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The City of Indianola had a population of 15,218 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Indianola: Indianolo.

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Indianola, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,218
Population in Households 13,821
Population in Familes 11,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,397
Population Density1 1,353
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 5,689
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,741
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,808 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,881 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 531 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $163,959
Average Home Value $187,907


Median Household Income $56,132
Average Household Income $74,951
Per Capita Income $29,041
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.46%
Households 0.61% 0.5%
Families 0.71% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 Density1 # 145 86th
Diversity Index2 # 394 61st
Median Household Income # 347 66th
Per Capita Income # 326 68th

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