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Indianola, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Indianola is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sunflower County at latitude 33.449 and longitude -90.6438. Sunflower County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 121 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Indianola, but most people and references simply refer to it as Indianola, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Indianola indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Indianola (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Indianola: Belegante, Eureka, Indian Bayou.

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Indianola, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 10,446
Population in Households 10,233
Population in Familes 8,766
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density1 1,219
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 3,626
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 2,575
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,942 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,135 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,491 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 316 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $106,211
Average Home Value $136,258


Median Household Income $25,531
Average Household Income $35,637
Per Capita Income $12,532
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.53% -0.79%
Households -0.16% -0.59%
Families -0.41% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Indianola, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Indianola to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 89th
Population Density1 # 50 86th
Diversity Index2 # 242 33rd
Median Household Income # 295 19th
Per Capita Income # 323 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.