Iola, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 5,354 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.0%
 
Males: 2,574  (48.1%)
Females: 2,780  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66749.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,582 (it was $29,219 in 2000)
Iola:

$40,582
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,671 (it was $14,741 in 2000)

Iola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $72,325 (it was $38,900 in 2000)
Iola:

$72,325
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $83,084; detached houses: $84,519; mobile homes: $52,647

Median gross rent in 2017: $600.

March 2019 cost of living index in Iola: 69.7 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.3%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.7% for Black residents, 72.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Iola, KS (2017)
    • 4,90387.7%White alone
    • 2334.2%Two or more races
    • 2123.8%Black alone
    • 1693.0%Hispanic
    • 240.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 180.3%Other race alone
    • 30.05%American Indian alone

Races in Iola detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Iola, Kansas as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Iola is 199 to 1.


Crime rates in Iola by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.5)
2
(37.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(32.8)
3
(49.6)
2
(33.8)
3
(51.8)
5
(87.3)
8
(140.3)
3
(52.3)
5
(87.5)
5
(87.8)
3
(53.7)
1
(18.1)
8
(147.5)
8
(147.8)
13
(245.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(49.6)
6
(101.4)
1
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.4)
1
(17.5)
1
(17.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.3)
1
(18.4)
1
(18.5)
1
(18.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
41
(671.8)
31
(512.4)
24
(405.7)
25
(431.9)
17
(296.8)
12
(210.4)
25
(435.5)
22
(384.9)
18
(316.0)
10
(178.9)
23
(417.0)
24
(442.4)
23
(424.9)
17
(320.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
34
(557.1)
41
(677.7)
68
(1,149)
57
(984.8)
42
(733.4)
42
(736.3)
46
(801.4)
41
(717.3)
64
(1,123)
29
(518.8)
53
(961.0)
41
(755.8)
57
(1,053)
69
(1,300)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
224
(3,670)
217
(3,587)
267
(4,513)
266
(4,596)
186
(3,248)
175
(3,068)
239
(4,164)
250
(4,374)
235
(4,125)
155
(2,773)
229
(4,152)
224
(4,129)
214
(3,953)
130
(2,450)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(131.1)
6
(99.2)
13
(219.7)
13
(224.6)
7
(122.2)
13
(227.9)
11
(191.6)
5
(87.5)
10
(175.5)
5
(89.4)
16
(290.1)
12
(221.2)
10
(184.7)
10
(188.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(16.4)
7
(115.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.3)
6
(104.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(69.7)
1
(17.5)
3
(52.7)
3
(53.7)
2
(36.3)
2
(36.9)
2
(36.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)356.9388.9417.2403.8320.2346.8372.1384.4396.3233.1365.4447.7492.3545.2

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City-data.com crime index in Iola, KS

Crime rate in Iola detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.02
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (25.9%), American (17.5%), Irish (7.9%), English (4.3%), French (4.1%), Trinidadian and Tobagonian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 965 feet

Land area: 4.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,272 people per square mile   (low).

Iola, Kansas map

14 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,612 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,312 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawrence, KS (72.2 miles , pop. 80,098).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (92.0 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (362.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Bassett, KS (1.2 miles),
Gas, KS (1.7 miles ),
La Harpe, KS (2.3 miles ),
Piqua, KS (2.7 miles),
Humboldt, KS (2.8 miles ),
Neosho Falls, KS (3.2 miles),
Colony, KS (3.2 miles ),
Moran, KS (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.92 N, Longitude: 95.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,765 (+31.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,710 (74.5%)

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Iola, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Iola, KS in 2017
Iola satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $51,600
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $65,600
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2013: 30 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Iola, KS residents
Average permit cost in Iola, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Kansas:

3.7%
Historical population in Iola, KS
Historical housing units in Iola, KS
Most common industries in Iola, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.5%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.5%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Food (5.1%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Educational services (14.2%)
  • Social assistance (8.4%)
  • Food (7.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Iola, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
  • Construction laborers (3.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Child care workers (5.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)

Average climate in Iola, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Iola, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 55.0. This is better than average.

City:

55.0
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.21. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.21
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.33. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.33
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Tornado activity:

Iola-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/12/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Iola city center killed 3 people and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.9 miles away from the city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Iola-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 258.9 miles away from Iola center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 260.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 321.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 322.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 232.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 325.8 miles away from Iola center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Allen County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Iola topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Iola:

  • ALLEN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 101 SOUTH 1ST STREET)
  • ALLEN COUNTY HOSPITAL HHA (501 NORTH STATE)
  • ARKHAVEN AT IOLA (1336 N WALNUT ROAD)
  • COUNTRYSIDE ESTATES (600 E GARFIELD ST)
  • IOLA NURSING CENTER (1336 N WALNUT ROAD E)
  • STERLING HEIGHTS MANOR (1110 E CARPENTER)
  • WINDSOR PLACE AT IOLA LLC (600 E GARFIELD ST)

Airports located in Iola:

  • Allen County Airport (K88) (Runways: 1, Commercial Ops: 12, Air Taxi Ops: 260, Itinerant Ops: 8,000, Local Ops: 8,000, Military Ops: 6)

College/University in Iola:

  • Allen County Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,089; Location: 1801 N Cottonwood; Public; Website: www.allencc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Iola:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 53 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,838)
  • Emporia State University (about 55 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • Baker University (about 61 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • University of Kansas (about 73 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 74 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 77 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 79 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)

Public high school in Iola:

  • IOLA SR HIGH (Students: 468, Location: 300 E JACKSON, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Iola:

  • IOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 329, Location: 600 EAST STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM (Students: 232, Location: 300 S JEFFERSON, Grades: KG-5)
  • LINCOLN ELEM (Students: 226, Location: 700 N JEFFERSON, Grades: KG-5)
  • MCKINLEY ELEM (Students: 144, Location: 209 S KENTUCKY, Grades: KG-3)
See full list of schools located in Iola

Library in Iola:

  • IOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $249,907; Location: 218 EAST MADISON; 39,732 books; 2,450 audio materials; 2,063 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 91 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Iola: Cedarbrook Golf Course (A), Allen County Fairgrounds (B), North Industrial Site Number 3 (C), North Industrial Site Number 2 (D), North Industrial Site Number 1 (E), Allen County Sheriff's Department Correctional Facility (F), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop H (G), Iola Police Department (H), Allen County Sheriff's Department (I), Iola Public Library (J), Iola Memorial Hall (K), Allen County Courthouse (L), Iola Rural Volunteer Fire Department (M), Iola Fire Department (N), Iola Emergency Medical Services (O), Allen County Emergency Medical Services Headquarters (P), Southeast Kansas Multi - County Health Department Allen County (Q), Old Jail Museum (R), Allen County Historical Society and Museum (S), Major General Frederick Funston Boyhood Home (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: North Shopping Center (1), Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Iola include: Covenant of Faith Christian Center (A), First Church of the Nazarene (B), Grace Lutheran Church (C), Rivertree Christian Church (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Trinity United Methodist Church (F), Grace Southern Baptist Church (G), Truth Pentecostal Church (H), Harvest Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Highland Cemetery (1), Iola Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Iola include: Garfield Park (1), Riverside Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Allen County Historical Society & Museum (20 South Washington Avenue), The Northrup House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 318 East Street).

Hotels: Best Western Inn-Fax (1315 North State), Super 8 Motel (200 Bills Way), Best Western Inn (1315 N State St).

Courts: Iola-City - Municipal Court Clerk (2 West Jackson Avenue), Allen-County - Court Services Office-Probation (Court House), Allen-County - District Court Clerk (Court House).

Birthplace of: Don Coldsmith - Physician, Lila Leeds - Actress, Randy Stuart - Actress, Dean Hargrove - Television producer, Rick Kester - Baseball player.

Allen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Iola and their reported violations in the past:

IOLA, CITY OF (Population served: 5,698, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-24-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-18-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2006)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
ALLEN CO RWD 7 (Population served: 199, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
ALLEN CO RWD 15 (Population served: 135, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Iola that have no violations reported:

  • ALLEN CO RWD 4 (Population served: 52, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • ALLEN CO RWD 6 (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.2%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.2%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Iola in 2010:

  • 195 people in college/university student housing
  • 88 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Iola in 2000:

  • 127 people in nursing homes
  • 72 people in other group homes
  • 41 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 20 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Iola (2011 data):

  • Emprise Bank: Drive-In Branch at 919 North State Street, branch established on 1974/08/15; Iola Branch at 1 West Madison Street, branch established on 1885/12/31. Info updated 2011/04/13: Bank assets: $1,461.9 mil, Deposits: $1,282.4 mil, headquarters in Wichita, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Emprise Financial Corporation
  • Great Southern Bank: Iola Branch at 119 East Madison Street, branch established on 1903/04/01. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank, National Association: Iola Branch at 1206 East Street, branch established on 1924/01/01. Info updated 2007/10/03: Bank assets: $273.4 mil, Deposits: $181.6 mil, headquarters in Fort Scott, KS, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Capital Corporation
  • Community National Bank & Trust: Iola Branch at 120 East Madison, branch established on 1924/01/01. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $766.3 mil, Deposits: $636.2 mil, headquarters in Chanute, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Iola:

Marital status in Iola, KS
  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

For population 25 years and over in Iola:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Iola
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Religion statistics for Iola, KS (based on Allen County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,25415
Evangelical Protestant2,92626
Catholic1,4402
Other6043
Black Protestant1831
None4,964-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Allen County:

9.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Allen County:

31.3%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Iola:

53.2%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

52.3%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Iola:

28.2
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.6%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Iola:

9.0%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Iola:

34.3%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

59.7%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Iola:

79.1%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Iola, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 27$120,707$53,6480$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$70,186$49,5430$0
Electric Power 13$51,228$47,2870$0
Other Government Administration 9$36,414$48,5520$0
Streets and Highways 9$30,136$40,1810$0
Parks and Recreation 8$30,663$45,9952$1,860
Gas Supply 7$24,607$42,1830$0
Water Supply 7$26,279$45,0500$0
Financial Administration 3$12,832$51,3280$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,883$31,5320$0
Local Libraries 2$4,907$29,4429$8,439
Other and Unallocable 2$6,813$40,8782$1,913
Sewerage 2$5,733$34,3980$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,462$29,5442$1,395
Police - Other 1$3,000$36,0000$0
Totals for Government 111$433,850$46,90315$13,607

Iola government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,359,000 ($1374.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,164,000 ($404.18)
    Gas Utilities: $1,969,000 ($367.76)
    Water Utilities: $1,813,000 ($338.63)
    Police Protection: $1,197,000 ($223.57)
    Regular Highways: $810,000 ($151.29)
    General - Other: $700,000 ($130.74)
    Sewerage: $424,000 ($79.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $394,000 ($73.59)
    Libraries: $217,000 ($40.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $172,000 ($32.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $134,000 ($25.03)
    Central Staff Services: $103,000 ($19.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($4.48)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $217,000 ($40.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,000,000 ($186.78)
    Gas Utilities: $742,000 ($138.59)
    Sewerage: $319,000 ($59.58)
    Regular Highways: $121,000 ($22.60)
    Water Utilities: $86,000 ($16.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($12.33)
    Police Protection: $46,000 ($8.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($4.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($3.74)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,608,000 ($860.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $65,000 ($12.14)

Iola government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,857,000 ($346.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $243,000 ($45.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000 ($23.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $244,000 ($45.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,569,000 ($1040.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $141,000 ($26.34)
    Donations From Private Sources: $21,000 ($3.92)
    Rents: $8,000 ($1.49)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($1.49)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,102,000 ($1700.04)
    Gas Utilities: $2,824,000 ($527.46)
    Water Utilities: $1,930,000 ($360.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $147,000 ($27.46)
    General Local Government Support: $29,000 ($5.42)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,465,000 ($273.63)
    Property: $1,386,000 ($258.87)
    Public Utilities Sales: $85,000 ($15.88)
    Other License: $35,000 ($6.54)

Iola government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,860,000 ($1654.84)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,155,000 ($1523.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $706,000 ($131.86)

Iola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,180,000 ($1901.38)
Businesses in Iola, KS
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Iola:

  • KALN (1370 AM; 1 kW; IOLA, KS; Owner: IOLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKOY (1460 AM; 1 kW; CHANUTE, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Iola:

  • K217CI (91.3 FM; IOLA, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KIKS-FM (101.5 FM; IOLA, KS; Owner: IOLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KINZ (95.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, KS; Owner: SUTCLIFFE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KBJQ (88.3 FM; BRONSON, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KSNP (97.7 FM; BURLINGTON, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKOY-FM (105.5 FM; CHANUTE, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
Iola fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Iola fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 44Number of bridges
  • 449ft / 137mTotal length
  • $8,907,000Total costs
  • 86,932Total average daily traffic
  • 13,477Total average daily truck traffic
  • 82,196Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Iola, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 131930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Iola, KS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Iola)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 1 Mi N On 169 Hwy Rr 2 (Lat: 37.975028 Lon: -95.425250), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPDX715, Licensee ID: L00015287,
    Assigned Frequencies: 9345.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/22/1998, Expiration Date: 12/22/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/22/2004, Registrant: Robin C Boyer, 1004 N State St, Iola, KS 66749, Phone: (316) 365-7559
  • Miller & Cottonwood (Lat: 37.924750 Lon: -95.398028), Type: Tank, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WNDE925,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.575 MHz, Grant Date: 07/13/2015, Expiration Date: 07/18/2025, Registrant: Spectrum License Consultants, Inc., 407a Harrell Ln, Canyon, TX 79015, Phone: (806) 655-5557, Email:
  • City Hall 2 W Jackson St (Lat: 37.923083 Lon: -95.404694), Call Sign: KAB295, Licensee ID: L00015981,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.4600 MHz, 39.5800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/30/1999, Expiration Date: 11/08/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2004, Registrant: City Of Iola, 2 West Jackson St, Iola, KS 66749, Phone: (316) 365-4960
  • 402 E Jackson (Lat: 37.923083 Lon: -95.391083), Call Sign: KNCW991,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.160 MHz, Grant Date: 01/10/2012, Expiration Date: 03/04/2022, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 37.924750 Lon: -95.398028, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPWG500,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2458.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/12/2002, Expiration Date: 11/12/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2013, Certifier: Timothy J Thyer, Registrant: Iola Fire Dept, 408 N Washington, Iola, KS 66749, Phone: (620) 365-4972, Fax: (620) 365-8631, Email:
  • Lat: 37.865306 Lon: -95.385806, Call Sign: WQRF298,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.037 MHz, Grant Date: 05/01/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: William H King, Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:
  • Main Plant Ls - Off Nebraska Rd By Rr Tracks (Lat: 37.909861 Lon: -95.410861), Type: Mast, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQUZ795,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.025 MHz, Grant Date: 12/02/2014, Expiration Date: 12/02/2024, Certifier: Toby Ross, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Iola)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Iola)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 72. The highest number of fire incidents - 108 took place in 2011, and the least - 47 in 2013. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Iola, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (55.2%), and Structure Fires (28.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Iola, KS
    • 67455.2%Outside Fires
    • 34328.1%Structure Fires
    • 16613.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 383.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Iola, KS
Most common first names in Iola, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8377.8 years
Mary8079.7 years
Charles7177.3 years
William7177.9 years
George6278.6 years
James6074.8 years
Robert5170.3 years
Ruth4382.8 years
Frank3778.2 years
Dorothy3778.3 years
Most common last names in Iola, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6478.4 years
Wilson3477.2 years
Johnson3377.3 years
Jones3271.1 years
Brown2477.7 years
Miller2285.5 years
Moore2278.5 years
Baker2176.7 years
Anderson1976.9 years
Thompson1884.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Iola, KS
  • 76.9%Utility gas
  • 21.1%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Iola, KS
  • 55.8%Utility gas
  • 41.3%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Iola compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Iola on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
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