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The Village of Iola had a population of 145 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Iola, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 145
Daytime Population: Workers 27
Daytime Population: Residents 58
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 85
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 145
Population in Familes 122
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 149
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $42,072
Average Household Income $53,769
Per Capita Income $21,318


Total Housing Units 61 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $78,750
Average Home Value $114,362


Total Households 56
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.39% -0.14%
Households 0.5% 0.0%
Families 2.62% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Iola, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iola to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1267 7th
Population Density # 1311 4th
Diversity Index # 1117 19th
Median Household Income # 1114 19th
Per Capita Income # 1192 13th

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