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Iola, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Iola had a population of 5,409 as of July 1, 2019. Iola ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Iola is located at latitude 37.9245 and longitude -95.4 in Allen County. The formal boundaries for the City of Iola encompass a land area of 4.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Allen County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 971 feet.

The City of Iola (GNIS ID: 485599) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Iola: Cofachique.

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Iola, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Iola, KS Housing Affordability Index is 191
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Iola, KS Wealth Index is 38
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,409
Population in Households 5,105
Population in Familes 3,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 304
Population Density 1,209
Diversity Index1 27
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,627
Average Household Income $47,434
Per Capita Income $19,535
Wealth Index3 38

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,261 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 972 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $84,324
Housing Affordability Index2 191
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,234
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,354
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.57% -0.82%
Households -0.58% -0.86%
Families -0.5% -0.92%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.49%

Iola, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iola to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 60 91st
Population Density # 173 74th
Diversity Index # 159 77th
Median Household Income # 645 4th
Per Capita Income # 647 4th

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