Indianola, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 9,433 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.8%
 
Males: 4,235  (44.9%)
Females: 5,198  (55.1%)
Median resident age:

33.8 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 38751.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,552 (it was $26,308 in 2000)
Indianola:

$36,552
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,621 (it was $12,082 in 2000)

Indianola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,436 (it was $54,600 in 2000)
Indianola:

$101,436
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $658.

March 2019 cost of living index in Indianola: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.8%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.7% for Black residents, 48.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Indianola, MS (2010)
    • 8,41678.8%Black alone
    • 1,97218.5%White alone
    • 1751.6%Hispanic
    • 500.5%Asian alone
    • 450.4%Two or more races
    • 210.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Indianola, Mississippi as of December 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Indianola is 314 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Indianola by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2010

2011

2012

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(17.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.9)
1
(9.6)
1
(9.3)
2
(18.8)
1
(9.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(52.1)
16
(141.8)
11
(98.7)
5
(48.2)
5
(46.6)
5
(47.0)
2
(19.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
20
(173.6)
14
(124.1)
15
(134.6)
14
(135.0)
28
(261.1)
26
(244.3)
25
(245.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
43
(373.3)
56
(496.5)
49
(439.7)
38
(366.4)
54
(503.6)
66
(620.2)
98
(963.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
315
(2,734)
188
(1,667)
272
(2,441)
130
(1,254)
154
(1,436)
266
(2,500)
239
(2,349)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
490
(4,253)
409
(3,626)
523
(4,694)
438
(4,224)
443
(4,131)
538
(5,056)
494
(4,855)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(173.6)
21
(186.2)
28
(251.3)
13
(125.4)
6
(56.0)
4
(37.6)
1
(9.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(60.8)
6
(53.2)
8
(71.8)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)578.6526.6621.9438.4505.3652.8661.1

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City-data.com crime index in Indianola, MS

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 32 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Mississippi average:

2.11
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Ancestries: American (5.6%), English (1.7%), African (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 122 feet

Land area: 8.62 square miles.

Population density: 1,095 people per square mile   (low).

Indianola, Mississippi map

101 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $976 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $969 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (82.1 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (121.8 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (358.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Inverness, MS (2.7 miles ),
Moorhead, MS (2.9 miles ),
Sunflower, MS (3.0 miles ),
Shaw, MS (3.6 miles ),
Isola, MS (3.6 miles ),
Leland, MS (3.8 miles ),
Doddsville, MS (4.0 miles),
Morgan City, MS (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 33.45 N, Longitude: 90.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +363 (+3.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,149 (58.0%)

Area code: 662

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $49,300
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $60,700
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 2000: 31 buildings, average cost: $59,100
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $58,900
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 2005: 43 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $89,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $158,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Indianola, MS residents
Average permit cost in Indianola, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.0%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Indianola, MS
Historical housing units in Indianola, MS

Population change in the 1990s: +74 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in Indianola, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Machinery (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Food (6.8%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Machinery (8.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (6.2%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.8%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Machinery (8.2%)
  • Food (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Indianola, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)

Average climate in Indianola, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Indianola, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.2. This is about average.

City:

73.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.68
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Indianola-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Indianola city center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1978, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Indianola-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 152.5 miles away from Indianola center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 148.8 miles away from Indianola center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 150.2 miles away from Indianola center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 220.5 miles away from Indianola center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 195.8 miles away from Indianola center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 183.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sunflower County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Indianola topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Indianola:

  • ETERNITY HOSPICE, INC (612 SUNFLOWER AVENUE, EXTENSION 13)
  • SOUTH SUNFLOWER COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 121 E BAKER ST)
  • HERITAGE MANOR OF INDIANOLA (401 HWY 82 W)
  • LIBERTY HEALTH AND REHAB OF INDIANOLA, LLC (401 HIGHWAY 82 WEST)
  • RCG INDIANOLA (627 HIGHWAY 82 WEST)

Airports located in Indianola:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Indianola:

  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 9 miles; Moorhead, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,100)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 19 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Delta State University (about 22 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • Holmes Community College (about 54 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 57 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 68 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • Mississippi College (about 80 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,919)

Public high schools in Indianola:

Private high schools in Indianola:

  • INDIANOLA ACADEMY (Students: 499, Location: 549 DORSETT DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • RESTORATION MINISTRIES CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 72, Location: 1290 HIGHWAY 82 E, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Indianola:

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Library in Indianola:

  • SUNFLOWER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $614,763; Location: 201 CYPRESS DRIVE; 56,604 books; 756 audio materials; 1,448 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 71 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of B.B. King added by Karl

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Indianola: Indianola Country Club (A), Seymour Library (B), Indianola City Hall (C), Sunflower County Courthouse (D), Sunflower County Jail (E), Indianola Fire Department Station 1 (F), Indianola Fire Department Station 2 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Indianola Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Indianola include: Mount Beulah Baptist Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Saint Stephens Episcopal Church (E), Indianola Baptist Church (F), Church of the Immaculate Conception (G), Assembly of God Church (H), Union Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Indianola City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Short Bayou (A), East Prong Indian Bayou (B), West Prong Indian Bayou (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Indianola: Legion Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: BB King Museum Foundation (101 South Sunflower Avenue).

Hotels: Indianola Motel & Suites (601 Highway 82 West), Best Western Blues Traveler (910 Highway 82 East), Days Inn Indianola (1015 Highway 82 East), Indianola-Days Inn (1015 Highway 82 E), Economy Inn (1112 Highway 82 East), Indianola Motel & Suite (601 Highway 82 West), Travel Inn (1110 Highway 82 East).

Courts: Sunflower County - Justice Court Clerk (New Court House), Sunflower County - Youth Court (Court House), Sunflower County - Justice Court Judge (New Court House).

Birthplace of: A. Maceo Walker - President of Universal Life Insurance Company for over thirty years., Ellis Wyms - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: Apr 12, 1979), Jazz Gillum - Blues harmonica player, Little Arthur Duncan - Blues harmonica player, Mary Alice - Actor, Sam Lacey - Basketball player, Mel Triplett - Football player.

Sunflower County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

CITY OF INDIANOLA (Population served: 10,683, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-20-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-10-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-09-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-14-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-04-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-16-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2006)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (APR-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 105 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.8%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.7%


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:

  • 133 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 70 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 36 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Indianola in 2000:

  • 67 people in nursing homes
  • 64 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Indianola (2011 data):

  • Planters Bank & Trust Company: at 212 Catchings Street, Downtown Branch, Highway 82 Express Branch. Info updated 2008/12/09: Bank assets: $662.1 mil, Deposits: $597.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Planters Holding Company
  • Guaranty Bank and Trust Company: Indianola Branch at 215 Highway 82 West, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2006/06/29: Bank assets: $535.5 mil, Deposits: $452.7 mil, headquarters in Belzoni, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Guaranty Capital Corporation
  • Community Bank, North Mississippi: Indianola Branch at 147 Highway 82, branch established on 1932/01/01. Info updated 2009/04/15: Bank assets: $486.7 mil, Deposits: $433.9 mil, headquarters in Amory, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Of Mississippi, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Woodforest National Bank: Ms Indianola at 633 Highway 82 West, branch established on 2009/08/15. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Southern Bancorp Bank: Indianola Branch at 504 Highway 82 East, branch established on 2006/04/05. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $1,146.8 mil, Deposits: $966.8 mil, headquarters in Arkadelphia, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancorp, Inc

For population 15 years and over in Indianola:

Marital status in Indianola, MS
  • Never married: 46.4%
  • Now married: 33.7%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Indianola:

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Mississippi average:

11.6

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, MS (based on Sunflower County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,39040
Black Protestant2,15212
Mainline Protestant2,01116
Catholic2122
Other51
None18,680-
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: 10
This county:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Sunflower County:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sunflower County:

40.0%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

25.5%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Indianola:

47.5%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.1%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Indianola:

30.0
State:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.3%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.1%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Indianola:

35.8%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

52.8%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Indianola:

81.8%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Indianola, MS 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
Streets and Highways 18$26,122$17,4150$0
Police Protection - Officers 18$43,429$28,9530$0
Financial Administration 13$35,057$32,3600$0
Firefighters 12$24,027$24,0271$505
Other and Unallocable 9$12,737$16,9832$1,608
Police - Other 7$10,863$18,62212$3,935
Other Government Administration 6$6,160$12,3200$0
Water Supply 6$8,884$17,7680$0
Judicial and Legal 5$6,634$15,9220$0
Parks and Recreation 3$4,692$18,7680$0
Sewerage 3$6,351$25,4040$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,237$19,4220$0
Totals for Government 102$188,193$22,14015$6,048

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,880,000 ($305.31)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,713,000 ($181.60)
    Regular Highways: $1,118,000 ($118.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $662,000 ($70.18)
    General - Other: $536,000 ($56.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $499,000 ($52.90)
    Sewerage: $378,000 ($40.07)
    Water Utilities: $378,000 ($40.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $235,000 ($24.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $188,000 ($19.93)
    Financial Administration: $174,000 ($18.45)
    Central Staff Services: $153,000 ($16.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $121,000 ($12.83)
    Health - Other: $112,000 ($11.87)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $99,000 ($10.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $56,000 ($5.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $234,000 ($24.81)
    Regular Highways: $213,000 ($22.58)
    General - Other: $38,000 ($4.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000 ($2.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($1.17)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($0.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($0.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,621,000 ($383.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $417,000 ($44.21)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $785,000 ($83.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $501,000 ($53.11)
    Other: $80,000 ($8.48)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $19,000 ($2.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $200,000 ($21.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $184,000 ($19.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $216,000 ($22.90)
    Interest Earnings: $59,000 ($6.25)
    General Revenue - Other: $50,000 ($5.30)
    Special Assessments: $7,000 ($0.74)
    Rents: $6,000 ($0.64)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($0.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,229,000 ($130.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,105,000 ($223.15)
    Highways: $1,610,000 ($170.68)
    Other: $540,000 ($57.25)
  • Tax - Property: $2,668,000 ($282.84)
    Public Utilities Sales: $300,000 ($31.80)
    Other License: $61,000 ($6.47)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,796,000 ($1038.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,015,000 ($955.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,876,000 ($198.88)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,095,000 ($116.08)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,994,000 ($741.44)

6.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($28,569 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

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 Bolivar County, MS  0.76% ($46,286 average AGI)
to Washington County, MS  0.62% ($27,275)
to Shelby County, TN  0.57% ($20,021)
Businesses in Indianola, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Popeyes1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
Burger King1Subway2
Church's Chicken1Super 81
Days Inn1T-Mobile1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
New Balance1Wendy's1
Nike4

Strongest AM radio stations in Indianola:

  • WNLA (1380 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: SHAMROCK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WGVM (1260 AM; 2 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING COMPANY,INC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDDT (900 AM; 1 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WESY (1580 AM; 1 kW; LELAND, MS; Owner: EAST DELTA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Indianola:

  • WNLA-FM (105.5 FM; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: SHAMROCK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAO-FM (90.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCD (96.9 FM; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDTL-FM (92.9 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKG (95.3 FM; DREW, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WIQQ (102.3 FM; LELAND, MS; Owner: THE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDMS (100.7 FM; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBYP (107.1 FM; BELZONI, MS; Owner: ZOO-BEL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVSD (91.7 FM; ITTA BENA, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCLD-FM (103.9 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WGRM-FM (93.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAD (94.3 FM; LELAND, MS; Owner: INTERCHANGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGNL (104.3 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TEAM BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Indianola:

  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WMAO-TV (Channel 23; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K53FB (Channel 53; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W33BH (Channel 33; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
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
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 233ft / 71.2mTotal length
  • $677,187,000Total costs
  • 22,560Total average daily traffic
  • 1,875Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,925Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Indianola, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Indianola, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Indianola)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

106 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Indianola, MS)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 517 E Basket St (Lat: 33.459000 Lon: -90.629250), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WPOP987,
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.225 MHz, Grant Date: 10/05/1998, Expiration Date: 06/01/2020, Phone: (601) 453-2174
  • South Indianola, 1000-T Industrial Park Road (Lat: 33.431278 Lon: -90.625278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.6 m, Call Sign: WQIC624,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 11/28/2017, Expiration Date: 01/03/2028, Certifier: Victor H Meena, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Email:
  • South Indianola, 1000-T Industrial Park Road (Lat: 33.431278 Lon: -90.625278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.6 m, Call Sign: WQNS972,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 05/16/2011, Expiration Date: 11/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2012, Certifier: David Smith, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • Heathman, 1848 Highway 42 West (Lat: 33.439833 Lon: -90.731278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 92.3 m, Call Sign: WQOG438,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 09/19/2011, Expiration Date: 09/19/2021, Certifier: Richard K Ashley Pe, Registrant: Cooperative Energy, Hattiesburg, MS 39404, Phone: (601) 268-2083, Fax: (601) 261-2375, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Indianola Municipal Airport (Lat: 33.480111 Lon: -90.676194), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KBR7,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/06/2018, Expiration Date: 06/25/2028, Registrant: Valley Air Applicators, Indianola, MS 38751, Phone: (662) 207-8088, Email:
  • Indianola Municipal Airport (Lat: 33.480278 Lon: -90.675556), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2052,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.28451 MHz, Grant Date: 07/29/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Cancellation Date: 09/01/2018, Registrant: Valley Air Applicators, 1valley Rd. Indianola Municipal Airport, Indianola, MS 38751, Phone: (662) 887-2861, Fax: (662) 887-6554, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Indianola)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Indianola)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 93. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 120 took place in 2010, and the least - 66 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Indianola, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (40.5%), and Outside Fires (34.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Indianola, MS
    • 63740.5%Structure Fires
    • 53934.2%Outside Fires
    • 36122.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 372.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Indianola, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Indianola, Mississippi:

  • Super 8, 601 Hwy 82 W, Indianola, Mississippi 38751 , Phone: (662) 887-7477, Fax: (662) 887-3254
  • Hampton Inn, 913 US Hwy 82 W, Indianola, Mississippi 38751 , Phone: (662) 445-2000, Fax: (662) 445-2001
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Indianola, Mississippi
Most common first names in Indianola, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie13271.8 years
John11871.5 years
Mary11577.0 years
James11170.8 years
William7172.5 years
Robert6069.4 years
Annie5679.6 years
George5073.4 years
Charles4667.1 years
Henry3472.5 years
Most common last names in Indianola, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7973.2 years
Smith7174.5 years
Williams6971.2 years
Jones5673.0 years
Brown5673.7 years
White4171.4 years
Moore3477.6 years
Davis3371.2 years
Robinson2872.6 years
Taylor2580.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Indianola, MS
  • 81.6%Utility gas
  • 17.5%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Indianola, MS
  • 67.9%Utility gas
  • 28.2%Electricity
  • 3.5%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Coal or coke


Indianola compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Indianola on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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