Roland is a city in Story County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,324 at the 2000 census. It is part of the 'Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area', which is a part of the larger 'Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area'.
Roland is located at 42°09′56″N 93°30′00″W / 42.165662°N 93.499965°W / 42.165662; -93.499965 (42.165662, -93.499965).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.