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Overview

Introduction to Indianola, Iowa

Indianola, Iowa, in Warren county, is located 17 miles S of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and is 123 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. The city is conveniently located inside the Des Moines metropolitan area.

Indianola History

Indianola is the county seat of Warren County, which was formed in 1846 and was named after General Joseph Warren. In 1849, Indianola was founded as the county seat. It was named after Indianola, Texas. The economic development of the community largely depended upon the manufacturing of automotive accessories and plastics.

Indianola and nearby Attractions

  • National Balloon Museum
  • Warren County Historical Museum
  • Iowa State Capitol
  • Walnut Woods State Park
  • Lake Ahquabi State Park
  • Des Moines Art Center

Things To Do In Indianola

Tourists can visit the Living History Farms and the Buxton Park Arboretum while staying in the city. The State Historical Society of Iowa is also worth taking a look around. One can also visit the Science Center of Iowa. You can visit the Badger Creek State Recreation Area and the Blank Park Zoo. There are the Deer Run Golf Club and the A.H. Blank Golf Course where golf enthusiasts can enjoy their leisure. The city celebrates the festivals of Log Cabin Days and Warren County Fair every year.

Indianola Transportation

Des Moines International Airport is nearby.

Indianola Higher Education

Higher education facilities are offered by the Drake University, Des Moines Community College, Iowa State University, and Graceland University - Lamoni.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,343
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+7,591
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married43.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.4%
Median Earnings25+$37,298
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,736

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,143
% Above Poverty Level86.8%
% Below Poverty Level13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone29.8%
Median Gross Rent$735
Median House Value$151,400

Ancestry

German30%
Irish13.3%
English10.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.6%
Norwegian5.2%
Dutch3.8%
Swedish3.2%
Italian2.6%
Czech2.4%
Polish2.3%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque2.2%
Danishn1.5%
Welsh0.7%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Russian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Indianola Almanac

CategoryValue
County Warren County
Standard Zip Codes50125
Phone Area Codes515
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.36
Approximate Longitude-93.56

Indianola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationINDIANOLA
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp10 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches
StationDES MOINES AP
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationOSCEOLA
Distance24.6 miles
Jan Temp10 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carlisle4,031$75,450
Hartford824$64,205

Indianola Public Libraries

Indianola Public Library
207 N B ST
Indianola, Iowa
(515) 961-9418

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Indianola Public Schools

Whittier Elementary School
1306 W Salem
ZIP: 50125
(515) 961-9570
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Indianola High School
1304 E 1st
ZIP: 50125
(515) 961-9510
High
Total Enrollment 1117
Wilder Elementary School
2303 W. Euclid
ZIP: 50125
(515) 961-9540
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Emerson Elementary School
1109 E Euclid
ZIP: 50125
(515) 961-9550
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Irving Elementary School
500 W Clinton
ZIP: 50125
(515) 961-9560
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Indianola Middle School
403 S 15th St
ZIP: 50125
(515) 961-9530
Middle
Total Enrollment 835

Indianola Private Schools

Victory Christian Academy
805 N 1st St
ZIP: 50125
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 46
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