Indianola, Nebraska

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Indianola, Nebraska

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Indianola strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Indianola Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Indianola Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Indianola Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Indianola, Nebraska

Comparing Indianola to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 7 5
Senior Citizens 6 4
Racial Diversity 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Working at Home 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 8
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Indianola Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 201 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 235 miles E of Aurora, Colorado
County Red Willow
Standard Zip Codes 69034
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.234
Longitude -100.416

Indianola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MCCOOK
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 39 F
Apr Temp 36 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 38 to 68 F
Annual Precip 21.6 inches
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 37 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 35 to 68 F
Annual Precip 21.4 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 39 F
Apr Temp 34 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 90 F
Oct Temp 36 to 68 F
Annual Precip 21.4 inches
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Indianola Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 642 100%
Male 323 50.3%
Female 319 49.7%
Under 18 156 24.3%
18+ 486 75.7%
65+ 103 16%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.88
White 627 97.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.9%
Other 4 0.6%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.4%

Estimated Indianola Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 611
Growth -31
Growth % -4.8%

Indianola Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 37.5%
English 14.2%
Irish 12.5%
US/American 11.5%
French (except Basque) 4.6%
Swedish 4.4%
Italian 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
Scottish 2.7%
Norwegian 1.7%
Polish 1%
European 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Dutch 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Indianola 642 $35,469
Bartley 355 $36,406
Cambridge 1,041 $37,500
Danbury 127 $44,583
Holbrook 225 $30,875
McCook 7,994 $40,455
Wilsonville 118 $37,500

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Indianola Public Library
Indianola, Nebraska
(308) 364-9259

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Indianola High Schools (2004)

Serves 126 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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