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Iola, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Iola is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Grimes County at latitude 30.7726 and longitude -96.0776. Grimes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 338 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Iola, but most people and references simply refer to it as Iola, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Iola indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Iola, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 453
Population in Households 453
Population in Familes 385
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 439
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $166,667
Average Home Value $289,890


Median Household Income $49,508
Average Household Income $54,794
Per Capita Income $21,398
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.91% 1.95%
Households 2.97% 2.02%
Families 3.44% 1.97%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1285 27th
Population Density1 # 1237 29th
Diversity Index2 # 1307 25th
Median Household Income # 655 63rd
Per Capita Income # 876 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.