 10.4%
2019 (est.) 593 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 594 people in 254 households, including 141 families, in the city. The population density was 594.0 inhabitants per square mile (229.3/km2). There were 284 housing units at an average density of 284.0 per square mile (109.7/km2). The racial makup of the city was 56.9% White, 0.2% African American, 37.9% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 4.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0%.

Of the 254 households 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.5% were non-families. 39.0% of households were one person and 16.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age was 43 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

Education

It is zoned to Rolette Public School.

Notable people

  • Kevin Cramer, U.S. Senator, former U.S. Representative
  • Randy Kelly, Minnesota legislator and mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • William C. Marcil, chief executive officer of Forum Communications
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