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Indianola, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Indianola had a population of 10,124 as of July 1, 2016. Indianola ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Indianola is located at latitude 33.449 and longitude -90.6438 in Sunflower County. 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. Sunflower County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 121 feet.

The City of Indianola (GNIS ID: 2404760) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Indianola is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sunflower County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Indianola population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Indianola, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,124
Population in Households 9,911
Population in Familes 8,461
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density1 1,181
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 3,533
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 2,498
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,942 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,025 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,508 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 409 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $79,937
Average Home Value $105,889


Median Household Income $27,308
Average Household Income $41,955
Per Capita Income $15,071
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.86% -0.66%
Households -0.52% -0.45%
Families -0.76% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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, 2016 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 # 43 88th
Population Density1 # 53 86th
Diversity Index2 # 247 32nd
Median Household Income # 276 24th
Per Capita Income # 289 20th

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