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Population (year 2000): 6,014. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,054 (+0.7% change)
Males: 2,826 (47.0%), Females: 3,188 (53.0%)

Buchanan County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 39.1 years
Median household income: $36,554 (year 2000)
Median house value: $75,600 (year 2000)

Independence, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Independence:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (38.1%), Irish (16.6%), English (9.0%), United States (7.9%), French (4.2%), Dutch (3.9%).

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Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 3.7 square miles

Independence,

For population 25 years and over in Independence

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

2.0% Foreign born (0.7% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.3% Europe, 0.2% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -60 (-1.0%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IA Waterloo, (31.1 miles www.RealtyStore.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (176.7 miles Multiple-Listing-Search.net )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (292.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IA (7.8 miles Rowley, IA (10.3 miles Hazleton, IA (10.6 miles Quasqueton, IA (10.9 miles Winthrop, IA (11.6 miles Jesup, Stanley, IA (13.1 miles) , IA (13.2 miles Brandon, IA (14.4 miles Oelwein,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 17 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $137,500

Latitude: 42.47 N, Longitude: 91.89 W

Area code: 319


Independence, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.5%), Manufacturing (22.4%), Retail trade (12.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +612 (+10.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,614 (57.8%)


 

Crime in Independence by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 16.6 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 1 1 0
    per 100,000 16.6 16.6 16.6 0.0
Robberies 3 1 0 0
    per 100,000 49.9 16.6 0.0 0.0
Assaults 3 3 0 1
    per 100,000 49.9 49.9 0.0 16.6
Burglaries 40 80 114 119
    per 100,000 665.1 1330.2 1895.6 1978.7
Thefts 149 137 172 138
    per 100,000 2477.6 2278.0 2860.0 2294.6
Auto thefts 10 12 7 9
    per 100,000 166.3 199.5 116.4 149.7
190.6 238.4 263.1 245.6


Average climate in Independence, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Independence,

Independence-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Independence city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/26/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers in Independence:
  • MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (P O BOX 111)
  • PEOPLES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF BUCH CO (1600 FIRST STREET EAST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Independence:
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; OELWEIN, IA)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL OF FRANCISCAN SISTERS (about 15 miles; OELWEIN, IA)
  • VIRGINIA GAY HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; VINTON, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Independence:
  • WATERLOO MUNI (about 36 miles; WATERLOO, IA; ID: ALO)
  • THE EASTERN IOWA (about 43 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; ID: CID)
  • DUBUQUE REGIONAL (about 83 miles; DUBUQUE, IA; ID: DBQ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Independence:
  • INDEPENDENCE MUNI (about 4 miles; INDEPENDENCE, IA; ID: IIB)
  • OELWEIN MUNI (about 15 miles; OELWEIN, IA; ID: OLZ)
  • VINTON VETERANS MEML ARPK (about 20 miles; VINTON, IA; ID: VTI)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2 $9,170 $55,020 1 $333
Police Protection - Officers 12 $36,841 $36,841 0 $0
Firefighters 3 $8,128 $32,512 1 $1,036
Police - Other 5 $12,899 $30,957 5 $2,898
Streets and Highways 4 $10,552 $31,656 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,812 $33,744 0 $0
Local Libraries 2 $4,873 $29,238 6 $3,221
Electric Power 21 $86,383 $49,361 1 $588
Water Supply 2 $6,735 $40,410 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $4,629 $27,774 7 $578
Sewerage 5 $15,432 $37,036 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $10,242 $30,726 9 $2,604
Totals for Government 63 $208,696 $39,751 30 $11,258


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:
  • KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Full-time enrollment: 7,991)
  • UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; FAYETTE, IA; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA (about 29 miles; CEDAR FALLS, IA; FT enrollment: 12,524)
  • HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; WATERLOO, IA; FT enrollment: 3,292)
  • NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CALMAR (about 50 miles; CALMAR, IA; FT enrollment: 2,393)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA (about 61 miles; IOWA CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 24,766)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 61 miles; DECORAH, IA; FT enrollment: 2,566)
Public high school in Independence:
  • INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 549; Location: 500 5TH AVE SE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Independence:
  • INDEPENDENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 352; Location: 1301 1ST ST W; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 263; Location: 1103 1ST ST W; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 211 9TH AVE SE; Grades: PK - 02)
Private primary/middle schools in Independence:
  • ST JOHNS SCHOOL (Students: 140; Location: 314 3RD ST NE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • INDEPENDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 33; Location: 700-13TH STREET N.E.; Grades: KG - 11)
Library in Independence:
  • INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $141,900; Location: 210 2ND ST NE; 24,458 books; 723 audio materials; 659 video materials; 127 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Independence: Independence Motor Speedway (A), Independence (B), Buchanan County Fairgrounds (C), Independence City Hall (D), Independence City Police Department (E), Independence Fire Station (F), Independence Public Library (G), Buchanan County Courthouse (H), Buchanan County Sheriff Department (I).

Churches in Independence include: Hope Wesleyan Church (A), Our Redeemer Church (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Immanuel Lutheran Church (D), Independence United Methodist Church (E), Assembly of God Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H).

Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery (1), Saint Johns Cemetery (2).

Post office: (A).  


Independence compared to Iowa state average:
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:
  • KQMG (1220 AM; 0 kW; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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