Indianola, California

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Population in 2010: 823.
Males: 455  (55.4%)
Females: 368  (44.6%)
Median resident age:

48.0 years
California median age:

36.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,494
Indianola:

$46,494
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,230

Indianola CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $325,200
Indianola:

$325,200
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $233,299; detached houses: $460,218; mobile homes: $122,221

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,394.

March 2019 cost of living index in Indianola: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.7%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.3% for American Indian residents, 57.1% for other race residents, 83.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Indianola, CA (2010)
    • 68983.7%White alone
    • 445.3%Hispanic
    • 425.1%American Indian alone
    • 354.3%Two or more races
    • 101.2%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 10.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Indianola detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Portuguese (12.9%), European (11.1%), English (7.5%), German (6.8%), American (4.3%), Northern European (3.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,258 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $223 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Redding, CA (91.2 miles , pop. 80,865).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (209.1 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (560.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Myrtletown, CA (1.7 miles ),
Arcata, CA (2.0 miles ),
Eureka, CA (2.1 miles ),
Cutten, CA (2.2 miles ),
Manila, CA (2.2 miles ),
Samoa, CA (2.3 miles ),
Bayview, CA (2.5 miles ),
Pine Hills, CA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 40.81 N, Longitude: 124.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 707

Distribution of median household income in Indianola, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Indianola, CA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
California:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.205. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.205
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.98. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.98
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.103. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.103
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.41
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Indianola-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 487% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 23.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 203.0 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 32.0 miles away from Indianola center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 69.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (6.1 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Humboldt County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Indianola:

  • HOSPICE OF HUMBOLDT,INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • PACIFIC REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS CENTER, LP (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • GENERAL HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • CRESTWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • FMC EUREKA (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • ST JOSEPH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; EUREKA, CA)

Amtrak stations near Indianola:

  • 4 miles: ARCATA (F ST. BETWEEN 7TH & 8TH STS.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 5 miles: EUREKA (5TH & L STS.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking.
  • 12 miles: MCKINLEYVILLE (ARCATA AIRPORT TERMINAL) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Indianola:

  • Humboldt State University (about 5 miles; Arcata, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • College of the Redwoods (about 10 miles; Eureka, CA; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Shasta College (about 94 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • Rogue Community College (about 117 miles; Grants Pass, OR; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 120 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Mendocino College (about 121 miles; Ukiah, CA; FT enrollment: 2,263)
  • California State University-Chico (about 140 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)

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Humboldt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

62.9%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

11.8%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Indianola:

Marital status in Indianola, CA
  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Indianola:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Indianola, CA (based on Humboldt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,90113
Evangelical Protestant9,25697
Other5,37333
Mainline Protestant4,36433
Orthodox651
None105,664-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 46
This county:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Humboldt County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Here:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 128
This county:

9.95 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Humboldt County:

9.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

23.7%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

15.6%
California:

17.9%

5.86% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.34% ($36,250 average AGI)
from San Diego County, CA  0.24% ($32,292)
from Shasta County, CA  0.22% ($49,624)


5.49% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sacramento County, CA  0.24% ($44,593 average AGI)
to Shasta County, CA  0.23% ($51,761)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.23% ($20,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Indianola:

  • KINS (980 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KWSW (790 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KATA (1340 AM; 1 kW; ARCATA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KGOE (1480 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KNCR (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FORTUNA, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KTMT (580 AM; 10 kW; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAPL (1300 AM; 20 kW; PHOENIX, OR; Owner: APPLEGATE MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Indianola:

  • K265BT (100.9 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • K211DJ (90.1 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZPN (91.5 FM; BAYSIDE, CA; Owner: COM. OF HUMBOLDT ED. ENHANC. RAD. SV)
  • KXGO (93.1 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFMI (96.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KRED-FM (92.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KHSU-FM (90.5 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K282AD (104.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKHB (105.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KMUE (88.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: REDWOOD COMMUNITY RADIO, INC)
  • K259AL (99.7 FM; WILLOW CREEK, CA; Owner: KHSU-FM, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KAJK-FM (99.1 FM; FERNDALE, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNHT (107.3 FM; RIO DELL, CA; Owner: SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY)
  • KSLG-FM (94.1 FM; HYDESVILLE, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWPT (100.3 FM; FORTUNA, CA; Owner: S.T.E.G. BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KEKA-FM (101.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KHUM (104.7 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLVG (103.7 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMUD (91.1 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: REDWOOD COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • K201HL (88.1 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Indianola:

  • K45DS (Channel 45; FRESHWATER, ETC., CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVIQ (Channel 6; EUREKA, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KEET (Channel 13; EUREKA, CA; Owner: REDWOOD EMPIRE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC)
  • KIEM-TV (Channel 3; EUREKA, CA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KAEF (Channel 23; ARCATA, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING,INC.)
  • K36BT (Channel 36; BLUE LAKE, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBVU (Channel 29; EUREKA, CA; Owner: SAINTE SEPULVEDA, INC.)
  • K47EH (Channel 47; ALTURAS, ETC., CA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K51EG (Channel 51; SOUTH EUREKA/LOLETA, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.1mTotal length
  • $980,000Total costs
  • 7,296Total average daily traffic
  • 150Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,515Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Indianola, CA
  • 72.3%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Electricity
  • 8.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Indianola, CA
  • 42.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 24.2%Electricity


Indianola compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Indianola on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Portugal (population 500+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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