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Indianola, Nebraska - Basic Facts

Indianola is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Indianola.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Red Willow County at latitude 40.2345 and longitude -100.4174. Red Willow County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,382 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Indianola (see map) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Indianola, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 580
Population in Households 580
Population in Familes 474
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 465
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 258
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 172
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $58,333
Average Home Value $66,667


Median Household Income $50,409
Average Household Income $51,209
Per Capita Income $22,559
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.16% 0.0%
Households 0.18% 0.08%
Families 1.72% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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, 2014 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 # 183 69th
Population Density1 # 422 27th
Diversity Index2 # 345 41st
Median Household Income # 269 54th
Per Capita Income # 425 27th

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