Roeland Park Demographics and Real Estate Info
The city of Roeland Park was named after a prominent immigrant from Ireland, John Roe. John Roe settled on 267 acres of land in 1883. Roeland Park was incorporated in 1958.
Located in the northeastern corner of Johnson County, this city has a population of nearly 7000. Roeland Park is part of a general constellation of communities such as Fairway, Mission, Shawnee and Merriam Kansas which have a charm established neighborhoods and strong community values.
Roeland Park is a city of artists. It has more artists, designers, and people working in media than 90% of other communities in America. This concentration of artists helps to create Roeland Park’s trendy and urban sophisticate character.
Roeland Park also has fewer married households compared to its immediate surrounding communities with a median age of just over 34 years old.
In 2013 an agreement between the City of Roeland Park and the Greater Kansas City Foundation allows and encourages the City to accept funds from organizations and donors interested in benefiting the community for non-operational uses, such as community events, public art and City parks amenities. This has richly contributed to the growth and reputation of community arts and services such as:
- Fireworks Display
- Tree Lighting
- Arbor Day Celebrations
- Art in the Park™ Program
In Johnson County, Roeland Park has developed a strong reputation for recreation and events at the Roeland Park Community Center.
- Population – 6,609, Up 1% since 2000
- Average Income – $81,554 Per Year
- Average age – 35 years
- Gender– 48% Male, 52% Female
- Households– 3,003, 26% with children
- Average Home Values – $162,125
Roeland Park’s public school district is Shawnee Mission. The Shawnee Mission School District is the third largest school district in Kansas. 2014-2015 school year had 27,509 students in attendance. Since its unification in 1969, the school district has consistently ranked among the finest school districts in the nation.
Roeland Park is located in the proximity of Bishop Miege High School and Pembroke Hill Academy private schools.