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

8,583

Population
Growth Rate

-0.96%

Median Age

38

Diversity Index

44.700

Housing & Income

Households

3,579

Total Housing Units

4,395


Owner Occupied

2,218

Renter Occupied

1,361

Vacant

816

Median Home Value

$79,250


Average Home Value

$108,262

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.95%


Per Capita Income

0.96%

Income Projection

Median Household

$39,662 $40,642


Average Household

$52,795 $55,439


Per Capita

$21,864 $22,938

Workforce

Total Businesses

586

Total Employed

5,498

Workers 16+

4,091

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

61

Employed

999

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

85

Employed

876

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

46

Employed

626

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

32

Employed

483

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

15

Employed

480

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

27

Employed

448

Some
High School

370

Graduated
High School

1,367

Associates
Degree

690

Bachelor's
Degree

647

Graduate
Degree

492

Average Commute Time

14 min.



Resident Commuters

3,527

Non-Resident Commuters

417

Drive Alone

3,187

Carpooled

675

Public

0

Work At Home

45