Indianola, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 15,990 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +23.0%
 
Males: 7,316  (45.8%)
Females: 8,674  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

33.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50125.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,886 (it was $43,725 in 2000)
Indianola:

$64,886
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,708 (it was $19,574 in 2000)

Indianola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $178,520 (it was $98,300 in 2000)
Indianola:

$178,520
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $218,921; detached houses: $226,723; townhouses or other attached units: $172,209; in 2-unit structures: $102,299; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,046; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $100,406; mobile homes: $97,437

Median gross rent in 2017: $781.

March 2019 cost of living index in Indianola: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.2%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.2% for Black residents, 36.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.6% for American Indian residents, 52.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Indianola, IA (2017)
    • 14,42392.8%White alone
    • 3852.5%Hispanic
    • 3472.2%Two or more races
    • 1250.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1060.7%Asian alone
    • 860.6%Black alone
    • 230.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Indianola, Iowa as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Indianola is 774 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Indianola by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
2
(12.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(14.5)
5
(35.7)
4
(27.8)
8
(54.9)
7
(48.3)
7
(47.3)
13
(87.5)
8
(53.4)
13
(85.6)
18
(116.6)
17
(109.0)
13
(81.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.9)
1
(6.9)
1
(6.9)
2
(13.5)
1
(6.7)
1
(6.7)
2
(13.2)
2
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
21
(152.5)
17
(121.3)
21
(145.8)
19
(130.4)
17
(117.2)
16
(108.2)
19
(127.9)
64
(426.9)
65
(428.1)
80
(518.4)
75
(480.7)
75
(470.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
43
(312.3)
39
(278.2)
42
(291.7)
54
(370.6)
37
(255.2)
53
(358.5)
61
(410.5)
76
(506.9)
86
(566.4)
76
(492.5)
60
(384.6)
70
(438.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
274
(1,990)
212
(1,512)
209
(1,451)
199
(1,366)
288
(1,986)
216
(1,461)
208
(1,400)
254
(1,694)
248
(1,633)
260
(1,685)
278
(1,782)
263
(1,649)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(108.9)
18
(128.4)
19
(132.0)
16
(109.8)
15
(103.4)
21
(142.0)
14
(94.2)
19
(126.7)
17
(112.0)
24
(155.5)
12
(76.9)
26
(163.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(36.3)
5
(35.7)
2
(13.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(34.5)
2
(13.5)
8
(53.8)
13
(86.7)
16
(105.4)
1
(6.5)
4
(25.6)
3
(18.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)154.5143.0142.5161.4169.7172.0189.9243.4272.0315.2300.5294.0

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City-data.com crime index in Indianola, IA

Crime rate in Indianola detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (28.1%), American (13.8%), English (9.6%), Irish (7.2%), Norwegian (4.7%), Dutch (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/5/1863

Elevation: 970 feet

Land area: 9.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,740 people per square mile   (low).

Indianola, Iowa map

221 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,205 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,671 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (16.1 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (127.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (306.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ackworth, IA (2.2 miles),
Spring Hill, IA (2.4 miles),
Milo, IA (2.9 miles ),
Martensdale, IA (3.0 miles ),
Sandyville, IA (3.0 miles),
St. Marys, IA (3.1 miles),
Norwalk, IA (3.2 miles ),
Carlisle, IA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 41.36 N, Longitude: 93.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,329 (-8.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,741 (48.1%)

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Indianola, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Indianola, IA in 2017
Indianola satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 1998: 43 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 1999: 77 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2000: 53 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2001: 72 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2002: 77 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2003: 80 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2004: 89 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2005: 75 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2006: 87 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2007: 63 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2008: 80 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2010: 115 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2013: 47 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2015: 39 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2016: 40 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2017: 39 buildings, average cost: $173,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Indianola, IA residents
Average permit cost in Indianola, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Indianola, IA
Historical housing units in Indianola, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,850 (+16.6%).
Most common industries in Indianola, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.9%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.3%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.0%)
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.5%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Indianola, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.6%)

Average climate in Indianola, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Indianola, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.8. This is about average.

City:

66.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.214. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.214
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.75. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.75
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0417. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0417
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Indianola-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Indianola city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.4 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Indianola-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 362.1 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 348.0 miles away from Indianola center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 361.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 242.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 115.3 miles away from Indianola 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 386.2 miles away from Indianola 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 Warren County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Indianola topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Indianola:

  • EASTON GROUP HOME (808 NORTH 14TH STREET)
  • SOUTHVIEW GROUP HOME (101 EAST FOURTH STREET)
  • WARREN COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES (301 NORTH BUXTON SUITE 203)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - INDIANOLA (708 SOUTH JEFFERSON PO BOX 319)
  • THE VILLAGE (1203 NORTH E STREET)
  • WESTVIEW OF INDIANOLA CARE CENTER (1900 WEST THIRD PLACE)

Airports and heliports located in Indianola:

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College/University in Indianola:

  • Simpson College (Full-time enrollment: 1,926; Location: 701 North C St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.simpson.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Indianola:

  • Drake University (about 18 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 25 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 47 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 65 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 85 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Truman State University (about 97 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 98 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Public high school in Indianola:

Private high school in Indianola:

Public elementary/middle schools in Indianola:

  • INDIANOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 729, Location: 403 S 15TH ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • EMERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 507, Location: 1109 E EUCLID, Grades: PK-5)
  • IRVING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 500 W CLINTON, Grades: KG-5)
  • WHITTIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1306 W SALEM, Grades: PK-5)
  • WILDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 2303 W. EUCLID, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Indianola

Library in Indianola:

  • INDIANOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $508,889; Location: 207 N B ST; 41,942 books; 2,517 audio materials; 1,761 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 136 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Add another church to the list please: Indianola Community Church
  • State Representative Mark Davitt, House District 74 Phone: 515-962-9345 (home Phone: 515-281-3221 (office/ while in session e-mail: mark.davitt at legis.state.ia.us 611 W. Ashland, Indianola, IA 50125 web address: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Indianola: Woods Motel and RV Park (A), Heartland Co-op Elevator (B), Indianola Country Club (C), Indianola Tennis Court Complex (D), Indianola Soccer/Baseball Complex (E), Warren County Fairgrounds (F), Deer Run Golf Club (G), Indianola City Hall (H), Warren County Courthouse (I), Warren County Historical Museum (J), Indianola Police Department (K), Indianola Fire Department (L), Warren County Sheriffs Office (M), Indianola City Public Library (N), National Balloon Museum (O), Wallace Hall (P), Buxton Residence Hall (Q), College Hall (R), Mary Berry Hall (S), Picken Residence Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Indianola include: Smith Memorial Chapel (A), Church of Christ (B), Trinity United Presbyterian Church (C), Nazarene Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (F), Indianola Regular Baptist Church (G), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (1), Indianola City Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Indianola include: President Richard Nixon's Iowa Ancestor Historical Marker (1), Downey Memorial Park (2), Easton Park (3), Barker Park (4), South Town Park (5), McCord Park (6), Memorial Park (7), Dayton Park (8), Moats Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: National Balloon Classic (1601 North Jefferson Way), Balloon Federation of America (112 East Salem Avenue).

Hotels: Indianola Des Moines Area (1701 North Jefferson), Super 8 Motel (1701 North Jefferson Way), Hotel Warren (113 East Salem Avenue), Woods Motel & RV Park (906 South Jefferson Way).

Courts: Warren County - Clerk Of Court Courthouse (Po Box 379), Warren County - E911 Admin Court House (Courthouse), Warren County - Homeland Security Court House (Courthouse), Warren County - Juvenile Court Ofc Court House (Courthouse), Warren County - Civil Court (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: George Windle Read - General, Priscilla Lane - Actor, James C. Hickman - Statistician, Junior D. Edwards - Korean War Medal of Honor recipient, Ilo Wallace - Second Lady of the, John Paul Jones (artist) - Painter and printmaker.

Warren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Indianola that have no violations reported:

  • INDIANOLA WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 14,782, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.3%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Indianola in 2010:

  • 1,191 people in college/university student housing
  • 266 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 45 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Indianola in 2000:

  • 966 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 366 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 28 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Indianola (2011 data):

  • Community Bank: West Roads Branch at 1901 West 2nd Avenue, branch established on 2000/06/09; at 1401 North Jefferson, Orchard Plaza, branch established on 1883/01/01. Info updated 2007/10/30: Bank assets: $159.1 mil, Deposits: $127.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Corp.
  • City State Bank: - Indianola Branch at 1510 North 1st Street, branch established on 2007/03/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $236.0 mil, Deposits: $196.7 mil, headquarters in Norwalk, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Albrecht Financial Services, Inc.
  • Peoples Savings Bank: at 400 East Iowa Avenue, branch established on 1998/11/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $143.3 mil, Deposits: $122.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Central South Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Indianola at 211 E. Boston Avenue, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Indianola Branch at 509 N Jefferson Street, branch established on 1945/04/07. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Regions Bank: Indianola at 114 North Howard Street, branch established on 1919/02/26. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Indianola:

Marital status in Indianola, IA
  • Never married: 34.2%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Indianola:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Indianola
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Indianola, IA (based on Warren County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,12329
Catholic4,6466
Evangelical Protestant4,22228
Other3313
None27,903-
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: 5
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Warren County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
This county:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

56.6%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

58.2%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.5%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Indianola:

7.2%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Indianola:

7.1
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Indianola:

30.1%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Indianola:

64.0%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Indianola:

81.3%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Indianola, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 21$107,696$61,5410$0
Electric Power 15$66,130$52,9040$0
Financial Administration 13$70,494$65,0711$1,656
Firefighters 8$46,527$69,79131$23,715
Parks and Recreation 8$35,139$52,70911$9,453
Streets and Highways 7$32,563$55,8220$0
Sewerage 6$31,082$62,1640$0
Water Supply 6$32,138$64,2760$0
Other Government Administration 4$29,742$89,22611$1,339
Local Libraries 4$17,621$52,8634$4,123
Police - Other 2$7,119$42,7142$5,007
Fire - Other 1$3,076$36,9120$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$1,008
Totals for Government 95$479,327$60,54763$46,301

Indianola government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $250,000 ($15.63)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,521,000 ($783.05)
    Police Protection: $2,343,000 ($146.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,376,000 ($86.05)
    Water Utilities: $1,203,000 ($75.23)
    Regular Highways: $1,192,000 ($74.55)
    Sewerage: $1,059,000 ($66.23)
    Health - Other: $940,000 ($58.79)
    Financial Administration: $860,000 ($53.78)
    Libraries: $529,000 ($33.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $464,000 ($29.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $360,000 ($22.51)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $295,000 ($18.45)
    General Public Buildings: $269,000 ($16.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $261,000 ($16.32)
    General - Other: $180,000 ($11.26)
    Central Staff Services: $168,000 ($10.51)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000 ($2.81)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,045,000 ($65.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $338,000 ($21.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,154,000 ($72.17)
    Water Utilities: $389,000 ($24.33)
    Sewerage: $373,000 ($23.33)
    Regular Highways: $336,000 ($21.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $131,000 ($8.19)
    Financial Administration: $23,000 ($1.44)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($1.44)
    General Public Building: $21,000 ($1.31)
    Health - Other: $19,000 ($1.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($0.75)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.13)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,183,000 ($386.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $137,000 ($8.57)

Indianola government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,116,000 ($194.87)
    Other: $723,000 ($45.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $236,000 ($14.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $211,000 ($13.20)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $109,000 ($6.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $214,000 ($13.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,187,000 ($74.23)
    Rents: $730,000 ($45.65)
    Interest Earnings: $291,000 ($18.20)
    Sale of Property: $289,000 ($18.07)
    Special Assessments: $135,000 ($8.44)
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000 ($2.50)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,087,000 ($880.99)
    Water Utilities: $2,598,000 ($162.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,945,000 ($121.64)
    Other: $225,000 ($14.07)
    General Local Government Support: $79,000 ($4.94)
  • Tax - Property: $7,665,000 ($479.36)
    Public Utilities Sales: $227,000 ($14.20)
    Other License: $192,000 ($12.01)

Indianola government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,035,000 ($2378.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,647,000 ($2166.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,542,000 ($221.51)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $154,000 ($9.63)

Indianola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,966,000 ($1248.66)

8.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,074 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.55%
Iowa average:

5.97%

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 Polk County, IA  4.47% ($62,950 average AGI)
from Dallas County, IA  0.46% ($82,616)
from Madison County, IA  0.26% ($38,429)


7.16% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,474 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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 Polk County, IA  3.69% ($44,108 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.54% ($65,360)
to Madison County, IA  0.25% ($55,915)
Businesses in Indianola, IA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx2Subway2
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Jimmy John's1U-Haul1
Little Caesars Pizza1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS3
Maurices1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Indianola:

  • KXLQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Indianola:

  • KSTM (88.9 FM; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: SIMPSON COLLEGE)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Indianola:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Indianola: Junior D. Edwards.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Indianola fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 302ft / 92.0mTotal length
  • 35,075Total average daily traffic
  • 1,818Total average daily truck traffic
  • 35,075Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Indianola, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Indianola, IA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED77$142,31752$139,980361$151,89324$64,8132$1,069,50017$103,1825$135,580
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$111,7355$116,42626$130,9932$12,4200$03$107,4630$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$143,54610$143,89775$144,26719$23,9450$05$45,3263$66,127
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$122,4667$143,84693$162,5778$53,0050$02$149,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$65,2608$134,6330$00$01$58,2200$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0207.00 , 0208.00, 0209.00, 0210.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$181,69717$156,2830$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$86,4407$184,5271$375,640
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$142,8132$115,6500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$132,9750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$97,0300$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0207.00 , 0208.00, 0209.00, 0210.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Indianola, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Indianola, IA - Value

2002 - 2016 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2016 the average number of fires per year is 67. The highest number of fire incidents - 97 took place in 2003, and the least - 33 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Indianola, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.4%), and Structure Fires (35.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Indianola, IA
    • 44444.4%Outside Fires
    • 35335.3%Structure Fires
    • 17417.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 292.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Indianola, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Indianola, Iowa:

  • Apple Tree Inn, 1215 N Jefferson, Indianola, Iowa 50125 , Phone: (515) 961-0551, Fax: (515) 961-0555
  • Quality Inn, 1701 N Jefferson Way, Indianola, Iowa 50125 , Phone: (515) 961-0058, Fax: (515) 961-0709
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson - Indianola, 501 E Trl Ridge Ave, Indianola, Iowa 50125 , Phone: (515) 962-5777
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Indianola, Iowa
Most common first names in Indianola, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8782.9 years
William7776.0 years
Robert7171.7 years
John7077.2 years
Charles6078.2 years
James5078.1 years
George4578.7 years
Helen4481.9 years
Ruth4382.8 years
Donald4272.5 years
Most common last names in Indianola, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3980.8 years
Miller3578.2 years
Brown2876.2 years
Wood2879.8 years
Wilson2480.3 years
King2382.2 years
Johnson2275.1 years
Williams2183.1 years
Jones2072.7 years
Young2076.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Indianola, IA
  • 83.4%Utility gas
  • 12.3%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Indianola, IA
  • 48.4%Utility gas
  • 47.5%Electricity
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Indianola compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 78 pilots and 33 other airmen in this city.
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