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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Iola is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 1,179. Iola is in Waupaca County. Living in Iola offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Iola there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many retirees live in Iola and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Iola are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$571
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Iola

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,393
National
$55,322
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Iola Reviews

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I have had a blast raising my two kids in Iola WI. The towns people are so genuine and kind that they make you feel they are family instead of neighbors and friends. The crime rate is so low because everyone watches out For each other. Visitors are treated with a warm welcome too! They are there for each other if anyone needs any kind of help at all. They have the basic necessities like a grocery store a convenience store a couple gas stations and drug store and their own police station. Iola is located in waupaca county and neighboring cities are between 5 to 15 minutes away.
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Iola is a beautiful small town where everyone knows each other and makes everyone feel like family! Iola has it all from a bowling alley to several family owned restaurants and parks! Iola also has a very special and dedicated school system ensuring that every student has the best opportunity to learn! Iola is the ideal location for people wanting to start and family!
Iola is a very quaint small town in central Wisconsin. There isn't much to do here but it's a safe, friendly pretty town to grow up in. Iola is about a 20 to 30 minute drive to bigger towns for shopping and employment.