Indianola, Iowa


Indianola, Iowa

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official_name = Indianola, Iowa
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subdivision_name2 = Warren
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 12998
population_density_km2 = 546.2
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 50125
area_code = 515
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Indianola is a city in Warren County, Iowa, United States. The population was 12,998 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Warren CountyGR|6. Simpson College, a liberal arts college of the United Methodist Church, is located in Indianola. Indianola is also the home of the National Balloon Classic and National Balloon Museum.

Indianola is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Indianola is located at coor dms|41|21|42|N|93|33|47|W|city (41.361756, -93.562987)GR|1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.8 km²), all of it land.

The Summerset Trail has its southern terminus at Indianola. [Warren County Conservation Board. [http://www.warrenccb.org/areas/st/st.html Summerset Trail.] ]

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 12,998 people, 4,748 households, and 3,261 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,414.7 people per square mile (546.1/km²). There were 4,981 housing units at an average density of 542.1/sq mi (209.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.92% White, 0.40% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 4,748 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 15.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,725, and the median income for a family was $52,238. Males had a median income of $36,945 versus $24,401 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,574. About 5.6% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

In 2005, a special census was conducted that revised Indianola's population to 14,156. [State Data Center of Iowa. [http://data.iowadatacenter.org/datatables/State/stcorrections2000.pdf Revised 2000 Census Population and Housing Counts for Iowa Places and Counties.] ]

Education

Indianola has four elementary schools: Whittier, Emerson, Irving, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary; one middle school: Indianola Middle School; one senior high school: Indianola High School; one alternative high school: Indianola Learning Center and one college: Simpson College.

Points of interest

* Buxton Park Arboretum
* Des Moines Metro Opera
* National Hot Air Balloon Museum
* Summerset Winery
* Simpson College
* U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame

Notable Natives

*George Washington Carver was a botanical researcher and agronomy educator. In 1941, "Time" magazine dubbed him a "Black Leonardo," a reference to the white polymath Leonardo da Vinci.

*Lane Sisters were four siblings who first achieved success in the 1930s as a singing act, with their popularity leading to a series of successful films.

*Casey Blake professional baseball player for the Cleveland Indians, voted one of the top-ten high school athletes in Iowa history.

*Junior D. Edwards received the Medal of Honor posthumously for actions which took place during the Korean War.

Other

Indianola hosts the annual Nation Balloon Classic.

A ticket bought for the January 13, 2007 Hot Lotto multi-state lottery drawing won $19.9 million (annuity value), a record for the game, which began in 2002. John Hall of Indianola was the winner; he chose the cash option of $11.9 million.

References

External links

* [http://www.cityofindianola.com Official City of Indianola Website]
* [http://www.visitindianola.com Indianola Tourism]
* [http://www.indianolachamber.com Indianola Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.indianola.ia.us Indianola Community Network]
* [http://www.developindianola.com Indianola Development Association]
* [http://www.nationalballoonclassic.com National Balloon Classic]
* [http://www.nationalballoonmuseum.com National Balloon Museum]


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