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The Village of Iola had a population of 139 as of July 1, 2015. Iola ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Iola is located at latitude 38.834 and longitude -88.6278 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Iola (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 525 feet.

The Village of Iola (GNIS ID: 2398579) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Iola is located within Township of Larkinsburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Iola population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Iola, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 139
Population in Households 139
Population in Familes 118
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 143
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 54
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $56,818
Average Home Value $82,222


Median Household Income $40,367
Average Household Income $50,666
Per Capita Income $19,833
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.29%
Households 0.0% -0.37%
Families 3.14% -0.51%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Iola, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iola to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 1273 7th
Population Density1 # 1319 4th
Diversity Index2 # 1159 15th
Median Household Income # 1124 18th
Per Capita Income # 1190 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.