Iola, Kansas Population 2024

5,427

Iola is a city located in Allen County Kansas. Iola has a 2024 population of 5,427. It is also the county seat of Allen County.Iola is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 0.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,402 in 2020.

The average household income in Iola is $55,991 with a poverty rate of 19.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Iola is 37.2 years, 32.7 years for males, and 41.4 years for females.

Iola Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Iola was:

  • White: 86.6%
  • Two or more races: 7.6%
  • Black or African American: 3.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.35%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Other race: 0.13%
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,213.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.46% (25)
The current population of Iola, Kansas is 5,427 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,402.

Iola, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,67286.6%
Two or more races4107.6%
Black or African American2023.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander731.35%
Asian190.35%
Native American120.22%
Other race70.13%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Native American

Other race

Iola Population by Race

Iola Population Pyramid 2024

Iola Median Age

37.2

Total

32.7

Male

41.4

Female

Iola Adults

There are 4,163 adults, (1,050 of whom are seniors) in Iola.

Iola Age Dependency

73.3

Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Iola Sex Ratio

Female2,82952.44%
Male2,56647.56%

Iola Population by Age

Iola Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1782.358.841.2
Non Family8471.15545
Married7922.7277.122.9
Female3973.5437.862.2
Male1423.6837.362.7
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2.98

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Iola Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Iola Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Iola Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 28.57%.

Iola Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$30,446

Average Earnings

$41,315

Average Male

$27,920

Average Female

Iola Earnings by Educational Attainment

Iola Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Iola Language

96.18% of Iola residents speak only English, while 3.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.33% of the population.

Iola Language

Iola Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,32072616.81%
Multiple38522558.44%
Hispanic25915359.07%
Black167127.19%
Native12541.67%
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19.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.01%

Male Poverty Rate

20.8%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Iola

The race most likely to be in poverty in Iola is Hispanic, with 59.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Iola is Black, with 7.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.67%.

Iola Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade63.88%
Some College15.13%
High School11.19%
Bachelors or Greater
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Iola Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed56.88%
Female Unemployed33.93%
Female Employed5.9%
Male Employed3.91%
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Iola Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Iola Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Iola Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Iola Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Iola Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Iola Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Iola Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

320

Number of Veterans

301

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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Iola Veterans by War

count

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Iola Veterans by Age

count

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Iola Veterans by Race

Iola Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Iola Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Iola Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Iola Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Iola Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.13%

Born in Iola

97.39%

Native Born

2.61%

Foreign Born

1.96%

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.39% of Iola residents were born in the United States, with 77.13% having been born in Kansas. 1.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Iola Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,492130.24%
20285,479130.24%
20275,466130.24%
20265,453130.24%
20255,440130.24%
20245,427130.24%
20235,414130.24%
20225,401130.24%
20215,388-14-0.26%
20205,4021232.33%
20195,279-52-0.98%
20185,331-27-0.5%
20175,358-43-0.8%
20165,401-25-0.46%
20155,426-94-1.7%
20145,520-46-0.83%
20135,566-114-2.01%
20125,680-4-0.07%
20115,684-18-0.32%
20105,702-600-9.52%
20006,302-49-0.77%
19906,351-587-8.46%
19806,9384456.85%
19706,493-392-5.69%
19606,885-209-2.95%
19507,094-150-2.07%
19407,244841.17%
19307,160-1,353-15.89%
19208,513-519-5.75%
19109,0323,24155.97%
19005,791
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Iola Population by Year