Indianola, Illinois

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.8%
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Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.3%
Illinois:

4.5%
Most common industries in Indianola, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.3%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.8%)
  • Machinery (6.9%)
  • Private households (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (20.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (15.0%)
  • Machinery (13.3%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (5.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.2%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Private households (10.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.1%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (7.1%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Indianola, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (8.3%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10.7%)
  • Registered nurses (8.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (7.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)

Average climate in Indianola, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Indianola-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the Indianola village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Indianola-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 102.3 miles away from Indianola center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 76.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 94.3 miles away from Indianola center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 236.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Vermilion County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Indianola topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Indianola:

  • VERMILION MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • COLONIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • SCHULTZ HOUSE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • DANVILLE POLYCLINIC, LTD. (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • PROVENA HOME CARE DANVILLE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • PRESENCE UNITED SAMARITANS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • PROVENA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)

Amtrak station near Indianola:

  • 15 miles: DANVILLE (MC DONALD'S, GILBERT ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Indianola:

  • Danville Area Community College (about 17 miles; Danville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,229)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 29 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Parkland College (about 33 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Indiana State University (about 37 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 39 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 39 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Lake Land College (about 49 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Carroll Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Vermilion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

78.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Illinois average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Indianola, IL (based on Vermilion County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,20082
Mainline Protestant7,81742
Catholic3,8045
Black Protestant1,2858
Other5685
None50,951-
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: 16
Vermilion County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Here:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 52
Vermilion County:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Vermilion County:

28.1%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Vermilion County:

11.8%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

62.3%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Indianola:

67.9%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Indianola:

26.8
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Indianola:

20.5%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Indianola:

8.0%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Indianola:

7.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Indianola:

32.9%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Indianola:

69.3%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

86.7%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Indianola, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$6,970$41,8200$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,607$27,6420$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 6$684
Financial Administration 0$0 1$600
Totals for Government 4$11,577$34,7317$1,284

Indianola government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($79.25)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($26.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($15.09)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($11.32)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($7.55)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,000 ($18.87)

Indianola government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($41.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $25,000 ($94.34)
    Highways: $8,000 ($30.19)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($18.87)

Indianola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $65,000 ($245.28)

3.62% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.62%
Illinois average:

4.69%

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 Champaign County, IL  0.71% ($42,804 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.40% ($24,825)
from Iroquois County, IL  0.11% ($35,097)


4.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
Illinois average:

5.50%

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 Champaign County, IL  0.86% ($42,775 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.29% ($24,583)
to Fountain County, IN  0.17% ($43,959)

Strongest AM radio stations in Indianola:

  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WITY (980 AM; 1 kW; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: VERMILION BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPFR (1480 AM; 5 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • WDAN (1490 AM; 1 kW; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Indianola:

  • WGNJ (89.3 FM; ST. JOSEPH, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WXLS (99.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: I.A.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDNL (102.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WACF (98.5 FM; PARIS, IL; Owner: P.R.S. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WBGL (91.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE,INC)
  • WPFR-FM (93.9 FM; CLINTON, IN; Owner: WORD POWER, INC.)
  • WKZS (103.1 FM; COVINGTON, IN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD BROADCASTING , INC., OF IN.)
  • WAXI (104.9 FM; ROCKVILLE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WRHK (94.9 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WISU (89.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA STATE UNIV. BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WEVX (95.3 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WFOF (90.3 FM; COVINGTON, IN; Owner: DOXA, INCORP.)
  • W293AF (106.5 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: TRUSTEES OF UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS)

TV broadcast stations around Indianola:

  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W43BV (Channel 43; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W31BX (Channel 31; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 34.8mTotal length
  • 4,350Total average daily traffic
  • 318Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,366Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Indianola, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 41970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Indianola, IL

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA9IDR, Licensee ID: L01057445, Grant Date: 11/04/2015, Expiration Date: 11/28/2025, Certifier: Thomas R Belton, Registrant: Thomas R Belton, 8787 E 850 North Rd, Indianola, IL 61850

Most common first names in Indianola, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert874.1 years
James577.0 years
William573.7 years
Charles475.0 years
John470.0 years
Mary479.3 years
Ross473.7 years
Virginia477.7 years
George382.4 years
Edward365.1 years
Most common last names in Indianola, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Baird775.7 years
Larrance776.7 years
Knight672.7 years
High683.7 years
Pearman675.7 years
Mosier566.8 years
Hoskins473.2 years
Ellis485.7 years
Thomas474.5 years
Williams484.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Indianola, IL
  • 70.0%Utility gas
  • 28.9%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Indianola, IL
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Indianola compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Indianola on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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