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Iola is a city in Allen County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for wife of settler J.F. Colborn
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Iola. For links to other places called Iola, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Iola is 37.924N. The longitude is -95.399W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 971 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,033.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,219
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Iola demographic reports
Iola is on the Neosho River
Local festivals include:
  • Allen County Fair - July 27-Aug. 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Iola web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Old Jail & Museum Gallery, Major General Frederick Funston Boyhood Home
Colleges and universities: Allen County Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Iola demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Allen County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66749 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Iola residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Iola ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Iola was $14,741, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Iola residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Iola, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $257.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $533.


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Libraries in Iola include Iola Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Iola include Iola Register

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Allen County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Iola political report.

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The average commute time for Iola workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Iola include Best Western, Northrup House B&B.

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