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Population (year 2000): 6,035. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,193 (+35.8% change)
Males: 2,967 (49.2%), Females: 3,068 (50.8%)

Polk County

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Median resident age: 28.9 years
Median household income: $36,790 (year 2000)
Median house value: $110,100 (year 2000)

Independence, OR residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Independence:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.1%)
  • Hispanic (30.1%)
  • Other race (19.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.8%)
  • American Indian (3.2%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.8%), Irish (10.1%), English (8.8%), United States (4.3%), Scottish (4.1%), Norwegian (3.2%).

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Elevation: 168 feet

Land area: 2.3 square miles

Independence,

For population 25 years and over in Independence

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

16.9% Foreign born (15.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,560 (+34.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: OR Salem, (12.4 miles www.RealEstate.com/SaintHelens )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OR Portland, (59.8 miles pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (814.8 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: OR Monmouth, (2.7 miles Rickreall, OR (6.0 miles) , Eola, OR (7.4 miles) , OR Dallas, (9.8 miles OR Salem, (12.4 miles Village, OR (12.6 miles Adair OR (14.9 miles Millersburg, OR (15.5 miles Keizer,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 69 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 1997: 81 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 1998: 119 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2000: 53 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2003: 119 buildings, average cost: $147,900
  • 2004: 115 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2005: 107 buildings, average cost: $177,500

Latitude: 44.85 N, Longitude: 123.19 W


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.6%), Manufacturing (15.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.6%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -543 (-9.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 529 (21.1%)

Crime in Independence (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 rapes (49.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (16.3 per 100,000)
  • 5 assaults (81.6 per 100,000)
  • 56 burglaries (914.1 per 100,000)
  • 182 thefts (2970.9 per 100,000)
  • 13 auto thefts (212.2 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 244.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in Independence (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (16.1 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 6 assaults (96.6 per 100,000)
  • 29 burglaries (466.8 per 100,000)
  • 245 thefts (3944.0 per 100,000)
  • 17 auto thefts (273.7 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 245.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Average climate in Independence, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Independence,
Hospitals/medical centers near Independence:
  • VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; DALLAS, OR)
  • SALEM HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; SALEM, OR)
  • OREGON STATE HOSPITAL DISTINCT PART (about 16 miles; SALEM, OR)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Independence:
  • MCNARY FLD (about 14 miles; SALEM, OR; ID: SLE)
  • MC MINNVILLE MUNI (about 24 miles; MC MINNVILLE, OR; ID: MMV)
  • CORVALLIS MUNI (about 27 miles; CORVALLIS, OR; ID: CVO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Independence:
  • INDEPENDENCE STATE (about 2 miles; INDEPENDENCE, OR; ID: 7S5)
  • ALBANY MUNI (about 18 miles; ALBANY, OR; ID: S12)
  • LEBANON STATE (about 30 miles; LEBANON, OR; ID: S30)

Amtrak stations near Independence:
  • 13 miles: SALEM (500 13TH ST. SE). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: ALBANY (110 SW 10TH AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

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
Local Libraries 2 $6,729 $40,374 4 $1,975
Police Protection - Officers 13 $52,444 $48,409 4 $1,590
Water Supply 3 $11,119 $44,476 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 1 $3,195 $38,340 3 $2,668
Sewerage 2 $7,140 $42,840 0 $0
Streets and Highways 2 $5,733 $34,398 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $9,312 $55,872 2 $1,419
Financial Administration 5 $13,999 $33,597 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $5,699 $34,194 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $13,727 $54,908 0 $0
Totals for Government 35 $129,097 $44,261 13 $7,652


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:
  • WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; MONMOUTH, OR; Full-time enrollment: 4,209)
  • WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; SALEM, OR; FT enrollment: 2,325)
  • LINN-BENTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; ALBANY, OR; FT enrollment: 3,057)
  • CHEMEKETA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; SALEM, OR; FT enrollment: 5,253)
  • OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; CORVALLIS, OR; FT enrollment: 15,404)
  • GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; NEWBERG, OR; FT enrollment: 2,032)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE (about 54 miles; PORTLAND, OR; FT enrollment: 2,795)
Public high school in Independence:
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 834; Location: 1530 MONMOUTH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Independence:
  • TALMADGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 430; Location: 510 16TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • INDEPENDENCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 290; Location: 150 S 4TH ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • HENRY HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 280; Location: 750 5TH ST; Grades: KG - 04)
Library in Independence:
  • INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $142,036; Location: 311 S. MONMOUTH ST.; 25,118 books; 927 audio materials; 1,031 video materials; 45 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: V & S Junction (A).

Reservoir: Interstate Log Pond (A).

Creek: South Fork Ash Creek (A).

Parks in Independence include: Riverview City Park (1), Henry Hill Park (2), Pioneer Park (3), Mountain Fir Park (4), Pfaff Park (5).

Post office: (A).  


Independence compared to Oregon state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:
  • KWIP (880 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, OR; Owner: JUPITER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KSLM (1390 AM; 10 kW; SALEM, OR)
  • KOAC (550 AM; 5 kW; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYKN (1430 AM; 5 kW; KEIZER, OR; Owner: WILLAMETTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KZTU (660 AM; 10 kW; JUNCTION CITY, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:
  • KHPE (107.9 FM; ALBANY, OR; Owner: INTEGRITY MEDIA, INC.)
  • K264AA (100.7 FM; CORVALLIS, ETC., OR; Owner: THE KBOO FOUNDATION)
  • KLOO-FM (106.3 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKT-FM (99.9 FM; ALBANY, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K243AL (96.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K276BU (103.1 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K231AB (94.1 FM; TURNER, OR; Owner: STATE OF OREGON / STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KDUK-FM (104.7 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFLY (101.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLVU (107.1 FM; SWEET HOME, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K207BX (89.3 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • K228DT (93.5 FM; HAPPY HOLLOW, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K203BT (88.5 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CI (90.7 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KXPC-FM (103.7 FM; LEBANON, OR; Owner: PORTLAND BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KEHK (102.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, OR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K225AI (92.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KODZ (99.1 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRSK (105.1 FM; MOLALLA, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:
  • K67GU (Channel 67; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K61CC (Channel 61; SALEM, OR; Owner: NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • K50GG (Channel 50; SALEM, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KOAC-TV (Channel 7; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KPXG (Channel 22; SALEM, OR; Owner: PAXSON SALEM LICENSE, INC.)
  • K14GW (Channel 14; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CALIFORNIA OREGON BROADCASTING, INC.)

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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