Iola, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Iola, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Iola had a population of 142 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Iola, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 142
Population in Households 142
Population in Familes 120
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 146
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $40,430
Average Household Income $53,623
Per Capita Income $21,710


Total Housing Units 61 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (80.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $82,895
Average Home Value $130,102


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.09% -0.14%
Households 0.22% 0.0%
Families 2.3% -0.49%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.11%

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, 2018 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 Density # 1316 4th
Diversity Index # 1280 7th
Median Household Income # 1196 13th
Per Capita Income # 1202 12th

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