Rocky Boy Tribe
Chippewa Indians of
Rolla, Turtle Mountain Reservation
Though it is not located on the Reservation, the city of Rolla, North Dakota is nearly 50% Indian including mixed bloods. The city of Rolla was founded in 1888. The region was still very unsafe at the time. The population of Rolla, North Dakota was 1,280 according to the 2010 census. It dropped significantly from the 2000 census of 1,417. Rolla covers 1.43 sq. mi. Elevation is 1,814 feet above sea level. Zip code is 58367. It is located about 6 miles northeast of Belcourt and 7 miles southeast of St. John.
Indians make up 42% of Rolla's population. A total of 619 housing units are located in the city which gives Rolla an average housing unit size of near 2.0 persons per housing unit. The 2000 census reported that Indians made up 28% of the population. The white population dropped dramatically (by 200 or more), while the Indian population increased by nearly 150, between 2000 and 2010. Many of the Chippewa's from the surrounding region are moving to Rolla in search of employment. Below are several links to google earth pictures of Rolla, North Dakota.