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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.

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 9,037 people<3> (see below for details).

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

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 9,037 people. This is a decrease of 15.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Indianola had a population of 10,683 people (or 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 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.

Adding Indianola to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Indianola elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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, 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 [Washington County]
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    • Leland [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Indianola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,766 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<8>
  • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Indianola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<8>
  • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Indianola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
  • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Indianola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
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      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Indianola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,685 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Shaw
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
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      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Indianola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
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      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Indianola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Indianola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
    • Boyle [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyle
      • Boyle [Bolivar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Indianola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyle have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyle<8>
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Indianola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • 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 Google Maps 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

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>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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 33.4495, Longitude: -90.6474    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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