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Population in 2012: 141 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.5%
 

Males: 72  (51.5%)
Females: 69  (48.5%)

Median resident age:  37.4 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 62838

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,247 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Iola:

$34,247
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,409

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $46,942 (it was $33,800 in 2000)
Iola:

$46,942
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $54,519; Detached houses: $58,727; Mobile homes: $36,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $750.

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  • White alone - 135 (95.7%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (2.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Iola: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (24.5%), German (13.8%), Italian (8.5%), French (6.4%), Dutch (5.3%), Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/13/1914

Elevation: 524 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 146 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Iola:

  • High school or higher: 76.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Iola village:

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 10.4%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Iola, Illinois as of September 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Iola to the number of sex offenders is 141 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,125 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $550 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (72.4 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (88.3 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (213.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Edgewood, IL (2.5 miles ), Louisville, IL (2.8 miles ), Farina, IL (2.8 miles ), Mason, IL (2.9 miles ), St. Peter, IL (3.5 miles ), Kinmundy, IL (3.6 miles ), Xenia, IL (3.7 miles ), Watson, IL (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 38.83 N, Longitude: 88.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.0%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+4.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Printing workers (18%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Religious workers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (23%)
  • Registered nurses (19%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Iola-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 143% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Iola village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 20.9 miles away from the village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Iola-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 48.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 40.0 miles away from Iola center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 33.3 miles away from Iola center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 48.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Iola:

  • FLORA REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FLORA, IL)
  • PRAIRIE ESTATES (Hospital, about 14 miles away; FLORA, IL)
  • FLORA GARDENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FLORA, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Iola:

  • Kaskaskia College (about 36 miles; Centralia, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,425)
  • Lake Land College (about 45 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 3,606)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 52 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,940)
  • Vincennes University (about 61 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 6,470)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (about 72 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 10,723)
  • Millikin University (about 73 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,183)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 74 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,638)

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Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.5%

Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  63.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  14.8%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Iola, IL

Iola compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Iola travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Wood (6%)

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Religion statistics for Iola village (based on Clay County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.38%
Here68.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents30.2%23.7%15.3%13.5%3.5%
Congregations28.0%22.0%4.0%18.0%2.0%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACommunity Church of ChristLutheran ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents3.4%3.0%3.0%0.9%3.6%
Congregations2.0%4.0%2.0%4.0%14.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Clay County:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Clay County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

27.4%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.3%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$100
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$57
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$225
Water Supply 0$0 1$240
Other and Unallocable 0$0 6$180
Totals for Government 0$0 11$802

Iola government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($120.57)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($106.38)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($21.28)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($14.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($7.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($7.09)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $23,000 ($163.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($14.18)

Iola government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($14.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($120.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($106.38)
    Highways: $5,000 ($35.46)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($14.18)

Iola government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($248.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($241.13)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($7.09)

Iola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $75,000 ($531.91)

5.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wayne County, IL  0.71% ($23,000 average AGI)
from Richland County, IL  0.56% ($29,233)
from Effingham County, IL  0.45% ($31,083)


6.14% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,575 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Effingham County, IL  0.81% ($20,636 average AGI)
to Richland County, IL  0.55% ($26,100)
to Wayne County, IL  0.54% ($20,828)

Strongest AM radio stations in Iola:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WCRA (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Iola:

  • WNOI (103.9 FM; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WUSI (90.3 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF S. ILL. UNIVER.)
  • WXEF (97.9 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJT (102.3 FM; TEUTOPOLIS, IL; Owner: JOHN W. KIRBY)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • W203AN (88.5 FM; FLORA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W204BG (88.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Iola:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNOI-LP (Channel 24; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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