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Overview

Introduction to Indianola, Mississippi

Indianola, Mississippi, in Sunflower county, is 84 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi and 122 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.

Indianola History

Indianola was initially known as Indian Bayou and was inhabited by the Choctaw Indians. In 1882, it was renamed Eureka. The city was also named Belengate before it adopted its present name. It was established on the site of an ancient Indian camp. According to a folk etymology, the city was named after an Indian princess named "Ola." Indianola was incorporated in 1886.

Indianola and nearby Attractions

  • Indianola Shopping Center
  • Highway 61 Blues Museum
  • Florewood River Plantation State Park
  • Casey Jones Museum
  • Lake Chicot State Park

Things To Do In Indianola

The Indianola Country Club is a delight for golf enthusiasts. The Indianola Shopping Center is also great a great place to spend leisure hours. In addition, the city hosts the B.B. King Homecoming Festival every year.

Indianola Transportation

Mid Delta Airport is nearby.

Indianola Higher Education

Mississippi Delta Community College, Mississippi Valley State University and Delta State University are some of the nearest colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,047
Male Share of the Population44.9%
Female Share of the Population55.1%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+3,657
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married30.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.6%
Median Earnings25+$24,120
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,269
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,068

Wealth

Median Family Income$29,331
% Above Poverty Level68.2%
% Below Poverty Level31.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone31%
Median Gross Rent$642
Median House Value$72,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)79.3%
English2.3%
Irish2.2%
German1.4%
African1%
Dutch0.6%
Scottish0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Italian0.3%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Indianola Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sunflower County
Standard Zip Codes38751
P.O. Box Zip Codes38749
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.44
Approximate Longitude-90.64

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)

StationMOORHEAD
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp35 to 52 F
Apr Temp54 to 74 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 77 F
Annual Precip56.3 inches
StationSTONEVILLE EXP STN
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 50 F
Apr Temp53 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationBELZONI
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip58.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Inverness970$46,458
Isola1,012$32,727
Leland4,254$42,050
Moorhead1,851$20,417
Shaw1,750$22,796
Sunflower1,186$24,931

Indianola Public Libraries

Sunflower County Library
201 CYPRESS DRIVE
Indianola, Mississippi
(662) 887-1672

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Indianola Hospitals

South Sunflower County Hospital
(Government - Local)
121 East Baker Street
(662) 877-5235

Indianola Public Schools

Carver Elementary School
404 Jefferson Street
ZIP: 38751
(662) 884-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 618
Carver Elementary School
404 Jefferson Street
ZIP: 38751
(662) 884-1250
Gentry High School
801 B.b. King
ZIP: 38751
(662) 884-1240
High
Total Enrollment 474
Gentry High School
801 B.b. King
ZIP: 38751
(662) 884-1240
Indianola Academic Achievement
300 Jefferson Street
ZIP: 38751
(662) 884-1278
Other
Indianola Academic Achievement
300 Jefferson
ZIP: 38751
(662) 884-1278
Indianola Career & Tech Center
801 B.b. King Road
ZIP: 38751
(662) 884-6000
High
Indianola Career & Tech Center
801 B.b. King Road
ZIP: 38751
(662) 884-6000
Lockard Elementary School
302 College Avenue
ZIP: 38751
(662) 884-1260
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Lockard Elementary School
302 College Avenue
ZIP: 38751
(662) 884-1260
Robert L Merritt Junior High School
705 Kinlock Road
ZIP: 38751
(662) 884-1270
Middle
Total Enrollment 550
Robert L Merritt Junior High School
705 Kinlock Road
ZIP: 38751
(662) 884-1270

Indianola Private Schools

Indianola Academy
549 Dorsett Dr
ZIP: 38751
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 468
Restoration Ministries Christian Academy
1290 Highway 82 E
ZIP: 38751
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 66
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