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The location of Indianola

Welcome to Indianola ...

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

The location of Indianola has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Indianola has a population of 16,071 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Indianola lies within the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Indianola: 50125<5>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Indianola had an population of 16,071 people. This is an increase of 8.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.64% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Indianola ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Indianola. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Indianola. Our list includes 25 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Indianola ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the North (N) of Indianola

Located in Polk County

West Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Indianola

Located in Polk County

Norwalk   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Indianola

Pleasant Hill   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Indianola

Located in Polk County

Windsor Heights   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Indianola

Located in Polk County

Carlisle   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Indianola

Pleasantville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Indianola

Located in Marion County

Melcher-Dallas   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Indianola

Located in Marion County

Hartford   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Indianola

Milo   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Indianola

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Indianola.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Warren County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Indianola:

The official website for Warren County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Indianola.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Indianola - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Indianola. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Indianola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indianola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3608, Longitude: -93.5658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Indianola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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