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Indianola, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Indianola had a population of 15,507 as of July 1, 2017. Indianola ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Indianola is located at latitude 41.3624 and longitude -93.5659 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Indianola (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 971 feet.

The City of Indianola (GNIS ID: 468071) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Indianola is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Warren County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Indianola: Indianolo.

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Indianola, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,507
Daytime Population: Workers 7,236
Daytime Population: Residents 7,260
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,496
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 14,134
Population in Familes 11,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,373
Population Density2 1,379
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $57,189
Average Household Income $76,222
Per Capita Income $29,535


Total Housing Units 6,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,891 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,918 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 431 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $166,721
Average Home Value $192,140


Total Households 5,809
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,803
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 0.66% 0.64%
Households 0.82% 0.72%
Families 0.84% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Indianola, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Indianola to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 29 97th
Population Density # 134 87th
Diversity Index # 395 61st
Median Household Income # 339 67th
Per Capita Income # 333 67th

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