Iola is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 139 people and just one neighborhood, Iola is the 788th largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
Iola is a blue-collar town, with 67.35% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Iola is a village of production and manufacturing workers, construction workers and builders and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Iola who work in food service (10.20%), office and administrative support (8.16%) and sales jobs (6.12%).
Of important note, Iola is also a village of artists. Iola has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Iola’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 22.92% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Iola’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents will find that the village is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Iola is worth considering.
One downside of living in Iola is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Iola, the average commute to work is 30.61 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Iola is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.