Independence, MO
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Independence, Missouri Info Snack

Population
117,139
Unemployment
5.6%
Poverty
14.0%
Median Home
$121,200
Median Income
$50,797
Median Rent
$871

Independence SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8

Independence, MO Crime Report

6,129
Total Crimes
5,254.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
123.97%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Independence
/ 100k People
Missouri
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 6,129 5,254.3 3,073.7 2,346.0
Violent Crime 791 678.1 542.7 387.8
Murder 11 9.4 11.8 6.5
Robbery 125 107.2 74.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 516 442.4 413.3 279.7
Property Crime 5,338 4,576.2 2,531.0 1,958.2
Burglary 581 498.1 378.8 314.2
Larceny 3,782 3,242.2 1,759.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 975 835.8 393.2 246.0

Independence, MO Cost Of Living

88
Independence's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Independence Missouri National Average
Overall 88 89 100
Services 103 95 100
Groceries 92 96 100
Health 101 96 100
Housing 63 77 100
Transportation 92 91 100
Utilities 100 97 100

Independence, MO Photos

Lndependence Courthouse Missouri
Source: Public Domain
Oregontrail
Source: Public Domain
Midwest Genealogy Center
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Independence in Missouri

Map Of Independence, MO

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Population over time in Independence

Year Population % Change
2020 117,139 -0.1%
2019 117,207 -0.1%
2018 117,369 0.1%
2017 117,217 0.0%
2016 117,192 0.0%
2015 117,160 0.2%
2014 116,881 0.3%
2013 116,513 0.3%
2012 116,118 0.5%
2011 115,578 -

Race / Ethnicity in Independence

White
75.3% (88,232)
African American
8.5% (9,948)
American Indian
0.2% (288)
Asian
1.3% (1,512)
Hawaiian
1.4% (1,655)
Other
1.1% (1,235)
Two Or More
2.8% (3,321)
Hispanic
9.3% (10,948)
Race Independence MO USA
White 75.3% 78.8% 60.1%
African American 8.5% 11.3% 12.2%
American Indian 0.2% 0.3% 0.6%
Asian 1.3% 2.0% 5.6%
Hawaiian 1.4% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 1.1% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 2.8% 2.9% 2.8%
Hispanic 9.3% 4.3% 18.2%

Gender in Independence

Female
52.3% (61,210)
Male
47.7% (55,929)
Gender Independence MO USA
Female 52.3% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 47.7% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Independence for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (3,514)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (8,199)
High School / GED
37.0% (43,341)
Some College
25.0% (29,284)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (9,371)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (15,228)
Master's Degree
6.0% (7,028)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,171)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Independence MO USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 37.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 18.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Independence, Missouri

Less than $10,000
6.1% (719,825)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.2% (486,440)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.4% (1,336,750)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.3% (1,320,440)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.1% (1,891,071)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.9% (2,326,901)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.5% (1,469,154)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.6% (1,478,029)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.6% (417,359)
$200,000 or more
2.3% (267,925)
Income Independence MO USA
Less than $10,000 6.1% 6.1% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.2% 4.5% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.4% 9.6% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.3% 10.0% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.1% 13.7% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.9% 18.5% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.5% 13.0% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.6% 14.2% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.6% 5.3% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 2.3% 5.2% 8.3%

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