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Population (year 2000): 113,288. Estimated population in July 2005: 110,208 (-2.7% change)
Males: 54,173 (47.8%), Females: 59,115 (52.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $38,012 (year 2000)
Median house value: $77,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Independence:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.7%)
  • Black (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)
  • Other race (1.4%)

Ancestries: German (20.8%), Irish (13.7%), English (13.1%), United States (10.2%), Italian (3.3%), French (3.0%).Missouri

Elevation: 1033 feet

Land area: 78.3 square miles

Independence,

For population 25 years and over in Independence

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

2.6% Foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +910 (+0.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: City, MO Kansas (10.2 miles pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (464.1 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Creek, MO (3.3 miles Sugar MO (6.8 miles Birmingham, MO (7.1 miles Raytown, River Bend, MO (7.2 miles) , Tapawingo, MO (7.9 miles Lake Randolph, MO (8.1 miles) , Unity Village, MO (9.2 miles) , Springs, MO Blue (10.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 224 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 1997: 329 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 1998: 302 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 1999: 349 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2000: 376 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2001: 363 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2002: 392 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2003: 399 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2004: 492 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2005: 360 buildings, average cost: $109,200

Latitude: 39.08 N, Longitude: 94.41 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (16.4%), Manufacturing (13.0%), Retail trade (12.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -15,861 (-14.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,710 (32.5%)


 

Crime in Independence by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 6 2 6 6 2 1
    per 100,000 5.3 1.8 5.3 5.3 1.8 0.9
Rapes 36 34 27 33 43 50
    per 100,000 31.8 30.0 23.8 29.1 38.0 44.1
Robberies 133 129 144 124 107 111
    per 100,000 117.4 113.9 127.1 109.5 94.4 98.0
Assaults 457 453 491 489 605 637
    per 100,000 403.4 399.9 433.4 431.6 534.0 562.3
Burglaries 1,044 1,041 1,157 1,210 1,328 1,380
    per 100,000 921.5 918.9 1021.3 1068.1 1172.2 1218.1
Thefts 5,827 5,653 6,220 5,833 6,080 6,197
    per 100,000 5143.5 4989.9 5490.4 5148.8 5366.9 5470.1
Auto thefts 742 671 844 788 956 925
    per 100,000 655.0 592.3 745.0 695.6 843.9 816.5
456.6 439.2 490.4 472.5 516.3 529.8

Average climate in Independence, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Independence,

Independence-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Independence city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/2003, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the city center injured 13 people and caused $31 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Ginger Rogers - (1911-1995), actor, Margaret Truman - (born 1924), novelist, Bess Truman - (1885-1982), First Lady of the United States, wife of Harry S. Truman, BJ Surry - College basketball player (Jacksonville Dolphins).


Hospitals/medical centers in Independence:
  • INDEPENDENCE REG HEALTH CTR (1509 W TRUMAN RD)
  • MEDICAL CENTER OF INDEPENDENCE (17203 E 23RD ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Independence:
  • TWO RIVERS PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO)
  • TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER LAKEWOOD (about 9 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL OF BLUE SPRINGS (about 9 miles; BLUE SPRINGS, MO)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Independence:
  • CHARLES B. WHEELER DOWNTOWN (about 13 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; ID: MKC)
  • KANSAS CITY INTL (about 25 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; ID: MCI)
  • ROSECRANS MEMORIAL (about 59 miles; ST JOSEPH, MO; ID: STJ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Independence:
  • LEE'S SUMMIT MUNICIPAL (about 10 miles; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; ID: LXT)
  • ROOSTERVILLE (about 15 miles; LIBERTY, MO; ID: 0N0)
  • EAST KANSAS CITY (about 16 miles; GRAIN VALLEY, MO; ID: 3GV)

Amtrak station:
INDEPENDENCE (600 S. GRAND AVE.). Services: free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:
Colleges/Universities in Independence:
  • INDEPENDENCE COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 58; Location: 815 W 23RD ST; Private, for-profit)
  • CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER AT FORT OSAGE (FT enrollment: 2; Location: 2101 N TWYMAN RD; Public; Website: www.gotoctc.org)
  • ADAM & EVE COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY INC (Location: 214 N OSAGE; Private, for-profit)
  • GRACELAND UNIVERSITY-INDEPENDENCE (Location: 1401 W TRUMAN RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.graceland.edu; Offers Master's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; LEES SUMMIT, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,576)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY (about 12 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 8,830)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES (about 14 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 2,259)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 14 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 2,189)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 2,998)
  • PARK UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; PARKVILLE, MO; FT enrollment: 4,180)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS; FT enrollment: 8,857)
Public high schools in Independence:
  • WILLIAM CHRISMAN HIGH (Students: 1,721; Location: 1223 N NOLAND RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TRUMAN HIGH (Students: 1,700; Location: 3301 S NOLAND RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FORT OSAGE HIGH (Students: 1,397; Location: 2101 N TWYMAN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • VAN HORN HIGH (Students: 1,046; Location: 1109 ARLINGTON; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • INDEPENDENCE ACADEMY (Students: 79; Location: 600 W MECHANIC; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MCCUNE SCHOOL FOR BOYS (Students: 56; Location: 2101 N TWYMAN RD; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • CAR. & TECH. CTR. AT FT. OSAGE (Location: 2101 N TWYMAN RD; Grades: 11 - 12)
Private high schools in Independence:
  • ENGLEWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 10628 WINNER ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CENTER PLACE RESTORATION SCH (Students: 254; Location: 819 W WALDO AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ST MARYS DIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 622 N MAIN; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Independence:
  • PIONEER RIDGE SIXTH GRADE CTR. (Students: 924; Location: 1656 S SPECK RD; Grades: 06 - 06)
  • BINGHAM SEVENTH GRADE CTR. (Students: 918; Location: 1716 S SPECK RD; Grades: 07 - 07)
  • BRIDGER EIGHTH GRADE CTR. (Students: 901; Location: 18200 E M-78 HWY; Grades: 08 - 08)
  • OSAGE TRAIL MIDDLE (Students: 816; Location: 2101 N TWYMAN RD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • FIRE PRAIRIE MIDDLE (Students: 766; Location: 2101 N TWYMAN RD; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • BLACKBURN ELEM. (Students: 661; Location: 17302 E R D MIZE RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WILLIAM SOUTHERN ELEM. (Students: 542; Location: 4300 S PHELPS RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SYCAMORE HILLS ELEM. (Students: 538; Location: 15208 E 39TH ST S; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GLENDALE ELEM. (Students: 528; Location: 2611 S LEE'S SUMMIT RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NORTH ROCK CREEK/KORTE ACADEMY (Students: 517; Location: 2437-2431 S HARDY; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Independence:
  • MESSIAH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 290; Location: 613 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NATIVITY OF MARY (Students: 197; Location: 10021 E 36TH TERRACE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST ANN SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 217 SOUTH CEDAR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SUNSHINE CENTER INC (Students: 94; Location: 607 WEST LEXINGTON; Grades: PK - 11)
  • SCHOOLHOUSE INC. (Students: 26; Location: 14709 E. 35TH ST.; Grades: KG - 6)
Library in Independence:
  • MID-CONTINENT CONSOLIDATED LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $28,733,746; Location: 15616 EAST 24 HIGHWAY; 2,739,902 books; 108,466 audio materials; 50,279 video materials; 5,009 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Independence: Gaslight Square (A), Chrisman Plaza (B), Rockwood Country Club (C), Camp Mo-Kan (D), Thirty-ninth and Noland Center (E), Noland Road Retail Center (F), Noland Plaza (G), Noland Fashion Square (H), Harry S Truman Railroad Station (I), Lake City Junction (J), Fairmount Station (K), Independence Center (L), Independence Square (M), Crackerneck Country Club (N), Alton Plaza (O), Truman Library (P), Truman Home (Q), McCune Home for Boys (R), Hilltop Girls Home (S), Jackson County Courthouse (T).

Shopping Centers: Hi-way Twenty-four Shopping Center (1), Noland South Shopping Center (2), Far View Shopping Center (3), Sterling Ridge Shopping Center (4), Hub Shopping Center (5), Independence Corners Shopping Center (6), Independence North Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Independence include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Trinity Episcopal Church (B), Trinity Church (C), Assembly of God Church (D), Beacon Heights Church (E), Lobb Cumberland Church (F), Bethel Church (G), Pleasant Grove Church (H).

Cemeteries: Mount Washington Cemetery (1), Hendrick Cemetery (2), Pitcher Cemetery (3), Hill Cemetery (4), Campground Cemetery (5), Carr Cemetery (6), Lobb Cemetery (7).

Lake: Horseshoe Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork Little Blue River (A), West Fire Prairie Creek (B), Rock Creek (C), Camp Creek (D), Burr Oak Creek (E), Spring Branch (F).

Parks in Independence include: Chaplin-Hood Park (1), Adair Park (2), Slover Memorial Park (3), Bundschu Park (4), Mill Creek Park (5), Hill Park (6), Kiddie Park (7), National Frontier Trails Center (8), The Campus Park (9).


Independence compared to Missouri state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPHN (1190 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGGN (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GLADSTONE, MO; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPRT (1590 AM; 1 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KCWJ (1030 AM; 1 kW; BLUE SPRINGS, MO; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING ASSOCIATES, LP)
  • KCNW (1380 AM; 3 kW; FAIRWAY, KS; Owner: KANSAS CITY RADIO, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:
  • KSRC (102.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDAF-FM (106.5 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUDL (98.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBEQ-FM (104.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCUR-FM (89.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CURATORS OF UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KLJC (88.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • KKFI (90.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MID-COAST RADIO PROJECT, INC.)
  • KMXV (93.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQRC-FM (98.9 FM; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRBZ (96.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYYS (99.7 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPRS (103.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFKF-FM (94.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMJK (107.3 FM; LEXINGTON, MO; Owner: ALLUR-KANSAS CITY, INC.)
  • KWJC (91.9 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE)
  • KCCV-FM (92.3 FM; OLATHE, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around Independence:
  • KCPT (Channel 19; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PUBLIC TELEVISION 19, INC.)
  • KSMO-TV (Channel 62; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KSMO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • KMBC-TV (Channel 9; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K48FS (Channel 48; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCWE (Channel 29; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KCWE-TV, INC.)
  • KPXE (Channel 50; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PAXSON KANSAS CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • K35CT (Channel 35; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCTV (Channel 5; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KMCI (Channel 38; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSHB-TV (Channel 41; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDAF-TV (Channel 4; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WDAF LICENSE, INC.)
  • K26CR (Channel 26; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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