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.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Independence9,8209,4798,7488,286

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4794649620
5-9705624602
10-14587605592
15-19602519534
20-24597501470
25-29693574528
30-34567594512
35-39495540524
40-44569480485
45-49669444451
50-54619480377
55-59602536431
60-64474521474
65-69404504473
70-74301391416
75-79250315322
80-84240208234
85+311263240
18+7,0146,5556,151
Median Age373838

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Independence2021
Total8,748.000
White Alone80.380
Black Alone7.130
American Indian Alone1.820
Asian Alone1.590
Pacific Islander Alone0.050
Some Other Race3.510
Two or More Races5.520
Hispanic Origin9.740
Diversity Index46.300

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Independence2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population-1%-1%
Households-1%-1%
Families-1%-1%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%1%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households4,1503,9473,6623,471
Housing Units4,7774,5254,4874,451
Owner Occupied Units2,2652,211
Renter Occupied Units1,3971,259
Vacant Units825980

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Independence20212026
Median Home Value$79,646$85,452
Average Home Value$110,232$121,947
<$50,000705651
$50,000 - $99,999721641
$100,000 - $149,999285270
$150,000 - $199,999306335
$200,000 - $249,9998290
$250,000 - $299,99990114
$300,000 - $399,9996698
$400,000 - $499,99900
$500,000 - $749,99900
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later54
2000-200979
1990-1999425
1980-1989445
1970-1979663
1960-1969340
1950-1959542
1940-1949300
1939 or Before1,872

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Independence20212026
Median Household$40,418$41,928
Average Household$51,012$54,271
Per Capita$21,228$22,608

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Independence2021
<$15,000611
$15,000 - $24,999484
$25,000 - $34,999529
$35,000 - $49,999474
$50,000 - $74,999893
$75,000 - $99,999286
$100,000 - $149,999285
$150,000 - $199,99969
$200,000+30

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+4,264
In-County Residents3,661
Out-of-County Residents416
Drive Alone3,337
Carpooled654
Public Transport0
Work at Home61
Less than 5 minutes523
5-9 minutes1,321
10-14 minutes780
15-19 minutes371
20-24 minutes393
25-29 minutes228
30-34 minutes224
35-39 minutes18
40-44 minutes37
45-59 minutes208
60-89 minutes73
90+ minutes27
Average Travel Time15

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees5,492
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt16
Mining55
Utilities1
Construction266
Manufacturing359
Wholesale Trade88
  
Retail Trade913
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers181
Furn & Home Furnish Str17
Electronics & Appl Store6
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip88
Food & Beverage Stores132
Health/Pers Care Stores52
Gasoline Stations19
Clothing/Accessory Store21
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music23
General Merchandise Str323
Misc Store Retailers51
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse95
Information112
  
Finance & Insurance178
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn109
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv15
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other54
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing171
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv189
Legal Services50
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises28
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt91
Educational Services420
HealthCare/Social Assist1,027
Arts/Entertainment/Rec57
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs492
Accommodation47
Food Srv/Drinking Places445
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin315
Auto Repair/Maintenance56
Public Administration Emp608

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Independence2021
Some High School328
Graduated High School1,396
Associates Degree801
Bachelor's Degree680
Graduate Degree535

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses598
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus7
Mining Bus5
Utilities Bus1
Construction Bus27
Manufacturing Bus20
Wholesale Trade Bus14
  
Retail Trade Bus89
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus12
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus3
Electronics & Appl Store Bus2
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus12
Food & Beverage Stores Bus9
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus7
Gasoline Stations Bus5
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus6
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus3
General Merchandise Str Bus4
Misc Store Retailers Bus22
Nonstore Retailers Bus4
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus8
Information Bus11
  
Finance & Insurance Bus38
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus16
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus6
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus16
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus35
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus42
Legal Services Bus12
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus3
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus24
Educational Services Bus13
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus68
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus12
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus32
Accommodation Bus5
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus27
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus85
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus16
Public Administration Bus47

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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