Independence, IA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Independence, Iowa Info Snack

Population
6,085
Unemployment
2.1%
Poverty
8.2%
Median Home
$129,900
Median Income
$58,631
Median Rent
$744

Independence SnackAbility

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

Independence, IA Crime Report

103
Total Crimes
1,677.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-28.51%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Independence
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 103 1,677.3 2,001.7 2,346.0
Violent Crime 12 195.4 303.5 387.8
Murder 0 0.0 3.5 6.5
Robbery 2 32.6 29.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 8 130.3 229.4 279.7
Property Crime 91 1,481.8 1,698.2 1,958.2
Burglary 25 407.1 371.1 314.2
Larceny 59 960.8 1,130.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 7 114.0 197.1 246.0

Independence, IA Cost Of Living

81
Independence's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Independence Iowa National Average
Overall 81 92 100
Services 89 95 100
Groceries 94 95 100
Health 94 102 100
Housing 67 74 100
Transportation 95 100 100
Utilities 86 99 100

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
2020 6,085 1.0%
2019 6,027 0.2%
2018 6,013 0.1%
2017 6,005 0.3%
2016 5,986 0.5%
2015 5,955 -0.1%
2014 5,961 -0.5%
2013 5,988 0.1%
2012 5,981 -0.1%
2011 5,987 -

Race / Ethnicity in Independence

White
94.1% (5,723)
African American
0.1% (8)
American Indian
0.2% (11)
Asian
0.0% (0)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.5% (92)
Hispanic
4.1% (251)
Race Independence IA USA
White 94.1% 85.0% 60.1%
African American 0.1% 3.6% 12.2%
American Indian 0.2% 0.3% 0.6%
Asian 0.0% 2.5% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.3%
Two Or More 1.5% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 4.1% 6.2% 18.2%

Gender in Independence

Female
51.8% (3,151)
Male
48.2% (2,934)
Gender Independence IA USA
Female 51.8% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.2% 49.7% 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
38.0% (2,312)
Some College
23.0% (1,399)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (608)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (1,034)
Master's Degree
6.0% (365)
Professional Degree
1.0% (60)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (60)
Education Independence IA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 1.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 38.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 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
3.3% (19,837)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.0% (30,592)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.5% (100,619)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.0% (54,970)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.7% (71,461)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.0% (85,084)
$75,000 to $99,999
19.5% (118,784)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.6% (76,480)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.6% (40,152)
$200,000 or more
1.7% (10,516)
Income Independence IA USA
Less than $10,000 3.3% 5.1% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.0% 4.0% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.5% 8.6% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.0% 9.3% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.7% 13.1% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.0% 19.1% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 19.5% 14.3% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.6% 15.9% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.6% 5.6% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.7% 5.0% 8.3%

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