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Population in 2012: 14,947 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.0%
 

Males: 6,906  (46.2%)
Females: 8,041  (53.8%)

Median resident age:  34.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50125.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,694 (it was $43,725 in 2000)
Indianola:

$52,694
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,000

Indianola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $150,430 (it was $98,300 in 2000)
Indianola:

$150,430
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $153,497; Detached houses: $166,771; Townhouses or other attached units: $169,530; In 2-unit structures: $107,160; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,189; Mobile homes: $20,229

Median gross rent in 2012: $682.

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  • White alone - 13,939 (94.3%)
  • Hispanic - 364 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 313 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 93 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 44 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 31 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Indianola: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.8%), English (12.3%), Irish (11.9%), United States (5.7%), Norwegian (5.1%), Dutch (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/5/1863

Elevation: 970 feet

Land area: 9.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,627 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Indianola:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Indianola city:

  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

293 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.0%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Indianola, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Indianola to the number of sex offenders is 879 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,473 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,265 (1.6%)

Indianola satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.36 N, Longitude: 93.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,483 (-10.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,546 (46.1%)

Area code: 515

Indianola household income distribution Indianola home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Indianola by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 000000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.06.80.0
Rapes 1212025487713
per 100,000 7.615.47.715.20.014.535.727.854.948.347.387.5
Robberies 021101011121
per 100,000 0.015.47.77.60.07.30.06.96.96.913.56.7
Assaults 6315213221172119171619
per 100,000 45.723.1115.0159.7241.5152.5121.3145.8130.4117.2108.2127.9
Burglaries 505430323043394254375361
per 100,000 381.1415.9230.0243.4226.4312.3278.2291.7370.6255.2358.5410.5
Thefts 295306295300193274212209199288216208
per 100,000 2248.52356.72261.62281.91456.41990.01512.31451.51365.61986.21460.91399.8
Auto thefts 161211201215181916152114
per 100,000 122.092.484.3152.190.6108.9128.4132.0109.8103.4142.094.2
Arson 230285520528
per 100,000 15.223.10.015.260.436.335.713.90.034.513.553.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 149.6161.0152.9176.3137.0163.2151.1150.6170.5179.3181.7200.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Iowa average:

1.72

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Indianola, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,850 (+16.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Indianola-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 187% 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 significantly below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Warren County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Indianola topographic map

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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Indianola:

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

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Airports and heliports located in Indianola:


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Local government website: www.cityofindianola.com

College/University in Indianola:

  • Simpson College (Full-time enrollment: 1,479; 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: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 27 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 47 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 65 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 85 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Truman State University (about 96 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 98 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

Public high schools in Indianola:

Public elementary/middle schools in Indianola:

Private elementary/middle school in Indianola:

  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 89; Location: 805 N 1ST ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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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/

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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).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.2. This is about average.
City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.11
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.05
U.S.:

9.39
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.295. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.295
U.S.:

2.433

Drinking water stations with addresses in Indianola and their reported violations in the past:

INDIANOLA WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 14156, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1992 and MAR-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2002)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.8%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.9% for Black residents, 58.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Indianola, IA

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

Indianola compared to Iowa state average:

Indianola, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Indianola, Iowa:

  • Apple Tree Inn, 1215 North Jefferson, Indianola, IA 50125 , Phone: (515) 961-0551, Fax: (515) 961-0555
  • Super 8, 1701 N Jefferson, Indianola, IA 50125 , Phone: (515) 961-0058, Fax: (515) 961-0058
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Indianola, Iowa

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Indianola travel time to work - commute


Indianola mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Indianola city (based on Warren County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.71%
Here41.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents28.2%23.1%8.7%6.2%5.6%
Congregations18.2%9.1%4.5%6.1%4.5%
NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaFriends (Quakers)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%4.2%3.8%3.1%12.5%
Congregations4.5%7.6%12.1%3.0%30.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
State:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Warren County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Warren County:

14.0%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 11$48,048$52,41615$11,827
Police Protection - Officers 17$69,203$48,8490$0
Police - Other 2$5,247$31,4826$3,739
Firefighters 8$34,290$51,43532$17,772
Streets and Highways 7$26,614$45,6240$0
Sewerage 8$29,546$44,3190$0
Parks and Recreation 7$24,536$42,06216$11,243
Water Supply 6$24,615$49,2300$0
Electric Power 15$60,055$48,0441$1,339
Local Libraries 4$13,466$40,3986$5,566
Totals for Government 85$335,620$47,38276$51,486

Indianola government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $3,975,000 ($265.94)
    Regular Highways: $943,000 ($63.09)
    Sewerage: $775,000 ($51.85)
    Water Utilities: $423,000 ($28.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000 ($3.88)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,087,000 ($541.05)
    Police Protection: $1,799,000 ($120.36)
    Water Utilities: $1,214,000 ($81.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,133,000 ($75.80)
    Regular Highways: $1,084,000 ($72.52)
    Sewerage: $1,023,000 ($68.44)
    Health - Other: $587,000 ($39.27)
    Libraries: $475,000 ($31.78)
    Financial Administration: $443,000 ($29.64)
    Central Staff Services: $368,000 ($24.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $361,000 ($24.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $232,000 ($15.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $147,000 ($9.83)
    General Public Buildings: $85,000 ($5.69)
    General - Other: $65,000 ($4.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $52,000 ($3.48)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $19,000 ($1.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $377,000 ($25.22)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $107,000 ($7.16)
    Police Protection: $66,000 ($4.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $151,000 ($10.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $146,000 ($9.77)
    Libraries: $126,000 ($8.43)
    Water Utilities: $113,000 ($7.56)
    Regular Highways: $104,000 ($6.96)
    Police Protection: $76,000 ($5.08)
    Electric Utilities: $75,000 ($5.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $37,000 ($2.48)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($1.74)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($0.60)
    General Public Building: $7,000 ($0.47)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.33)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.13)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.13)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,623,000 ($309.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $175,000 ($11.71)

Indianola government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,697,000 ($113.53)
    All Other: $421,000 ($28.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $332,000 ($22.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $128,000 ($8.56)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($1.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,000 ($1.81)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $134,000 ($8.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $481,000 ($32.18)
    General Revenue, NEC: $401,000 ($26.83)
    Special Assessments: $206,000 ($13.78)
    Rents: $121,000 ($8.10)
    Fines and Forfeits: $115,000 ($7.69)
    Sale of Property: $58,000 ($3.88)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $8,509,000 ($569.28)
    Water Utilities: $1,799,000 ($120.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,138,000 ($76.14)
    All Other: $68,000 ($4.55)
  • Tax - Property: $4,436,000 ($296.78)
    Other License: $164,000 ($10.97)
    Public Utilities Sales: $88,000 ($5.89)
    Other Selective Sales: $59,000 ($3.95)

Indianola government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,874,000 ($1195.83)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,535,000 ($838.63)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,445,000 ($498.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,106,000 ($140.90)

Indianola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,926,000 ($262.66)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,518,000 ($636.78)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $776,000 ($51.92)

8.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  3.84% ($47,092 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.26% ($26,857)
from Dallas County, IA  0.24% ($47,842)


7.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  4.20% ($36,603 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  0.32% ($54,922)
to Marion County, IA  0.27% ($32,558)

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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Indianola fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here




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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 92
  • Hazardous Condition: 41
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Indianola


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Indianola, IA

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
Businesses in Indianola, IA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
FedEx2Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Jimmy John's1U-Haul1
Little Caesars Pizza1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS3
Maurices1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike1

Indianola on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest earthquake activity"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business operations specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Roderick D. Lee (8)
  • J. Ewing Lambert (2)
  • Jos J. Kobussen (2)
  • Larry G. Lepper (1)
  • Thomas Nicholson (1)
  • Aaron J. Neely (1)
  • Rebecca Evans (1)
  • Brad Ross (1)
  • Richard J. Erwin (1)
  • John David Canny (1)

Total of 22 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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