Statewide Claims to Fame

Independence is 4th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Independence is 6th in Kansas out of 55 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Independence is 6th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Race - Two or More

Independence is 10th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Income below poverty line

Independence is 12th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Independence is 14th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Residents 65 or older

Independence is 14th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Residents younger than 5

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Independence Rank Kansas US
Current population (2012) 9,242 39th 2,885,905 313,914,040
Size in square miles 7.7 37th 81,758.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,225.2 47th 34.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Independence Rank Kansas US
Residents younger than 5 8.4% 14th 7.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.0% 33rd 25.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.9% 14th 13.7% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Independence Rank Kansas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 89.0% 36th 89.5% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 22.4% 37th 29.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Independence Rank Kansas US
Race - White 84.2% 41st 87.2% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 6.5% 12th 6.2% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.6% 4th 1.2% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.9% 32nd 2.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 54th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.5% 6th 2.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 6.5% 29th 11.0% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 81.3% 33rd 77.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Independence Rank Kansas US
Female residents 51.6% 25th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.7% 39th 6.5% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Independence Rank Kansas US
Housing units 4,528 35th 1,237,651 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 18.2% 30th 17.6% 25.9%
Households 3,788 38th 1,104,479 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 64.3% 39th 69.0% 66.1%
Home median value $72,600 51st $125,500 $186,200
People per household 2.5 34th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Independence Rank Kansas US
Income per capita $21,237 42nd $26,545 $27,915
Income per household $37,411 52nd $50,594 $52,762
Income below poverty line 19.0% 10th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Independence Rank Kansas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 986 34th 237,040 27,092,908
Retail sales $205,005 27th $34,538,332 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $22,196 6th $12,444 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $17,766 29th $4,192,347 $613,795,732

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