Iola, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Iola, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Iola had a population of 473 as of July 1, 2018. 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 30.7719 and longitude -96.075 in Grimes County. The formal boundaries for the City of Iola 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.

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Iola, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 473
Population in Households 473
Population in Familes 404
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 459
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $63,284
Average Household Income $69,369
Per Capita Income $26,693


Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $153,571
Average Home Value $238,870


Total Households 178
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 132
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.02% 1.79%
Households 2.01% 1.63%
Families 2.23% 1.61%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

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, 2018 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 # 1282 27th
Population Density # 1219 30th
Diversity Index # 1332 24th
Median Household Income # 354 80th
Per Capita Income # 642 63rd

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