Indianola, Humboldt County, California

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census-designated place
former Midway Drive-In, Indianola
former Midway Drive-In, Indianola
Indianola is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°48′45″N 124°04′59″W / 40.81250°N 124.08306°W / 40.81250; -124.08306Coordinates: 40°48′45″N 124°04′59″W / 40.81250°N 124.08306°W / 40.81250; -124.08306
Country  United States
State  California
County Humboldt County
 • Total 1.416 sq mi (3.668 km2)
 • Land 1.416 sq mi (3.668 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 823
 • Density 580/sq mi (220/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95503
Area code(s) 707
GNIS feature IDs 1658821; 2628741
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Indianola, Humboldt County, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Indianola, Humboldt County, California

Indianola is a census-designated place[3] in Humboldt County, California.[2] It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Arcata,[4] at an elevation of 46 feet (14 m).[2] The place appears on the USGS Arcata South map. Addresses in this neighborhood are part of unincorporated Eureka, California, located entirely within the 95503 zipcode. The population was 823 at the 2010 census.

A post office operated at Indianola from 1900 to 1915.[4]


The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Indianola had a population of 823. The population density was 581.0 people per square mile (224.3/km²). The racial makeup of Indianola was 713 (86.6%) White, 2 (0.2%) African American, 42 (5.1%) Native American, 11 (1.3%) Asian, 1 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 12 (1.5%) from other races, and 42 (5.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44 persons (5.3%).

The Census reported that 823 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 356 households, out of which 91 (25.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 160 (44.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 46 (12.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 18 (5.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 39 (11.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 96 households (27.0%) were made up of individuals and 24 (6.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31. There were 224 families (62.9% of all households); the average family size was 2.73.

The population was spread out with 157 people (19.1%) under the age of 18, 63 people (7.7%) aged 18 to 24, 200 people (24.3%) aged 25 to 44, 284 people (34.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 119 people (14.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.9 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

There were 378 housing units at an average density of 266.8 per square mile (103.0/km²), of which 269 (75.6%) were owner-occupied, and 87 (24.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.2%. 673 people (81.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 150 people (18.2%) lived in rental housing units.


In the state legislature, Benbow is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Noreen Evans,[6] and the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Wesley Chesbro.[7]

Federally, Benbow is in California's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Indianola, Humboldt County, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Indianola, Humboldt County, California
  4. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 83. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  5. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  6. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.