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

8,697

Population
Growth Rate

-0.93%

Median Age

38

Diversity Index

43.500

Housing & Income

Households

3,609

Total Housing Units

4,401


Owner Occupied

2,241

Renter Occupied

1,368

Vacant

792

Median Home Value

$75,675


Average Home Value

$98,271

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.96%


Per Capita Income

1.84%

Income Projection

Median Household

$39,346 $41,967


Average Household

$52,829 $57,999


Per Capita

$21,786 $23,867

Workforce

Total Businesses

601

Total Employed

5,374

Workers 16+

3,948

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

5

Employed

11

Mining

Businesses

3

Employed

24

Utilities

Businesses

2

Employed

10

Construction

Businesses

27

Employed

246

Manufacturing

Businesses

20

Employed

290

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

11

Employed

54

Some
High School

341

Graduated
High School

1,375

Associates
Degree

752

Bachelor's
Degree

775

Graduate
Degree

411

Average Commute Time

16 min.



Resident Commuters

3,442

Non-Resident Commuters

406

Drive Alone

3,121

Carpooled

587

Public

5

Work At Home

40