Indianola, Mississippi Population 2021

8,579
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Indianola is a city located in Sunflower County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Sunflower County. With a 2020 population of 8,579, it is the 45th largest city in Mississippi and the 3437th largest city in the United States . Indianola is currently declining at a rate of -2.60% annually and its population has decreased by -19.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,683 in 2010. Indianola reached it's highest population of 12,066 in 2000. Spanning over 9 miles, Indianola has a population density of 1,001 people per square mile.

The average household income in Indianola is $45,430 with a poverty rate of 29.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $693 per month, and the median house value is $76,400. The median age in Indianola is 34.2 years, 28.7 years for males, and 39.4 years for females.

Indianola Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Indianola was:

  • Black or African American: 81.75%
  • White: 16.55%
  • Other race: 0.94%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Two or more races: 0.34%
  • Asian: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Indianola, Mississippi is 8,579 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,266.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,683.

Indianola, Mississippi Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202122,908-1,101-4.81%
202024,009-1,101-4.59%
201925,110-1,101-4.38%
201826,211690.26%
201726,142-351-1.34%
201626,493-384-1.45%
201526,877-528-1.96%
201427,405-501-1.83%
201327,906-501-1.80%
201228,407-114-0.40%
201128,521-460-1.61%
201028,9810.00%

Indianola Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American7,72581.75%
White1,56416.55%
Some Other Race890.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native330.35%
Two or More Races320.34%
Asian70.07%
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Indianola Population by Race

Indianola Population Pyramid $2021

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Indianola Median Age

34.2


Total

28.7


Male

39.4


Female

Indianola Adults

There are 7,050 adults, (1,518 of whom are seniors) in Indianola.

Indianola Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Indianola Sex Ratio

Female

4,951

52.39%

Male

4,499

47.61%

Indianola Population by Age

Indianola Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Indianola Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.8%32.2%
Male54.5%45.5%
All53.8%46.2%
Non Family51.3%48.7%
Female39.2%60.8%

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Indianola Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4832.6653.8
Non Family1,2741.1751.3
Married1,0763.3467.8
Female8213.7439.2
Male3123.5354.5

3.45

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Indianola Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4747.83%
9th to 12th Grade89314.75%
High School Graduate1,86930.87%
Some College1,17919.47%
Associates Degree3535.83%
Bachelors Degree69011.40%
Graduate Degree5969.84%
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Indianola Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Indianola Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black4,8683,703831
White1,083937450
Native American33
Hispanic3311
Other Race3311
2+ Races32323
Asian542

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 41.55%.

Indianola Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,356$25,625$20,959
Less Than 9th Grade$16,369$16,680$16,048
High School Graduate$18,429$22,435$14,932
Some College$23,238$22,616$25,306
Bachelors Degree$36,563$37,500$36,563
Graduate Degree$49,375$145,236$44,167

$23,356

Average Earnings

$25,625

Average Male

$20,959

Average Female

Indianola Earnings by Educational Attainment

Indianola Language by Age

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Indianola Language

99.18% of Indianola residents speak only English, while 0.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.77% of the population.

Indianola Language

Indianola Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,5642,59534.31%
White1,5011459.66%
Native331133.33%

29.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.59%

Male Poverty Rate

30.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Indianola

The race most likely to be in poverty in Indianola is Black, with 34.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Indianola is White, with 9.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.60%.

Indianola Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.48%
High School28.04%
Some College22.97%
Bachelors or Greater5.21%

Indianola Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.80%
Male Unemployed39.83%
Male Employed17.02%
Female Employed13.89%

Indianola Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Indianola Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$28,941$45,430
Families$37,747$53,434
Married Families$60,060-
Non Families$17,147$28,945
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Income by Household Type

Indianola Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.7%

Male Marriage Rate

28.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Indianola Married by Age and Sex

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Indianola Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Indianola Marital Status by Race

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Indianola Marital Status

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353

Number of Veterans

304

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam139
Second Gulf War62
First Gulf War42
Korea30
World War II18

Indianola Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+125
35 to 5476
55 to 6466
65 to 7462
18 to 3424

Indianola Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2243.96%
White12810.06%
Asian120.00%

Indianola Veterans by Race

Indianola Veterans by Education

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2.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Indianola Veterans by Education

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57.2%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

14.9%

Unemployment Rate

Indianola Employment by Age

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Indianola Employment by Race

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Indianola Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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92.59%

Born in Indianola

99.60%

Native Born

0.40%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

0.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.60% of Indianola residents were born in the United States, with 92.59% having been born in Mississippi. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Indianola Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,579-229-2.60%
20208,808-229-2.53%
20199,037-229-2.47%
20189,266-184-1.95%
20179,450-184-1.91%
20169,634-212-2.15%
20159,846-152-1.52%
20149,998-176-1.73%
201310,174-264-2.53%
201210,438-99-0.94%
201110,537-73-0.69%
201010,610-1,456-1.28%
200012,0662570.22%
199011,8093,5883.69%
19808,221-726-0.84%
19708,9472,2332.91%
19606,7142,3454.39%
19504,3697651.94%
19403,6044881.47%
19303,1162,5165.64%
19006000.00%

Indianola Population by Year