Independence Housing

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.

Independence

Population

Total Population

8,787

Population
Growth Rate

-0.92%

Median Age

38

Diversity Index

42.800

Housing & Income

Households

3,603

Total Housing Units

4,440


Owner Occupied

2,223

Renter Occupied

1,380

Vacant

837

Median Home Value

$86,592


Average Home Value

$125,888

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-1.11%


Per Capita Income

0.88%

Income Projection

Median Household

$42,493 $43,015


Average Household

$58,505 $61,482


Per Capita

$24,129 $25,209

Workforce

Total Businesses

597

Total Employed

5,660

Workers 16+

3,894

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

2

Employed

4

Mining

Businesses

3

Employed

24

Utilities

Businesses

2

Employed

10

Construction

Businesses

24

Employed

227

Manufacturing

Businesses

17

Employed

283

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

13

Employed

85

Some
High School

408

Graduated
High School

1,422

Associates
Degree

720

Bachelor's
Degree

780

Graduate
Degree

457

Average Commute Time

18 min.



Resident Commuters

3,365

Non-Resident Commuters

385

Drive Alone

3,065

Carpooled

536

Public

9

Work At Home

29