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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Viola is approximately 948 (2006), 955 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 401 (2000), 389 (2010).
The amount of land area in Viola is 2.142 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Viola is 0.83 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Viola to Washington DC is 761 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 110 miles. (as the crow flies)
Viola is positioned 41.20 degrees north of the equator and 90.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Viola elevation is 795 feet above sea level.
The Viola city flower is the Marigold.
Viola median income is $ 41,161 (2005).
The Viola median home price is $ 66,800 (2005).


in northwestern Illinois at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 67 and Illinois State Highway 17. Other nearby communities include Matherville, Sherrard, Windsor, Alexis, Reynolds, North Henderson, Aledo and Alpha.
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History & History Related Items

Viola was established in 1856
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Since 1901, the local United Methodist Church has held an annual chicken supper each fall.

Residents plant Marigolds, the official village flower, in planters along the two highways of the village.
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Viola City Government

Viola Village Hall
PO Box 278
Viola, IL 61486-0278
Phone: 309-596-2513

The Village board meets the first Monday of each month at 7 pm.

Viola Libraries

Viola Public Library
1705 14th St
Viola, IL 61486-9462
Phone: 309-596-2620 Viola


The population of Viola was:
1990 - 964
2000 - 956
2006 - 948
Median age:
2000 - 37.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 41,161
2005 - $ 43,200

Median house value:
2000 - $ 62,200
2005 - $ 66,800

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