Indianola, IA


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Living in Indianola

Indianola is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 15,467 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Indianola is the 27th largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities, Indianola isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Indianola are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Indianola is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Indianola who work in office and administrative support (18.17%), sales jobs (11.79%), and teaching (8.69%).

Also of interest is that Indianola has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Indianola, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Indianola provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Being a small city, Indianola does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Indianola is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.47% of adults in Indianola have a college degree.

The per capita income in Indianola in 2010 was $25,809, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,236 for a family of four. However, Indianola contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Indianola home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Indianola residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Indianola include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Indianola is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.