Iola, Texas

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Population in 2014: 408 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Males: 183  (44.9%)
Females: 225  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip codes: 77861.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,446
Iola:

$49,446
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,847

Iola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $119,739
Iola:

$119,739
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $91,250; Detached houses: $101,006; Mobile homes: $78,495

Median gross rent in 2016: $850.

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  • Races in Iola, TX (2010)

    Iola races chart
    • 32781.5%White alone
    • 6015.0%Hispanic
    • 82.0%Two or more races
    • 41.0%Black alone
    • 20.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Iola: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (21.6%), Irish (7.2%), German (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (5.9%), Polish (5.2%), Trinidadian and Tobagonian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Iola,TX real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Iola:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Iola city:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

28 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America).

This city:

5.7%
Texas:

16.7%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Iola, Texas as of December 11, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Iola to the number of sex offenders is 38 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,017 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,045 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: College Station, TX (18.5 miles , pop. 67,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Southeast Montgomery, TX (56.5 miles , pop. 208,076).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (81.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Bedias, TX (2.7 miles ), Anderson-Bedias, TX (3.1 miles ), Kurten, TX (3.4 miles ), North Zulch, TX (3.5 miles ), Northeast Brazos, TX (3.7 miles ), Wixon Valley, TX (3.8 miles ), Madisonville, TX (4.0 miles ), Normangee, TX (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 30.77 N, Longitude: 96.07 W

Area code: 936

Iola household income distribution Iola home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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

Tornado activity:

Iola-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/5/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Iola city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1959, a category F3 tornado 20.2 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Iola-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 316.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 183.1 miles away from Iola center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 435.7 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 269.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 408.1 miles away from Iola center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 173.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grimes County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Iola:

  • MADISON ST JOSEPH HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; MADISONVILLE, TX)
  • CHOICE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; BRYAN, TX)
  • RIVERWOOD HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MADISONVILLE, TX)
  • SIERRA HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MADISONVILLE, TX)
  • PHYSICIANS CENTRE,THE Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; BRYAN, TX)
  • MADISONVILLE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MADISONVILLE, TX)
  • MADISONVILLE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MADISONVILLE, TX)

airports located in Iola:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Iola:

  • Texas A & M University-College Station (about 20 miles; College Station, TX; Full-time enrollment: 46,550)
  • Sam Houston State University (about 32 miles; Huntsville, TX; FT enrollment: 16,233)
  • Blinn College (about 47 miles; Brenham, TX; FT enrollment: 8,959)
  • Prairie View A & M University (about 48 miles; Prairie View, TX; FT enrollment: 7,517)
  • Lone Star College System (about 54 miles; The Woodlands, TX; FT enrollment: 45,205)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc. (about 67 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,236)
  • Temple College (about 79 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)

Public high school in Iola:

  • IOLA H S (Location: 7282 FT WORTH ST, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Iola:

  • IOLA EL (Students: 268, Location: 7282 FT WORTH ST, Grades: PK-6)
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Grimes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.8%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for Black residents, 13.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Texas average:

14.3

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,1234
Evangelical Protestant4,62226
Mainline Protestant96513
Other2984
None13,596-
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: 4
Grimes County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Grimes County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Grimes County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Grimes County:

28.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

15.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$253
Totals for Government 0$0 1$253

8.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
Texas average:

7.14%

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 Brazos County, TX  1.62% ($34,364 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  1.46% ($49,109)
from Montgomery County, TX  1.24% ($43,634)


7.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.96%
Texas average:

6.69%

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 Brazos County, TX  2.06% ($30,545 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  1.09% ($29,580)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.97% ($38,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Iola:

  • WTAW (1620 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KZNE (1150 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWBC (1550 AM; 5 kW; NAVASOTA, TX)
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Iola:

  • KAGG (96.1 FM; MADISONVILLE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNDE (95.1 FM; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KORA-FM (98.3 FM; BRYAN, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KMBV (92.5 FM; NAVASOTA, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHPT (106.9 FM; CONROE, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAMU-FM (90.9 FM; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY)
  • KNFX-FM (99.5 FM; BRYAN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMVL-FM (100.5 FM; MADISONVILLE, TX; Owner: LEON HUNT DBA HUNT BROADCASTING)
  • KKYS (104.7 FM; BRYAN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K227AI (93.3 FM; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KLTR (107.3 FM; CALDWELL, TX; Owner: ROY E. HENDERSON)
  • KVJM (103.1 FM; HEARNE, TX; Owner: EQUAL ACCESS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KEOS (89.1 FM; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRAZOS EDUCATIONAL RADIO)
  • K265DH (100.9 FM; BRYAN, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Iola:

  • KBTX-TV (Channel 3; BRYAN, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KYLE (Channel 28; BRYAN, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF BRYAN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMAY-LP (Channel 23; BRYAN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • K28AK (Channel 28; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSCM-LP (Channel 12; BRYAN, TX; Owner: R.D. HARRIS)
  • KAMU-TV (Channel 15; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY)
  • K47ED (Channel 47; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KRHD-LP (Channel 34; BRYAN, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHTX-LP (Channel 30; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Iola fatal accident list:

Sep 18, 1978 10:25 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Iola)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Gibbons Creek Power Plant (Lat: 30.621583 Lon: -96.083278), Call Sign: KNGG350
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.195 MHzGrant Date: 04/24/1998, Expiration Date: 05/23/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2003Registrant: State Of Texas, Jack L Thormahlen, Bryan, TX 77805
  • Lat: 30.616861 Lon: -96.078000, Call Sign: WZW654
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.662 MHz, 468.662 MHzGrant Date: 06/05/2013, Expiration Date: 08/31/2023Registrant: Texas Communications Of Bryan, Inc., 1389 N. Harvey Mitchell Pkwy, Bryan, TX 77803, Phone: (979) 775-6239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 107ES , Serial Number: 17266853, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 03/12/1976
    Registrant (Individual): John W Walpole, 17467 Fm 244, Iola, TX 77861
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6454S , Serial Number: 15067254, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Glenn E Lorance, 10363 John Rice Dr, Iola, TX 77861

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 47
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Service Call: 3

Incident types - Iola

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

Iola compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above 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.
There are 4 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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