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

8,748

Population
Growth Rate

-0.71%

Median Age

38

Diversity Index

46.300

Housing & Income

Households

3,662

Total Housing Units

4,487


Owner Occupied

2,265

Renter Occupied

1,397

Vacant

825

Median Home Value

$79,646


Average Home Value

$110,232

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.66%


Per Capita Income

1.27%

Income Projection

Median Household

$40,418 $41,928


Average Household

$51,012 $54,271


Per Capita

$21,228 $22,608

Workforce

Total Businesses

598

Total Employed

5,492

Workers 16+

4,264

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

68

Employed

1,027

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

89

Employed

913

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

47

Employed

608

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

32

Employed

492

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

27

Employed

445

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

13

Employed

420

Some
High School

328

Graduated
High School

1,396

Associates
Degree

801

Bachelor's
Degree

680

Graduate
Degree

535

Average Commute Time

15 min.



Resident Commuters

3,661

Non-Resident Commuters

416

Drive Alone

3,337

Carpooled

654

Public

0

Work At Home

61