Iola, KS

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Population

5,459

1.82% decline

Median Age

36.5


Median Household Income

$35,560

6.66% decline

Poverty Rate

21.1%


Number of Employees

2,430

5.56% growth

Median Property Value

$80,100

4.03% growth

About

In 2017, Iola, KS had a population of 5.46k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $35,560. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Iola, KS declined from 5,560 to 5,459, a -1.82% decrease and its median household income declined from $38,096 to $35,560, a -6.66% decrease.

The population of Iola, KS is 87% White Alone, 4.65% Two or More Races, and 3.7% Hispanic or Latino. 0.498% of the people in Iola, KS speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Iola, KS are Allen County Community College (437 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Iola, KS is $80,100, and the homeownership rate is 56.1%. Most people in Iola, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Iola, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Iola, KS employs 2.43k people. The largest industries in Iola, KS are Manufacturing (478 people), Retail Trade (368 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (341 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($82,554), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,795), and Utilities ($60,682).

Median household income in Iola, KS is $35,560. Males in Iola, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Iola, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,560

2017 value

± $7,132

-6.66%

1 Year Growth

± 23.7%

Households in Iola, KS have a median annual income of $35,560, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,096 in 2016, which represents a -6.66% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Iola, KS made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iola, KS workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Iola, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9529

  2. Census Tract 9528

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Iola, KS was Census Tract 9529 with a value of $36,667, followed by Census Tract 9528 and N/A, with respective values of $35,404 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Iola, KS (1.06k out of 5.02k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    841 ± 185

  2. Two Or More

    156 ± 95

  3. Asian

    54 ± 88

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Iola, KS is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.43k

2017 Value

± 307

5.56%

1 Year growth

± 17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Iola, KS grew at a rate of 5.56%, from 2.3k employees to 2.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Iola, KS, are Production Occupations (433 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (314 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (299 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Iola, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Iola, KS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (433 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (314 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (299 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Iola, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.07 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.44 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Iola, KS, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($59,219), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($44,321), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($41,528).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.43k

2017 Value

± 307

5.56%

1 Year growth

± 17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Iola, KS grew at a rate of 5.56%, from 2.3k employees to 2.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Iola, KS, are Manufacturing (478 people), Retail Trade (368 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (341 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Iola, KS, though some of these residents may live in Iola, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Iola, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (478 people), Retail Trade (368 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (341 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Iola, KS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.94 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.82 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Iola, KS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($82,554), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,795), and Utilities ($60,682).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains with $24.1B and Coal-n.e.c. and $22B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.7% of the population of Iola, KS has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 9.99% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Iola, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Iola, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.31%

Uninsured

41.1%

Employer Coverage

25.3%

Medicaid

16.1%

Medicare

9.99%

Non-Group

1.24%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Iola, KS declined by 43.4% from 11.1% to 6.31%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Iola, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Iola, KS is home to a population of 5.46k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.48% of Iola, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Iola, KS is composed of 4.75k White Alone residents (87%), 254 Two or More Races residents (4.65%), 202 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.7%), 152 Black or African American Alone residents (2.78%), 63 Asian Alone residents (1.15%), 19 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.348%), 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.202%), and 9 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.165%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Iola, KS are Other Pacific Island Languages (11 speakers), German (8 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (4 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.7

24

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 15.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Iola, KS was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 24. But people in Iola, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Iola, KS residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.48%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.252%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.48% of Iola, KS residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Iola, KS was 0.252%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iola, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Iola, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Iola, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Iola, KS was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.75k ± 126

  2. Two or More Races

    254 ± 78.4

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    202 ± 110

In 2017, there were 18.7 times more White Alone residents (4.75k people) in Iola, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 254 Two or More Races and 202 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Iola, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other Pacific Island Languages

    11 speakers (0.211%)

  2. German

    8 speakers (0.153%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4 speakers (0.0766%)

0.498% of Iola, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Iola, KS was Other Pacific Island Languages. 0.211% of the overall population of Iola, KS are native Other Pacific Island Languages speakers. 0.153% speak German and 0.0766% speak Other Pacific Island Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    136 ± 64

  2. World War II

    57 ± 36

  3. Korea

    54 ± 37

Iola, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Iola, KS awarded 437 degrees. The student population of Iola, KS is skewed towards women, with 947 male students and 1,432 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Iola, KS are White (377 and 86.3%), followed by Black or African American (22 and 5.03%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 4.35%), and Two or More Races (7 and 1.6%).

The largest universities in Iola, KS by number of degrees awarded are Allen County Community College (437 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Iola, KS are Health Aide (114 and 26.1%), Medication Aide (60 and 13.7%), and General Biological Sciences (38 and 8.7%).

The median tuition costs in Iola, KS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 38 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Iola, KS was General Biological Sciences with 38 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Iola, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

437 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Iola, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Allen County Community College with 437 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

96

Degrees Awarded to Men

341

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 96 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Iola, KS, which is 0.282 times less than the 341 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    377 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    19 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Iola, KS were to White students. These 377 degrees mean that there were 17.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Iola, KS was $80,100 in 2017, which is 0.368 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $77,000 to $80,100, a 4.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Iola, KS is 56.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Iola, KS have an average commute time of 15.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Iola, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,560

Median Household Income

± $7,132

2.33k

Number of Households

± 270

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.33k households in Iola, KS declined from $35,560 from the previous year's value of $38,096.

The following chart displays the households in Iola, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$80,100

2017 Median

± $5,640

$77,000

2016 Median

± $7,073

In 2017, the median property value in Iola, KS grew to to $80,100 from the previous year's value of $77,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Iola, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Iola, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Iola, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Iola, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

56.1%

2017 Homeownership

57.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.1% of the housing units in Iola, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Iola, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Iola, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Iola, KS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

15.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Iola, KS have a shorter commute time (15.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.25% of the workforce in Iola, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.6%

  2. Carpooled

    13.6%

  3. Walked

    3.71%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Iola, KS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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