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The population of Iola is approximately 6,008 (2005), 5704 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,886 (1990), 2357 (2010).

The amount of land area in Iola is 9.18 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Iola is 4.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.032 sq kilometers.
The distance from Iola to Washington DC is 1045 miles. The distance to the Kansas state capital is 78 miles. (as the crow flies)
Iola is positioned 37.92 degrees north of the equator and 95.40 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Iola elevation is 965 feet above sea level.
Iola median income is $29,219 (2000).

The Iola median home price is $39,100 (2000).

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Iola location: in eastern Kansas about 72 miles from Lawrence and about 99 miles from Kansas City, Missouri. Other nearby communities include Bassett, Gas, La Harpe, Humboldt, Colony, Neosho Falls, Lone Elm and Moran.

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Iola history:

A number of residents of the area met in January 1859 to talk about developing a new town for a new county seat. Plans were made to survey and plat the street and a large downtown area. They decided to name the new community Iola after Iola Colborn, the daughter of J.F. Colborn who built the first frame house in the area. In only a few years, a number of businesses relocated to the new town and by 1865, Iola was the new county seat of Allen County. The town continued to grow with the population surging and declining due to various factors including a natural gas discovery and its effects on the area. The history page link below gives more information on the history.

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Iola attractions:

Funston Historical Home
14 S Washington St
Iola, KS 66749-3204
Phone: 620-365-6728

Bowlus Fine Arts Center

Allen County Historical Museum
20 South Washington
P.O. Box 163
Iola, Ks 66749
Phone: (620) 365-3051

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