Iola, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 5,553 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.9%
 
Males: 2,636  (47.5%)
Females: 2,917  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  34.1 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 66749.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,272 (it was $29,219 in 2000)
Iola:

$35,272
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,259 (it was $14,741 in 2000)

Iola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,405 (it was $38,900 in 2000)
Iola:

$60,405
KS:

$129,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $571.

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  • Races in Iola, KS (2013)

    Iola races chart
    • 5,20190.4%White alone
    • 2023.5%Black alone
    • 1582.7%Two or more races
    • 1041.8%Hispanic
    • 290.5%Asian alone
    • 150.3%American Indian alone
    • 80.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Iola: 73.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.3%), Irish (13.5%), English (7.7%), United States (7.5%), French (5.6%), Polish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 965 feet

Land area: 4.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,319 people per square mile   (low).

Iola,KS real estate house value index trend

Iola, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Iola:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Iola city:

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

68 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Iola, Kansas as of May 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Iola to the number of sex offenders is 237 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,048 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $792 (1.2%)

Iola satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.92 N, Longitude: 95.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,547 (+26.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,829 (71.0%)

Area code: 620

Iola household income distribution Iola home values distribution

Crime rates in Iola by Year
Type 2002 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 00100000000
per 100,000 0.00.016.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 32323583553
per 100,000 47.132.849.633.851.887.3140.352.387.587.853.7
Robberies 00361001110
per 100,000 0.00.049.6101.417.30.00.017.417.517.60.0
Assaults 2241312425171225221810
per 100,000 345.6671.8512.4405.7431.9296.8210.4435.5384.9316.0178.9
Burglaries 6334416857424246416429
per 100,000 989.6557.1677.71,149.4984.8733.4736.3801.4717.31,123.4518.8
Thefts 264224217267266186175239250235155
per 100,000 4,147.03,670.33,586.84,513.24,595.73,247.83,068.04,163.84,373.74,125.02,772.8
Auto thefts 16861313713115105
per 100,000 251.3131.199.2219.7224.6122.2227.9191.687.5175.589.4
Arson 21701604133
per 100,000 31.416.4115.70.017.3104.80.069.717.552.753.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 281.9) 360.7355.6387.5415.6402.3319.1345.5370.8382.9394.9232.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Iola detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.86
Kansas average:

2.60
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -127 (-2.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Iola: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Iola, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Iola, Kansas average temperatures Iola, Kansas average precipitation Iola, Kansas humidity Iola, Kansas wind speed Iola, Kansas snowfall Iola, Kansas sunshine Iola, Kansas clear and cloudy days

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 the city 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 Iola 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 Iola 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 the city 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 (12).
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

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

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 25.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 18.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.0%
(22.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.3% for Black residents, 23.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 85.3% for American Indian residents, 27.9% for two or more races residents)
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

Iola, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Kansas average:

11.3

Iola travel time to work - commute Iola mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Iola city (based on Allen County data)

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
Allen County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Allen County:

31.3%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,838$29,0280$0
Other Government Administration 3$15,401$61,6040$0
Judicial and Legal 2$4,060$24,3601$762
Police Protection - Officers 16$59,178$44,3840$0
Police - Other 1$2,860$34,3200$0
Firefighters 19$73,268$46,2750$0
Streets and Highways 8$30,715$46,0730$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,007$28,0280$0
Sewerage 2$5,697$34,1820$0
Parks and Recreation 8$27,462$41,1931$1,072
Water Supply 8$26,871$40,3070$0
Electric Power 13$50,417$46,5390$0
Gas Supply 7$21,941$37,6130$0
Local Libraries 4$7,649$22,9476$4,986
Other and Unallocable 2$5,967$35,8022$1,160
Totals for Government 98$343,331$42,04110$7,980

Iola government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,660,000 ($298.94)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,793,000 ($1223.30)
    Gas Utilities: $3,793,000 ($683.05)
    Regular Highways: $839,000 ($151.09)
    Central Staff Services: $804,000 ($144.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $791,000 ($142.45)
    General - Other: $741,000 ($133.44)
    Police Protection: $709,000 ($127.68)
    Water Utilities: $696,000 ($125.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $438,000 ($78.88)
    Libraries: $164,000 ($29.53)
    Sewerage: $138,000 ($24.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $121,000 ($21.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $112,000 ($20.17)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $3,000 ($0.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $418,000 ($75.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $254,000 ($45.74)
    General - Other: $124,000 ($22.33)
    Electric Utilities: $87,000 ($15.67)
    Gas Utilities: $67,000 ($12.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000 ($8.82)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($5.40)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($2.88)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($2.70)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($1.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($1.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,265,000 ($768.05)

Iola government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $446,000 ($80.32)
    Sewerage: $311,000 ($56.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $182,000 ($32.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $105,000 ($18.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $24,000 ($4.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $121,000 ($21.79)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $194,000 ($34.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $142,000 ($25.57)
    General Revenue, NEC: $27,000 ($4.86)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.72)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.36)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,749,000 ($1215.38)
    Gas Utilities: $3,925,000 ($706.83)
    Water Utilities: $1,324,000 ($238.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $198,000 ($35.66)
    General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($5.76)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,130,000 ($203.49)
    Property: $998,000 ($179.72)
    Public Utilities Sales: $102,000 ($18.37)
    Other Selective Sales: $35,000 ($6.30)
    Other License: $17,000 ($3.06)

Iola government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,740,000 ($2114.17)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,250,000 ($2025.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $490,000 ($88.24)

Iola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,207,000 ($937.69)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,000 ($0.90)

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Neosho County, KS  0.96% ($22,271 average AGI)
from Anderson County, KS  0.54% ($22,704)
from Woodson County, KS  0.26% ($23,538)


5.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,797 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Neosho County, KS  0.77% ($23,026 average AGI)
to Woodson County, KS  0.40% ($24,000)
to Anderson County, KS  0.36% ($21,111)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Iola fatal accident list:

Jan 31, 2014 01:22 PM, Us-54, Lat: 37.92202, Lon: -95.42684, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Aug 1, 2012 11:55 PM, Us-169, Oregon Rd, Lat: 37.95113, Lon: -95.38095, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Nov 6, 2010 04:50 PM, 1400, Oregon, Lat: 37.95151, Lon: -95.38193, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 18, 1993 10:06 PM, Ssycamore, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 27, 1985 07:12 AM, 169, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 25, 1980 01:43 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 13, 1980 11:05 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 23m75ftTotal length
  • $2,132,000Total costs
  • 18,005Total average daily traffic
  • 765Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,030Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 31960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2015
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:

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

FCC Registered Private 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/22/1998, Expiration Date: 12/22/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/22/2004Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/13/2015, Expiration Date: 07/18/2025Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/30/1999, Expiration Date: 11/08/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2004Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/10/2012, Expiration Date: 03/04/2022Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/12/2002, Expiration Date: 11/12/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2013, Certifier: Timothy J ThyerRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/01/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: William H KingRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/02/2014, Expiration Date: 12/02/2024, Certifier: Toby RossRegistrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (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:

49 (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:

18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 102
  • Hazardous Condition: 107
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Iola

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Iola, KS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Iola, Kansas:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1315 N State St, Iola, Kansas 66749 , Phone: (620) 365-5161
  • Super 8 Iola Kansas, 200 Bills Way, Iola, Kansas 66749 , Phone: (620) 237-4408
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Iola, Kansas
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (21%)
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

Iola compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population 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 above 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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