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Overview

Introduction to Iola, Kansas

Iola, Kansas is located 73 miles S of Lawrence, Kansas (center to center) and is 92 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. It is in Allen county.

Iola History

The city of Iola was formed in the year 1859. It was named after Iola Colborn, whose father built the first frame style house in the area. Iola was made the seat of Allen County in the year 1865. Iola was officially incorporated in the year 1870. During the years 1895 to 1904, the population of the city grew tremendously, and from a town Iola grew into a city.

Iola and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Mine Creek Battlefield
  • Coffey County Historical Society & Museum
  • Johnson Safari Museum
  • Allen County Historical Society & Museum

Things To Do In Iola

The City of Iola offers easy access to various historical sites and museums. Tourists can visit the Fort Scott National Historic Site and Coffey County Museum. S number of recreational facilities are offered by parks like Garfield Park, and Riverside Park. The Church of God, Community Baptist Church, and Wesley United Methodist Church are among some the beautiful churches in the city. Visitors of the city may even participate the annual festivals like the Allen County Fair.

Iola Transportation

Forbes Field Airport is one of the nearest airports.

Iola Higher Education

Allen County Community College, Pittsburg State University, and Emporia State University are a few of the institutions that offer higher educational opportunities.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,459
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+2,369
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married43.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,522
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$41,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,974

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,218
% Above Poverty Level78.9%
% Below Poverty Level21.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone40.5%
Median Gross Rent$572
Median House Value$80,100

Ancestry

German29.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.3%
Irish10.1%
English7.7%
Scottish2.6%
Dutch2.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Italian1.8%
Polish1.5%
Swedish1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Trinidad Tobago1%
West Indian1%
Danishn0.7%
Greek0.4%
Czech0.3%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
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Iola Almanac

CategoryValue
County Allen County
Standard Zip Codes66749
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.92
Approximate Longitude-95.4

Iola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationIOLA 1 W
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip41.8 inches
StationCHANUTE JOHNSON AP
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationMOUND CITY
Distance35.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip41.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colony438$38,750
Gas609$50,750
Humboldt1,714$55,238
La Harpe514$40,972
Moran460$50,469
Neosho Falls137$32,500

Iola Public Libraries

Iola Public Library
218 EAST MADISON
Iola, Kansas
(620) 365-3262

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Iola Hospitals

Allen County Regional Hospital
(Government - Local)
3066 North Kentucky Street

Iola Public Schools

Iola Middle School
600 East Street
ZIP: 66749
(620) 365-4785
Middle
Total Enrollment 323
Iola Sr High
300 E Jackson
ZIP: 66749
(620) 365-4715
High
Total Enrollment 344
Jefferson Elem
300 S Jefferson
ZIP: 66749
(620) 365-4840
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Lincoln Elem
700 N Jefferson
ZIP: 66749
(620) 365-4820
Primary
Total Enrollment 220
Mckinley Elem
209 S Kentucky
ZIP: 66749
(620) 365-4860
Primary
Total Enrollment 120
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