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Welcome to Indianola ...

The city of Indianola is located in Warren County<1> and is the County Seat for Warren County.

When the people of Indianola refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Indianolan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Indianola has a population of 15,980 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Indianola.

Indianola is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Indianola lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Indianola: (515)

The ZIP code for Indianola: 50125<5>

Websites for Indianola ...

Official Website:   www.cityofindianola.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.indianolachamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Indianola had an population of 15,980 people. This is an increase of 8.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Indianola had a population of 14,782 people (which is 31.98% of the total population of Warren County). This makes Indianola the county's most populous community.

The population of Indianola represents 0.49% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,782 people, the population of Indianola increased 13.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,998 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Indianola.

Communities Also Named Indianola ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Indianola - they are located in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Indianola.

Communities near Indianola ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Indianola.

  • Des Moines [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
    • Des Moines [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Indianola
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 212,312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<7>
  • West Des Moines [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Des Moines
    • West Des Moines [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Indianola
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,057 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Des Moines have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Des Moines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Des Moines<7>
  • Norwalk [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
    • Norwalk [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Indianola
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,449 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<7>
  • Pleasant Hill [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill [Polk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Indianola
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hill<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Windsor Heights [Polk County]
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      • Windsor Heights [Polk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Indianola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,735 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor Heights<7>
    • Carlisle [Polk County]
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      • Carlisle [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Indianola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<7>
    • Pleasantville [Marion County]
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      • Pleasantville [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Indianola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasantville<7>
    • Melcher-Dallas [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melcher-Dallas
      • Melcher-Dallas [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Indianola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melcher-Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melcher-Dallas
    • Hartford [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
      • Hartford [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Indianola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<7>
    • Milo [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milo
      • Milo [Warren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Indianola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 760 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milo<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Indianola. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Indianola.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Indianola. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Indianola.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Indianola. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Indianola.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Indianola ...

Looking for more information about Indianola? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Indianola, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Indianola.

Adding Indianola to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Indianola in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Indianola was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Indianola on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1905.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Indianola on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Indianola

Find a Community in Iowa

About Warren County

About Iowa

The official website for Indianola: www.cityofindianola.com/

The official website for Warren County: www.co.warren.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Warren, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Indianola refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Indianola may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Indianola.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Indianola - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Indianola). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Indianola or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Indianola) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Indianola. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from IndianolaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indianola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3634, Longitude: -93.5583    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

 

 


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