Iola, Kansas Population 2021

5,134
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Iola is a city located in Allen County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Allen County. With a 2020 population of 5,134, it is the 61st largest city in Kansas and the 4691st largest city in the United States . Iola is currently declining at a rate of -1.27% annually and its population has decreased by -9.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,704 in 2010. Iola reached it's highest population of 9,032 in 1910. Spanning over 5 miles, Iola has a population density of 1,148 people per square mile.

The average household income in Iola is $47,830 with a poverty rate of 26.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $680 per month, and the median house value is $81,600. The median age in Iola is 37.4 years, 34.3 years for males, and 42 years for females.

Iola Demographics

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

  • White: 89.91%
  • Two or more races: 6.20%
  • Black or African American: 1.83%
  • Asian: 1.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Other race: 0.13%
The current population of Iola, Kansas is 5,134 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,332.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,704.

Iola, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,81189.91%
Two or More Races3326.20%
Black or African American981.83%
Asian581.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.32%
Some Other Race70.13%
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Iola Population by Race

Iola Population Pyramid $2021

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Iola Median Age

37.4


Total

34.3


Male

42


Female

Iola Adults

There are 4,236 adults, (1,045 of whom are seniors) in Iola.

Iola Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Iola Sex Ratio

Female

2,756

51.50%

Male

2,595

48.50%

Iola Population by Age

Iola Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Iola Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.6%21.4%
All54.3%45.7%
Female44.6%55.4%
Non Family42.7%57.3%
Male0%100%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Iola Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4162.0754.3
Non Family1,1771.3142.7
Married8232.7778.6
Female3632.9244.6
Male532.360

2.71

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

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Iola Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade992.83%
9th to 12th Grade2487.09%
High School Graduate1,10831.69%
Some College97027.75%
Associates Degree2767.89%
Bachelors Degree50714.50%
Graduate Degree2888.24%
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Iola Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Iola Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,1722,849752
2+ Races164150
Hispanic897523
Black554510
Native American171710
Islander1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 58.82%.

Iola Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,697$41,607$23,189
Less Than 9th Grade$28,194$$
High School Graduate$22,639$23,810$21,352
Some College$29,211$47,857$13,500
Bachelors Degree$45,331$51,563$26,442
Graduate Degree$59,141$61,176$54,327

$28,697

Average Earnings

$41,607

Average Male

$23,189

Average Female

Iola Earnings by Educational Attainment

Iola Language by Age

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Iola Language

96.81% of Iola residents speak only English, while 3.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.55% of the population.

Iola Language

Iola Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,3461,01323.31%
Multiple32925878.42%
Hispanic1996231.16%
Asian5454100.00%

26.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.22%

Male Poverty Rate

30.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Iola

The race most likely to be in poverty in Iola is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Iola is White, with 23.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.23%.

Iola Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.74%
Some College24.49%
High School19.18%
Bachelors or Greater7.65%

Iola Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed56.96%
Female Unemployed15.94%
Female Employed12.59%
Male Employed9.82%

Iola Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Iola Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,750$47,830
Families$50,916$61,395
Married Families$70,156-
Non Families$25,072$31,199
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Income by Household Type

Iola Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Iola Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Iola Marital Status by Race

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Iola Marital Status

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335

Number of Veterans

302

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam149
Korea55
World War II49
First Gulf War40
Second Gulf War

Iola Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+140
65 to 7496
55 to 6464
35 to 5435
18 to 34

Iola Veterans by Age

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Iola Veterans by Race

Iola Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Iola Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Iola Employment by Age

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Iola Employment by Race

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Iola Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.27%

Born in Iola

97.96%

Native Born

2.04%

Foreign Born

1.35%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.96% of Iola residents were born in the United States, with 76.27% having been born in Kansas. 1.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Iola Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,134-66-1.27%
20205,200-66-1.25%
20195,266-66-1.24%
20185,332-31-0.58%
20175,363-39-0.72%
20165,402-25-0.46%
20155,427-95-1.72%
20145,522-46-0.83%
20135,568-112-1.97%
20125,680-5-0.09%
20115,685-17-0.30%
20105,702-600-1.00%
20006,302-49-0.08%
19906,351-587-0.88%
19806,9384450.67%
19706,493-392-0.58%
19606,885-209-0.30%
19507,094-150-0.21%
19407,244840.12%
19307,160-1,353-1.72%
19208,513-519-0.59%
19109,0323,2414.54%
19005,7910.00%

Iola Population by Year