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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.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Indianola, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1849.

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).

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 is located in the (515) area code.

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 (or 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 total 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 (with 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 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
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • West Des Moines
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Des Moines have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Des Moines
    • West Des Moines is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,057 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Des Moines <6>
  • Norwalk
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
    • Norwalk is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,449 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk <6>
  • Pleasant Hill
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,025 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hill <6>
  • Windsor Heights
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor Heights
    • Windsor Heights is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,735 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor Heights <6>
  • Carlisle
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Pleasantville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Melcher - Dallas
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melcher - Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melcher - Dallas
    • Melcher - Dallas is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,236 people
  • Hartford
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford is located in Warren County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford <6>
  • Milo
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Indianola was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Indianola post office opened in 1849.

We also found Indianola in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Indianola.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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