Iola, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Iola, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Iola Census Designated Place had a population of 143 as of July 1, 2017. Iola ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Iola is located at latitude 41.1338 and longitude -76.5307 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Iola Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 659 feet.

The Iola Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389970) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Iola Census Designated Place is located within Township of Greenwood, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Iola population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Iola, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 143
Daytime Population: Workers 15
Daytime Population: Residents 75
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 90
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 143
Population in Familes 122
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 527
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $52,349
Average Household Income $63,589
Per Capita Income $25,402


Total Housing Units 70 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $177,500
Average Home Value $189,706


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 45
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.14%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 3.53% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

Iola, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iola to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1688 4th
Population Density # 1376 22nd
Diversity Index # 1452 17th
Median Household Income # 830 53rd
Per Capita Income # 978 45th

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