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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.
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.
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.
19% of Iola residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Iola, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $257. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $533.
Libraries in Iola include Iola Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Iola include Iola Register
Allen County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Iola political report.
The average commute time for Iola workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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