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Population (year 2000): 7,109. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,869 (-3.4% change)
Males: 3,372 (47.4%), Females: 3,737 (52.6%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 43.3 years
Median household income: $57,733 (year 2000)
Median house value: $191,200 (year 2000)

Independence, OH residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Independence:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: Polish (32.7%), German (20.5%), Italian (16.9%), Irish (10.9%), English (7.4%), Slovak (7.1%).Ohio forum

Land area: 9.6 square miles

Independence,

For population 25 years and over in Independence

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

5.3% Foreign born (3.7% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +830 (+13.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: OH Parma, (6.1 miles www.HarmonHomes.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OH Cleveland, (7.2 miles pop. 478,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (416.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: View, OH (1.6 miles Valley Hills, OH (2.4 miles Seven Heights, OH Brooklyn (3.3 miles Heights, OH Garfield (3.8 miles Heights, OH (3.8 miles Cuyahoga Heights, OH (4.8 miles Broadview Heights, OH (4.9 miles Newburgh OH Brecksville, (5.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 46 buildings, average cost: $209,300
  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $258,400
  • 1998: 37 buildings, average cost: $233,900
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $240,300
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $292,100
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $293,700
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $259,800
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $275,200
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $301,400
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $248,600

Latitude: 41.38 N, Longitude: 81.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 440

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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.3%), Manufacturing (15.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +13,703 (+192.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 783 (23.4%)

Crime in Independence (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 assaults (28.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 burglaries (41.9 per 100,000)
  • 33 thefts (461.4 per 100,000)
  • 13 auto thefts (181.8 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 41.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Crime in Independence (2003):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (14.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 6 assaults (83.8 per 100,000)
  • 2 burglaries (27.9 per 100,000)
  • 27 thefts (377.2 per 100,000)
  • 13 auto thefts (181.6 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 54.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 321.8)

Average climate in Independence, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Independence,

Independence-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Independence city center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 tornado 13.5 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 200 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Independence:
  • MARYMOUNT HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH)
  • UNIV HOSP HEALTH SYS ST MICHAEL HOSP (about 7 miles; CLEVELAND, OH)
  • DEACONESS HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; CLEVELAND, OH)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Independence:
  • BURKE LAKEFRONT (about 10 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; ID: BKL)
  • CLEVELAND-HOPKINS INTL (about 14 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; ID: CLE)
  • CUYAHOGA COUNTY (about 16 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; ID: CGF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Independence:
  • SCHMELTZER (about 18 miles; AKRON, OH; ID: 6D5)
  • OLD PORTAGE (about 19 miles; AKRON, OH; ID: 4P2)
  • MEDINA MUNICIPAL (about 20 miles; MEDINA, OH; ID: 1G5)

Amtrak station near Independence:
  • 10 miles: CLEVELAND (200 CLEVELAND MEMORIAL SHOREWAY). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

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
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $26,522 $53,044 1 $1,229
Parks and Recreation 8 $28,321 $42,481 43 $25,045
Streets and Highways 12 $40,417 $40,417 9 $9,855
Welfare 2 $9,485 $56,910 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 19 $80,656 $50,940 9 $11,004
Health 1 $3,257 $39,084 0 $0
Sewerage 3 $12,584 $50,336 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 3 $11,247 $44,988 3 $3,596
Financial Administration 5 $19,800 $47,520 4 $4,959
Other Government Administration 7 $29,327 $50,274 18 $10,040
Police Protection - Officers 36 $191,575 $63,858 3 $8,847
Police - Other 11 $31,731 $34,615 4 $6,137
Firefighters 24 $117,840 $58,920 6 $2,701
Fire - Other 1 $3,044 $36,528 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 14 $48,577 $41,637 42 $47,318
Totals for Government 152 $654,383 $51,661 142 $130,730
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:
  • CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; Full-time enrollment: 11,000)
  • CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 8 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; FT enrollment: 10,927)
  • CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; FT enrollment: 7,729)
  • JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; FT enrollment: 3,861)
  • BALDWIN-WALLACE COLLEGE (about 16 miles; BEREA, OH; FT enrollment: 3,849)
  • UNIVERSITY OF AKRON MAIN CAMPUS (about 23 miles; AKRON, OH; FT enrollment: 16,801)
  • LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; KIRTLAND, OH; FT enrollment: 4,119)
Public high school in Independence:
  • INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 372; Location: 6111 ARCHWOOD RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Independence:
  • INDEPENDENCE PRIMARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 7600 HILLSIDE RD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • INDEPENDENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 380; Location: 6565 BRECKSVILLE RD; Grades: 05 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Independence:
  • ST MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 6906 CHESTNUT RD; Grades: KG - 8)

Notable location: Independence City Hall (A).

Shopping Center: Independence Square Shopping Center (1).

Cemetery: Maple Shade Cemetery (1).

Creek: West Creek (A).

Parks in Independence include: Elmwood Park (1), Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area (2).


Independence compared to Ohio state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRMR (1420 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CLEVELAND CLASSICAL RADIO, LLC)
  • WWMK (1260 AM; 10 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WERE (1300 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH)
  • WCUE (1150 AM; 5 kW; CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHLO (640 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH)
  • WABQ (1540 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WABQ, INC.)
  • WJMO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES, LTD.)
  • WJTB (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR BROADCASTING CO)
  • WHBC (1480 AM; 15 kW; CANTON, OH; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:
  • WMJI (105.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMMS (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDOK (102.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WQAL (104.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMVX (106.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCX (98.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF CLEVELAND INC.)
  • WCRF-FM (103.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WCPN (90.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WGAR-FM (99.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZAK (93.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFHM-FM (95.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WXTM (92.3 FM; CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAKS (96.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSU-FM (89.7 FM; KENT, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQMX (94.9 FM; MEDINA, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC)
  • WZIP (88.1 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON)
  • WJCU (88.7 FM; UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY)
  • WONE-FM (97.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRUW-FM (91.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY)
  • WENZ (107.9 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Independence:
  • WKYC-TV (Channel 3; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WKYC-TV, INC.)
  • WOIO (Channel 19; SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WBNX-TV (Channel 55; AKRON, OH; Owner: WINSTON BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W35AX (Channel 35; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WQHS-TV (Channel 61; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: UNIVISION CLEVELAND LLC)
  • WEWS-TV (Channel 5; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUAB (Channel 43; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WJW (Channel 8; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WJW LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVIZ (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WRAP-CA (Channel 32; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEAO (Channel 49; AKRON, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WVPX (Channel 23; AKRON, OH; Owner: PAXSON AKRON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXOX-LP (Channel 65; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • W53AX (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WAKN-LP (Channel 11; AKRON, OH; Owner: AKRON TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W51BI (Channel 51; KIRTLAND, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDLI (Channel 17; CANTON, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAOH-LP (Channel 29; AKRON, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOAC (Channel 67; CANTON, OH; Owner: WRAY, INC.)

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