Independence Profile

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

8,478

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

39

Diversity Index

46.700

Housing & Income

Households

3,561

Total Housing Units

4,289


Owner Occupied

2,222

Renter Occupied

1,339

Vacant

728

Median Home Value

$84,629


Average Home Value

$123,379

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.05%

Income Projection

Median Household

$46,046 $51,517


Average Household

$59,204 $65,241


Per Capita

$24,856 $27,506

Workforce

Total Businesses

613

Total Employed

5,947

Workers 16+

3,909

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

68

Employed

1,043

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

91

Employed

924

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

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Businesses

23

Employed

768

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

50

Employed

625

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

30

Employed

477

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

14

Employed

447

Some
High School

287

Graduated
High School

1,395

Associates
Degree

877

Bachelor's
Degree

715

Graduate
Degree

527

Average Commute Time

13 min.



Resident Commuters

3,402

Non-Resident Commuters

358

Drive Alone

3,229

Carpooled

438

Public

0

Work At Home

63