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Iola, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Iola is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clay County at latitude 38.834 and longitude -88.6278. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 525 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Iola, but most people and references simply refer to it as Iola, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Iola indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Iola, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 142
Population in Households 142
Population in Familes 120
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 146
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $61,364
Average Home Value $90,957


Median Household Income $44,319
Average Household Income $51,810
Per Capita Income $20,226
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.0%
Households 0.43% 0.0%
Families 4.5% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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, 2014 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 # 1271 7th
Population Density1 # 1317 4th
Diversity Index2 # 1256 9th
Median Household Income # 988 28th
Per Capita Income # 1152 16th

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