Iola is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 5,470 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Iola is the 56th largest community in Kansas.
Iola is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Iola is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Iola who work in office and administrative support (10.13%), sales jobs (8.60%), and management occupations (8.12%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Iola spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.39 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Iola doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Iola with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.80% of adults in Iola have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Iola in 2010 was $17,668, which is low income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,672 for a family of four.
The people who call Iola home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Iola residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Iola include Irish, French , English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Iola is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.