Iola, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Iola, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Iola had a population of 438 as of July 1, 2016. Iola ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Iola is located at latitude 30.7726 and longitude -96.0776 in Grimes County. The formal boundaries for the City of Iola (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grimes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 338 feet.

The City of Iola (GNIS ID: 2439046) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Iola is located within Anderson-Bedias Division of Grimes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Iola population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Iola, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 438
Population in Households 438
Population in Familes 373
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 425
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 166
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $140,000
Average Home Value $192,308


Median Household Income $65,243
Average Household Income $66,832
Per Capita Income $26,212
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.42% 1.2%
Households 1.53% 1.41%
Families 1.8% 1.42%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Iola, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iola to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1301 26th
Population Density1 # 1254 28th
Diversity Index2 # 1336 24th
Median Household Income # 279 84th
Per Capita Income # 552 68th

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