Independence, IA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Independence, Iowa Info Snack

Population
6,056
Unemployment
1.9%
Poverty
9.9%
Median Home
$133,100
Median Income
$54,097
Median Rent
$746

Independence SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
4
Safety
6
Amenities
7
Education
8.5
Commute
8

Independence, IA Crime Report

102
Total Crimes
1,676.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-32.33%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Independence
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 102 1,676.0 2,000.2 2,476.7
Violent Crime 22 361.5 266.6 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 1.9 5.0
Robbery 2 32.9 27.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 20 328.6 200.4 250.2
Property Crime 80 1,314.5 1,733.7 2,109.9
Burglary 20 328.6 371.1 340.5
Larceny 53 870.9 1,199.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 7 115.0 163.0 219.9

Independence, IA Cost Of Living

83
Independence's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Independence Iowa National Average
Overall 83 90 100
Services 91 96 100
Groceries 92 98 100
Health 92 100 100
Housing 66 73 100
Transportation 94 101 100
Utilities 86 98 100

Independence, IA Photos

Ic And Coal Car
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Independence in Iowa

Map Of Independence, IA

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Population over time in Independence

Year Population % Change
2019 6,056 0.5%
2018 6,027 0.2%
2017 6,013 0.1%
2016 6,005 0.3%
2015 5,986 0.5%
2014 5,955 -0.1%
2013 5,961 -0.5%
2012 5,988 0.1%
2011 5,981 -0.1%
2010 5,987 -

Race / Ethnicity in Independence

White
94.1% (5,697)
African American
0.2% (13)
American Indian
0.4% (26)
Asian
0.0% (0)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.1% (67)
Hispanic
4.2% (253)
Race Independence IA USA
White 94.1% 85.7% 60.7%
African American 0.2% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 0.0% 2.4% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.1% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.2% 6.0% 18.0%

Gender in Independence

Female
54.0% (3,270)
Male
46.0% (2,786)
Gender Independence IA USA
Female 54.0% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 46.0% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Independence for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (121)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (121)
High School / GED
39.0% (2,361)
Some College
22.0% (1,332)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (666)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (968)
Master's Degree
6.0% (363)
Professional Degree
1.0% (60)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (60)
Education Independence IA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 39.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 12.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Independence, Iowa

Less than $10,000
2.9% (17,620)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.1% (42,964)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.1% (91,721)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.8% (53,584)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.2% (80,135)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.6% (106,686)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.0% (72,411)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.2% (92,203)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.5% (39,584)
$200,000 or more
1.4% (8,689)
Income Independence IA USA
Less than $10,000 2.9% 5.2% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.1% 4.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.1% 9.1% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.8% 9.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.2% 13.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.6% 19.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.0% 14.3% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.2% 15.3% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.5% 5.3% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 1.4% 4.6% 7.7%

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