Independence, California

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Population in 2010: 669. Population change since 2000: +16.6%
Males: 315  (47.2%)
Females: 354  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  51.1 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 93526.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,915 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Independence:

$45,915
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,256 (it was $20,535 in 2000)

Independence CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $170,286 (it was $94,800 in 2000)
Independence:

$170,286
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $187,766; Detached houses: $207,591; Mobile homes: $97,971

Median gross rent in 2012: $921.

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Independence races chart
  • White alone - 379 (71.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 68 (12.8%)
  • Hispanic - 42 (7.9%)
  • Two or more races - 28 (5.3%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Independence detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Independence: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.1%), Irish (8.4%), English (6.8%), United States (4.2%), Italian (3.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3936 feet

Land area: 4.00 square miles.

Population density: 167 people per square mile   (very low).

Independence,CA real estate house value index trend

Independence, California map

For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence CDP:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

23 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

This place:  4.2%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Independence, California as of July 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Independence to the number of sex offenders is 669 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,250 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,237 (0.7%)

Independence satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Visalia, CA (69.8 miles , pop. 91,565).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fresno, CA (88.1 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (188.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lone Pine, CA (4.1 miles ), Big Pine, CA (5.0 miles ), Keeler, CA (5.3 miles) , Wilkerson, CA (5.8 miles ), Silver City, CA (5.8 miles) , Cartago, CA (5.9 miles) , Olancha, CA (6.3 miles) , Bishop, CA (6.3 miles ).

Latitude: 36.81 N, Longitude: 118.20 W

Area code: 760

Independence household income distribution Independence home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (40%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Public administration (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Independence: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Independence, California

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Earthquake activity:

Independence-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 846% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 132.7 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 204.3 miles away from Independence center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 276.2 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 118.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 205.5 miles away from Independence center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 187.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Inyo County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Independence topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Independence:

  • SOUTHERN INYO HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LONE PINE, CA)

Airports located in Independence:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Porterville College (about 70 miles; Porterville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,560)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 71 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 6,982)
  • Reedley College (about 72 miles; Reedley, CA; FT enrollment: 8,144)
  • San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (about 74 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Institute of Technology Inc (about 85 miles; Clovis, CA; FT enrollment: 2,483)
  • Fresno Pacific University (about 85 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 3,083)
  • California State University-Fresno (about 86 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 18,993)

Public high schools in Independence:

Public elementary/middle school in Independence:

See full list of schools located in Independence, School District: OWENS VALLEY UNIFIED

Library in Independence:

  • INYO COUNTY FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $645,373; Location: 168 N. EDWARDS; 102,150 books; 2,650 audio materials; 3,650 video materials; 118 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Independence: Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery (A), Inyo County Free Library (B), Inyo County Courthouse (C), Eastern California Museum (D), Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Station 59 Independence (E), Independence Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Independence Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Oak Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Independence: Dehy Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Inyo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 116. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

116
U.S.:

74

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Independence and their reported violations in the past:

MILLPOND RECREATION AREA (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (5 times from NOV-23-2010 to DEC-21-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-28-2010), St Site Visit (enforcement) (3 times from JAN-05-2011 to MAR-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2011)
ABERDEEN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005)
PLEASANT VALLEY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TABOOSE CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Independence that have no violations reported:

  • DIAZ LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 4,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NPS - MANZANAR (Address: Highway 395 , Population served: 298, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • MOUNT WHITNEY FISH HATCHERY (Address: The Friends of Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.3%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  52.8%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.3%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
58 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Independence compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Independence travel time to work - commute Independence mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Independence CDP (based on Inyo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.57%
Here: 59.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLutheran Church
Adherents72.0%4.9%4.8%3.6%3.0%
Congregations12.9%6.5%9.7%6.5%3.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.0%1.8%1.6%1.4%4.8%
Congregations6.5%6.5%6.5%6.5%35.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Inyo County:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Inyo County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Inyo County:

9.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

16.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Inyo County:

23.1%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
State:

17.9%

6.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,159 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mono County, CA  0.78% ($46,623 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.70% ($54,167)
from Kern County, CA  0.34% ($43,565)


7.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
California average:

5.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.60% ($45,293 average AGI)
to Mono County, CA  0.47% ($40,844)
to Kern County, CA  0.35% ($47,542)

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:

  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KOOR (790 AM; 10 kW; CLOVIS, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:

  • KDAY (92.5 FM; INDEPENDENCE, CA; Owner: MS. BENETT KESSLER)
  • K205ET (88.9 FM; BIG PINE, ETC., CA; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KRHV (93.3 FM; BIG PINE, CA; Owner: DAVID A. AND MARYANN M. DIGERNESS)
  • K208BS (89.5 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL B/CASTERS, INC)
  • KIBS (100.7 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: GREAT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWTW (88.5 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: LIVING PROOF, INC.)
  • KDUV (88.9 FM; VISALIA, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTNG, INC.)
  • KJUG-FM (106.7 FM; TULARE, CA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220EY (91.9 FM; PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUFW (90.5 FM; WOODLAKE, CA; Owner: NATIONAL FARM WORKERS SERVICE CENTER)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
  • K203CM (88.5 FM; SANGER, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMAK (100.3 FM; ORANGE COVE, CA; Owner: RICHARD B. SMITH)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Independence)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Independence, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Independence)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4469L , Serial Number: 17254564, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/23/1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Joseph M Cappello, Po Box 191, Independence, CA 93526, Other Owners: Michael A Barnes

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Independence, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1475.2 years
Mary1180.9 years
William1175.0 years
George873.0 years
Charles881.9 years
Robert873.4 years
James575.8 years
Walter582.4 years
Jack478.8 years
Harold463.5 years
Most common last names in Independence, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hunter975.3 years
Miller875.4 years
Bell583.8 years
Johnson575.4 years
Comontofski468.3 years
Buff474.5 years
Jones375.3 years
Harris377.4 years
Gracey381.6 years
Mitchell377.3 years

Businesses in Independence, CA

  • FedEx: 1

Independence on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Utilities"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Community and social services occupations:"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Public administration"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Utilities"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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