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Indianola, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Indianola had a population of 10,193 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.451 and longitude -90.6551 in Sunflower County. The formal boundaries for the City of Indianola 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 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sunflower County.

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

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Indianola, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,193
Population in Households 9,992
Population in Familes 8,515
Population in Group Qrtrs 201
Population Density2 1,189
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $30,363
Average Household Income $47,125
Per Capita Income $16,741


Total Housing Units 3,929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,069 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,462 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 397 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $84,486
Average Home Value $115,978


Total Households 3,532
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 2,489
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.57% -0.79%
Households -0.4% -0.63%
Families -0.62% -0.77%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

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, 2018 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 Density # 52 86th
Diversity Index # 239 34th
Median Household Income # 251 31st
Per Capita Income # 277 24th

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