Indianola, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Indianola, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Indianola had a population of 539 as of July 1, 2016. Indianola ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Indianola is located at latitude 40.2346 and longitude -100.4198 in Red Willow County. The formal boundaries for the City of Indianola (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Red Willow County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,382 feet.

The City of Indianola (GNIS ID: 2395425) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Indianola is located within Indianola Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Red Willow County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Indianola population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Indianola, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 539
Population in Households 539
Population in Familes 441
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 432
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 242
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $78,274
Average Home Value $115,608


Median Household Income $57,239
Average Household Income $77,656
Per Capita Income $34,529
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.27% -0.98%
Households -0.9% -0.76%
Families 0.1% -0.89%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Indianola, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Indianola to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 192 67th
Population Density1 # 436 25th
Diversity Index2 # 344 41st
Median Household Income # 122 79th
Per Capita Income # 26 96th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.