Iola, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Iola, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Iola had a population of 445 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Iola, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 445
Daytime Population: Workers 145
Daytime Population: Residents 287
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 432
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 445
Population in Familes 379
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 432
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $66,867
Average Household Income $74,424
Per Capita Income $28,388


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $142,308
Average Home Value $188,826


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.45% 1.4%
Households 1.4% 1.4%
Families 1.67% 1.41%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 2017 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 # 1294 26th
Population Density # 1242 29th
Diversity Index # 1337 24th
Median Household Income # 293 83rd
Per Capita Income # 502 71st

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