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Independence Demographics

independenceIndependence has a strong industrial base, with targeted industries of Aerospace and Sheet Metal Fabrication.  With companies like Cessna Aviation, Kansas Aviation, Aviation Controls, VT Hackney, Matcor, and several other nationally known companies, its no wonder that business is growing in Independence. 

The unique charm of Independence makes it stand out among communities across America.  Home of the Little House on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder's childhood home), the Ralph Mitchell Park and Zoo,  and is home to one of Kansas' largest celebrations , Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards).  You will find that the small town atmosphere of this Norman Rockwell esque community is truly a great place to call home for your family and business.

Independence has two main industrial parks with available acreage for your business.  The Airport Industrial Park is located southwest of the City and is currently home to various businesses including Cessna Aircraft and Kansas Aviation.  The West Laurel Industrial Park is located on the west side of the city with all infrastructure in place, so that your project is shovel ready.

Population

Population 2000 2010 2017 2022
Independence city 9,824 9,483 8,948 8,429
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Population by Age

Population 2010 2017 2022
0-4 794 674 630
5-9 705 662 611
10-14 587 570 580
15-19 602 509 500
20-24 597 530 464
25-29 693 639 552
30-34 567 587 567
35-39 496 502 496
40-44 569 471 476
45-49 669 519 443
50-54 621 558 446
55-59 602 594 509
60-64 474 496 475
65-69 404 492 494
70-74 301 353 372
75-79 250 278 315
80-84 240 214 227
85+ 312 299 271
18+ 7,018 6,733 6,303
Median Age 37 38 38
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Population by Race

Independence city 2017
Total 8,948
White Alone 82.680
Black Alone 6.350
American Indian Alone 1.750
Asian Alone 1.240
Pacific Islander Alone 0.120
Some Other Race 3.120
Two or More Races 4.740
Hispanic Origin 8.690
Diversity Index 42.100
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Households

Population 2000 2010 2017 2022
Households 4,152 3,950 3,673 3,437
Housing Units 4,780 4,528 4,447 4,424
Owner Occupied Units 2,229 2,095
Renter Occupied Units 1,445 1,343
Vacant Units 774 987
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Income

Independence city 2017 2022
Median Household $44,818 $46,921
Average Household $61,811 $68,130
Per Capita $25,503 $27,914
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Household Income Base

Independence city 2017
<$15,000 482
$15,000 - $24,999 490
$25,000 - $34,999 386
$35,000 - $49,999 658
$50,000 - $74,999 734
$75,000 - $99,999 361
$100,000 - $149,999 372
$150,000 - $199,999 66
$200,000+ 125
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Growth Rate

Independence city 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population -1% -1%
Households -1% -1%
Families -1% -1%
Median Household Income 1%
Per Capita Income 2%
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Independence Quality Life

Home Value

Independence city 2017 2022
Median Home Value $81,638 $105,278
Average Home Value $114,951 $147,792
<$50,000 595 425
$50,000 - $99,999 821 594
$100,000 - $149,999 279 270
$150,000 - $199,999 207 228
$200,000 - $249,999 134 192
$250,000 - $299,999 69 143
$300,000 - $399,999 93 209
$400,000 - $499,999 0 5
$500,000 - $749,999 11 16
$750,000 - $999,999 13 9
$1,000,000 + 7 4
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 30
2000-2009 115
1990-1999 181
1980-1989 403
1970-1979 528
1960-1969 321
1950-1959 598
1940-1949 385
1939 or Before 1,835
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 3,723
In-County Residents 3,343
Out-of-County Residents 246
Drive Alone 3,143
Carpooled 333
Public Transport 10
Work at Home 41
Less than 5 minutes 344
5-9 minutes 1,109
10-14 minutes 620
15-19 minutes 436
20-24 minutes 407
25-29 minutes 103
30-34 minutes 310
35-39 minutes 46
40-44 minutes 56
45-59 minutes 166
60-89 minutes 26
90+ minutes 59
Average Travel Time 17
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Independence Workforce Occupations

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 5,675
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 2
Mining 20
Utilities 15
Construction 231
Manufacturing 302
Wholesale Trade 126
   
Retail Trade 948
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 199
Furn & Home Furnish Str 35
Electronics & Appl Store 8
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 111
Food & Beverage Stores 102
Health/Pers Care Stores 70
Gasoline Stations 17
Clothing/Accessory Store 18
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 11
General Merchandise Str 334
Misc Store Retailers 37
Nonstore Retailers 6
   
Transportation/Warehouse 113
Information 90
   
Finance & Insurance 181
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 107
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 10
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 64
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 152
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 157
Legal Services 44
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 23
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 89
Educational Services 503
HealthCare/Social Assist 1,192
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 53
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 482
Accommodation 46
Food Srv/Drinking Places 436
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 313
Auto Repair/Maintenance 38
Public Administration Emp 679
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Independence Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 581
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 1
Mining Bus 2
Utilities Bus 3
Construction Bus 23
Manufacturing Bus 18
Wholesale Trade Bus 14
   
Retail Trade Bus 89
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 13
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 5
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 3
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 11
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 8
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 11
Gasoline Stations Bus 4
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 5
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 3
General Merchandise Str Bus 7
Misc Store Retailers Bus 17
Nonstore Retailers Bus 2
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 11
Information Bus 14
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 40
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 17
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 4
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 19
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 34
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 33
Legal Services Bus 12
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 2
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 18
Educational Services Bus 23
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 58
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 10
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 35
Accommodation Bus 7
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 28
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 88
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 10
Public Administration Bus 56
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Independence Higher Education

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 448
Graduated High School 1,452
Associates Degree 695
Bachelor's Degree 749
Graduate Degree 378
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $3,934,451
College School Books/Supplies $169,421
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $4,018
Source: ESRI, 2017-08-18

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