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Population (year 2000): 12,066. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,321 (-6.2% change)
Males: 5,472 (45.4%), Females: 6,594 (54.6%)

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Median resident age: 29.6 years
Median household income: $26,308 (year 2000)
Median house value: $54,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Indianola:

  • Black (73.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (25.4%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (4.8%), English (3.2%), Irish (2.9%), German (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

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Elevation: 122 feet

Land area: 8.6 square miles

Indianola,

For population 25 years and over in Indianola

  • High school or higher: 65.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Indianola city

  • Never married: 38.6%
  • Now married: 40.3%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +74 (+0.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MS Jackson, (83.7 miles pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TN Memphis, (124.5 miles pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (413.3 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: MS (7.6 miles Inverness, MS (9.8 miles Moorhead, MS Sunflower, (10.1 miles MS (13.4 miles Isola, MS (13.6 miles Shaw, Doddsville, MS (16.8 miles) , MS (17.4 miles Leland, MS (18.6 miles Boyle,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 28 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $49,300
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 2000: 31 buildings, average cost: $59,100
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $58,900
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 2005: 43 buildings, average cost: $59,000

Latitude: 33.45 N, Longitude: 90.65 W

Area code: 662


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.4%), Educational,health and social services (19.0%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +335 (+2.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,658 (62.2%)


 

Crime in Indianola by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 4 1 2 0 2
    per 100,000 8.3 33.2 8.3 16.6 0.0 16.6
Rapes 16 12 9 7 16 16
    per 100,000 132.6 99.5 74.6 58.0 132.6 132.6
Robberies 26 43 29 16 21 14
    per 100,000 215.5 356.4 240.3 132.6 174.0 116.0
Assaults 80 68 50 43 38 43
    per 100,000 663.0 563.6 414.4 356.4 314.9 356.4
Burglaries 391 321 202 205 243 249
    per 100,000 3240.5 2660.4 1674.1 1699.0 2013.9 2063.6
Thefts 838 744 619 520 496 414
    per 100,000 6945.1 6166.1 5130.1 4309.6 4110.7 3431.1
Auto thefts 55 37 33 19 26 29
    per 100,000 455.8 306.6 273.5 157.5 215.5 240.3
799.7 750.0 537.4 454.7 490.9 476.6


Average climate in Indianola, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Indianola,

Indianola-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 125% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1971, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.0 miles away from the Indianola city center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/9/1992, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Ellis Wyms - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: Apr 12, 1979).


Hospital/medical center in Indianola:
  • SOUTH SUNFLOWER COUNTY HOSPITAL (121 E BAKER ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Indianola:
  • NORTH SUNFLOWER COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; RULEVILLE, MS)
  • BOLIVAR MEDICAL CENTER (about 22 miles; CLEVELAND, MS)
  • HUMPHREYS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; BELZONI, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Indianola:
  • MID DELTA RGNL (about 24 miles; GREENVILLE, MS; ID: GLH)
  • JACKSON INTERNATIONAL (about 89 miles; JACKSON, MS; ID: JAN)
  • UNIVERSITY-OXFORD (about 101 miles; OXFORD, MS; ID: UOX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Indianola:
  • INDIANOLA MUNI (about 3 miles; INDIANOLA, MS; ID: IDL)
  • CLEVELAND MUNI (about 22 miles; CLEVELAND, MS; ID: RNV)
  • HOLLANDALE MUNI (about 23 miles; HOLLANDALE, MS; ID: 14M)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 9 $13,873 $18,497 7 $1,007
Police Protection - Officers 27 $69,686 $30,971 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 3 $5,752 $23,008 3 $4,010
Other Government Administration 2 $4,603 $27,618 3 $1,523
Financial Administration 3 $7,273 $29,092 0 $0
Health 2 $2,936 $17,616 1 $463
Other and Unallocable 4 $5,748 $17,244 0 $0
Water Supply 8 $7,534 $11,301 1 $894
Parks and Recreation 3 $4,328 $17,312 1 $509
Sewerage 3 $4,756 $19,024 0 $0
Streets and Highways 26 $45,631 $21,060 0 $0
Firefighters 14 $30,837 $26,431 0 $0
Totals for Government 104 $202,955 $23,417 16 $8,407


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Indianola:
  • MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; MOORHEAD, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,486)
  • DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; CLEVELAND, MS; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; ITTA BENA, MS; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 63 miles; GOODMAN, MS; FT enrollment: 2,485)
  • MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE (about 80 miles; CLINTON, MS; FT enrollment: 2,904)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO (about 82 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 2,048)
  • HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 85 miles; RAYMOND, MS; FT enrollment: 10,057)
Public high school in Indianola:
  • GENTRY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 646; Location: 801 B.B. KING; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high school in Indianola:
  • THE INDIANOLA ACADEMY (Students: 483; Location: PO BOX 967; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Indianola:
  • ROBERT L MERRITT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 516; Location: 705 KINLOCK ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LOCKARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 500; Location: 302 COLLEGE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • CARVER UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 404 JEFFERSON STREET; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • CARVER LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 431; Location: 300 JEFFERSON STREET; Grades: KG - 02)
  • CASSIE PENNINGTON JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 269; Location: 701 EAST CHAPMAN; Grades: 09 - 09)
Private primary/middle school in Indianola:
  • FIRST UNITED METHODIST KINDERG (Students: 61; Location: PO BOX 2053; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Indianola:
  • SUNFLOWER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $448,952; Location: 201 CYPRESS DRIVE; 83,027 books; 680 audio materials; 1,180 video materials; 132 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Indianola: Indianola Country Club (A), Indianola City Hall (B), Sunflower County Courthouse (C), Sunflower County Jail (D), Seymour Library (E).

Shopping Center: Indianola Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Indianola include: Bryants African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Raspberry Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of the Immaculate Conception (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Mount Beulah Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: Indianola City Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Short Bayou (A), East Prong Indian Bayou (B), West Prong Indian Bayou (C).

Park in Indianola: Legion Field (1).

Post office: (A).  


Indianola compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Indianola:
  • WNLA (1380 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: SHAMROCK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGVM (1260 AM; 2 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING COMPANY,INC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WDDT (900 AM; 1 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Indianola:
  • WNLA-FM (105.5 FM; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: SHAMROCK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAO-FM (90.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WTCD (96.9 FM; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDTL-FM (92.9 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKG (95.3 FM; DREW, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WBYP (107.1 FM; BELZONI, MS; Owner: ZOO-BEL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIQQ (102.3 FM; LELAND, MS; Owner: THE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCLD-FM (103.9 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WDMS (100.7 FM; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WVSD (91.7 FM; ITTA BENA, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGRM-FM (93.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAD (94.3 FM; LELAND, MS; Owner: INTERCHANGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Indianola:
  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WMAO-TV (Channel 23; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K53FB (Channel 53; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W33BH (Channel 33; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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