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Population (year 2000): 14,982. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,065 (+27.3% change)
Males: 7,552 (50.4%), Females: 7,430 (49.6%)

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Median resident age: 31.3 years
Median household income: $51,002 (year 2000)
Median house value: $114,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Independence:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (32.7%), Irish (15.5%), English (12.9%), United States (12.3%), French (3.4%), Italian (2.8%).

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Elevation: 903 feet

Land area: 16.8 square miles

Independence,

For population 25 years and over in Independence

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +4,465 (+42.5%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: OH Cincinnati, (13.0 miles pop. 331,285).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (293.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lakes, KY (3.5 miles Latonia KY (3.8 miles Edgewood, Fairview, KY (5.0 miles) , KY (5.1 miles Elsmere, Hills, KY (5.2 miles Crestview KY (5.3 miles Erlanger, Heights, KY (5.3 miles Ryland Mill, KY (5.5 miles Taylor


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 254 buildings, average cost: $74,400
  • 1997: 198 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1998: 235 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 1999: 307 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2000: 211 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2001: 317 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2002: 336 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2003: 467 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2004: 543 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2005: 544 buildings, average cost: $110,300

Latitude: 38.95 N, Longitude: 84.55 W

Area code: 859


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (16.3%), Educational,health and social services (15.2%), Retail trade (12.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,563 (-37.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 570 (7.1%)

Average climate in Independence, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Independence,

Independence-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the Independence city center killed 3 people and injured 210 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 39 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Michael Brock - College basketball player (Eastern Kentucky Colonels).


Hospitals/medical centers near Independence:
  • NORTHKEY COMMUNITY CARE INTENSIVE SERV (about 2 miles; COVINGTON, KY)
  • HEALTH SOUTH NORTHERN (about 6 miles; EDGEWOOD, KY)
  • GATEWAY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; FLORENCE, KY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Independence:
  • CINCINNATI/NORTHERN KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL (about 9 miles; COVINGTON/CINCINNATI, OH, KY; ID: CVG)
  • CINCINNATI MUNI AIRPORT LUNKEN FIELD (about 14 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; ID: LUK)
  • AIRBORNE AIRPARK (about 62 miles; WILMINGTON, OH; ID: ILN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Independence:
  • MAYS (about 17 miles; NEWTOWN, OH; ID: 1W4)
  • GENE SNYDER (about 21 miles; FALMOUTH, KY; ID: K62)
  • ACTION AIRPARK (about 22 miles; HARDENSTOWN, IN; ID: I38)

Amtrak station near Independence:
  • 11 miles: CINCINNATI (1301 WESTERN AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 1 $2,411 $28,932 0 $0
Welfare 1 $2,980 $35,760 0 $0
Streets and Highways 2 $5,531 $33,186 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $4,435 $26,610 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 23 $82,463 $43,024 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $14,528 $34,867 7 $1,917
Totals for Government 34 $112,347 $39,651 7 $1,917


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:
  • NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY; Full-time enrollment: 9,668)
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; FT enrollment: 4,977)
  • CINCINNATI STATE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI-MAIN CAMPUS (about 15 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; FT enrollment: 22,355)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI-RAYMOND WALTERS COLLEGE (about 21 miles; BLUE ASH, OH; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • MIAMI UNIVERSITY-OXFORD (about 40 miles; OXFORD, OH; FT enrollment: 15,704)
  • WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 59 miles; DAYTON, OH; FT enrollment: 11,734)
Public high school in Independence:
  • SIMON KENTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,333; Location: 11132 MADISON PK; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Independence:
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 203; Location: 11875 TAYLOR MILL RD; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Independence:
  • SUMMIT VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 803; Location: 5002 MADISON PK; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TWENHOFEL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 766; Location: 11800 TAYLOR MILL RD.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • KENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 637; Location: 11246 MADISON PK; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SUMMIT VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 5006 MADISON PK; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BEECHGROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 570; Location: 1029 BRISTOW RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WHITE'S TOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 2977 HARRIS PK; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Independence:
  • ST CECILIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 336; Location: 5313 MADISON PIKE; Grades: PK - 8)

Cemeteries: Independence Cemetery (1), Saint Cecilias Cemetery (2).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brushy Fork (A).


Independence compared to Kentucky state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKRC (550 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBOB (1160 AM; 5 kW; FLORENCE, KY; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNOP (740 AM; 1 kW; NEWPORT, KY; Owner: SACRED HEART RADIO, INC.)
  • WTSJ (1050 AM; 1 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCIN (1480 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKY (1360 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCVG (1320 AM; 1 kW; COVINGTON, KY; Owner: RICHARD L. PLESSINGER SR.)
  • WDBZ (1230 AM; 1 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: BLUE CHIP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCNW (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRFIELD, OH)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:
  • WVMX (94.1 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEBN (102.7 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKRQ (101.9 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WOFX-FM (92.5 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKFS (107.1 FM; MILFORD, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGUC (90.9 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CINCINNATI CLASSICAL PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WUBE-FM (105.1 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WVXU (91.7 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WGRR (103.5 FM; HAMILTON, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WIZF (100.9 FM; ERLANGER, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WNKU (89.7 FM; HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS ON N. KY UNIV.)
  • WRRM (98.5 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: WRRM LICO, INC)
  • WMOJ (94.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, OH; Owner: WVAE LICO, INC.)
  • WAIF (88.3 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: STEPCHILD RADIO OF CINCINNATI, INC.)
  • WAKW (93.3 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WNKR (106.5 FM; WILLIAMSTOWN, KY; Owner: GRANT COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WYGY (96.5 FM; LEBANON, OH; Owner: WVAE LICO, INC.)
  • WIOK (107.5 FM; FALMOUTH, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCH (99.3 FM; AURORA, IN; Owner: COLUMBUS RADIO, INC.)
  • WNLT (104.3 FM; HARRISON, OH; Owner: VERNON R. BALDWIN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:
  • WLWT (Channel 5; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: OHIO/OKLAHOMA HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC)
  • WCPO-TV (Channel 9; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXIX-TV (Channel 19; NEWPORT, KY; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WKRC-TV (Channel 12; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS CO.)
  • WSTR-TV (Channel 64; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: WSTR LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WCET (Channel 48; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: THE GREATER CINCINNATI TV EDUC'L. FOUNDATION)
  • WCVN-TV (Channel 54; COVINGTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WOTH-LP (Channel 35; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: ELLIOTT B. BLOCK)
  • WBQC-CA (Channel 25; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: ELLIOTT B. BLOCK)
  • WPTO (Channel 14; OXFORD, OH; Owner: GREATER DAYTON PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKOI (Channel 43; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, INC.)

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