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Welcome to Indianola ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Indianola, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1884.

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 9,032 people<3> (see below for details).

Indianola is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Indianola is within the (662) area code.

The ZIP code for Indianola: 38751<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Indianola had an population of 9,032 people. This is a decrease of 15.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Indianola had a population of 10,683 people (which is 36.28% of the total population of Sunflower County). This makes Indianola the county's most populous community.

The population of Indianola represents 0.36% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,683 people, the population of Indianola decreased 11.46% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,066 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, Iowa, Kansas (2), 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.

  • Leland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Ruleville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Moorhead
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
    • Moorhead is located in Sunflower County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,059 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Moorhead
  • Itta Bena
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Shaw
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaw have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
    • Shaw is located in Bolivar County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,655 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Shaw
  • Sunflower
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
    • Sunflower is located in Sunflower County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 960 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Sunflower
  • Inverness
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
    • Inverness is located in Sunflower County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 852 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Inverness
  • Isola
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
    • Isola is located in Humphreys County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Isola
  • Boyle
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Arcola
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
    • Arcola is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Arcola

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. 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 1884.

We also found Indianola in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Indianola.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Indianola. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Sunflower, 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:




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