Indianola, MS
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Indianola is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 9,943 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Indianola is the 40th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Indianola is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Indianola is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Indianola who work in sales jobs (17.21%), office and administrative support (12.24%), and management occupations (7.71%).

One of the benefits of Indianola is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.14 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Indianola who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.68% of the adults in Indianola have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Indianola in 2010 was $16,604, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $66,416 for a family of four. However, Indianola contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Indianola also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.15% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Indianola is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Indianola include English, German, Dutch, and African.

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

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