Statewide Claims to Fame

Independence is 5th in Kentucky out of 84 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Independence is 7th in Kentucky out of 84 other cities in People per household

Independence is 7th in Kentucky out of 84 other cities in Residents younger than 18

Independence is 11th in Kentucky out of 84 other cities in Home ownership rate

Independence is 11th in Kentucky out of 84 other cities in Income per household

Independence is 13th in Kentucky out of 84 other cities in Size in square miles

Independence is 15th in Kentucky out of 77 other cities in Current population (2012)

Independence is 15th in Kentucky out of 84 other cities in Race - White

Independence is 15th in Kentucky out of 84 other cities in Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino

Independence is 16th in Kentucky out of 83 other cities in Home median value

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Independence Rank Kentucky US
Current population (2012) 25,664 15th 4,380,415 313,914,040
Size in square miles 17.4 13th 39,486.3 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,419.7 46th 109.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Independence Rank Kentucky US
Residents younger than 5 9.3% 5th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 30.9% 7th 23.2% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 6.6% 77th 14.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Independence Rank Kentucky US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 89.2% 22nd 81.7% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 26.1% 27th 20.6% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Independence Rank Kentucky US
Race - White 95.3% 15th 88.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.7% 68th 8.1% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 43rd 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.8% 48th 1.3% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 22nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.4% 70th 1.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.8% 62nd 3.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 94.1% 15th 85.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Independence Rank Kentucky US
Female residents 50.2% 72nd 50.7% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.8% 59th 3.1% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Independence Rank Kentucky US
Housing units 8,889 20th 1,932,599 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 13.0% 73rd 17.8% 25.9%
Households 7,841 20th 1,681,085 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 82.5% 11th 69.5% 66.1%
Home median value $163,000 16th $118,700 $186,200
People per household 3.0 7th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Independence Rank Kentucky US
Income per capita $24,082 26th $23,033 $27,915
Income per household $67,622 11th $42,248 $52,762
Income below poverty line 9.3% 63rd 18.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Independence Rank Kentucky US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,248 34th 337,600 27,092,908
Retail sales $81,318 67th $50,405,925 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $3,850 68th $11,843 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $10,313 59th $6,300,866 $613,795,732

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