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Population in 2012: 9,242 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 

Males: 4,377  (47.4%)
Females: 4,865  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  36.9 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67301.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,178 (it was $29,574 in 2000)
Independence:

$39,178
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,164

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,586 (it was $48,100 in 2000)
Independence:

$71,586
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,432; Detached houses: $83,728; Townhouses or other attached units: $95,546; In 2-unit structures: $82,432; Mobile homes: $19,297

Median gross rent in 2012: $586.

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  • White alone - 7,298 (77.4%)
  • Hispanic - 976 (10.4%)
  • Black alone - 531 (5.6%)
  • Two or more races - 345 (3.7%)
  • Asian alone - 172 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 90 (1.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 16 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Independence: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.2%), Irish (14.6%), English (8.6%), United States (6.3%), Dutch (3.6%), Welsh (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 826 feet

Land area: 4.97 square miles.

Population density: 1,858 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 16.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

418 residents are foreign born

This city:  4.4%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Independence, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Independence to the number of sex offenders is 298 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,317 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $956 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tulsa, OK (76.9 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (312.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Liberty, KS (2.8 miles) , Cherryvale, KS (3.0 miles ), Elk City, KS (3.4 miles ), Dearing, KS (3.4 miles ), Neodesha, KS (3.7 miles ), Coffeyville, KS (3.7 miles ), Tyro, KS (3.8 miles ), Havana, KS (4.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $67,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $58,100
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $108,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.23 N, Longitude: 95.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +987 (+10.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,228 (58.5%)

Area code: 620

Independence household income distribution Independence home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Independence by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011
Murders 02011010
per 100,000 0.020.90.010.710.80.010.90.0
Rapes 91621382
per 100,000 90.510.563.621.410.832.687.121.0
Robberies 161011512534
per 100,000 160.9104.7116.653.5130.054.332.741.9
Assaults 5542364355382526
per 100,000 553.0439.9381.6459.9595.9412.6272.3272.5
Burglaries 166168159100116859290
per 100,000 1669.01759.51685.41069.51256.9922.91002.0943.1
Thefts 406496350331333333349317
per 100,000 4082.05194.83710.03540.13608.23615.63800.93321.8
Auto thefts 2521222235211416
per 100,000 251.4219.9233.2235.3379.2228.0152.5167.7
Arson 33457436
per 100,000 30.231.442.453.575.843.432.762.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.5) 544.9531.3458.5391.5462.6361.2400.0303.6

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Crime rate in Independence detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 25 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Kansas average:

2.68

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Independence, Kansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -236 (-2.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Independence-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 195% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/2000, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Independence city center caused $71 million in damages.

On 3/15/1982, a category F3 tornado 11.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Independence-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Sherman Halsey - Music video director, Dave McGinnis - Football player and coach, Derek Schmidt - Politician, Gareth Porter - Anti–Vietnam War activist, Helen Foster (actress) - Actress, Jim Halsey - Businessman, Ron Warner - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Sep 26, 1975), William Wadsworth Hodkinson - Film producer, Scott Hastings (basketball) - Basketball player, William Inge - (1913-1973), dramatist.


Hospitals/medical centers in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 801 W. MYRTLE)
  • MERCY HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 422 W MAIN ST)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL INDEPENDENCE (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 800 WEST MYRTLE STREET)
  • COLONIAL LODGE (Nursing Home, 1000 W MULBERRY)
  • GLENWOOD ESTATE (Nursing Home, 621 S 2ND ST)
  • HEATHERWOOD ESTATES (Nursing Home, 614 S 8TH ST)
  • LODGE AT INDEPENDENCE, THE (Nursing Home, 1000 MULBERRY ST)
  • MEADOWBROOK TERRACE OF INDEPENDENCE (Nursing Home, 1101 DONALD AVE)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL SNF (Nursing Home, 800 W MYRTLE ST)
  • MONTGOMERY PLACE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 614 S 8TH ST)
  • THE REGAL ESTATE OF GLENWOOD (Nursing Home, 1000 MULBERRY, PO BOX 627)

Political contributions by individuals in Independence, KS

Airports located in Independence:


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College/University in Independence:

  • Independence Community College (Full-time enrollment: 623; Location: 1057 West College Avenue; Public; Website: www.indycc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 57 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,143)
  • Rogers State University (about 64 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 2,643)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 70 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 75 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Butler Community College (about 76 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • University of Tulsa (about 76 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,764)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 79 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 8,387)

Public high school in Independence:

Private high school in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE BIBLE SCHOOL (Students: 188; Location: 2246 S 10TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Independence:

Private elementary/middle schools in Independence:

  • ST ANDREW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 215 N PARK BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 108; Location: 301 S 11TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $416,280; Location: 220 EAST MAPLE; 44,981 books; 1,092 audio materials; 2,200 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 112 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Independence: Riverside Beach Family Aquatic Center (A), Ralph Mitchell Zoo (B), West Laurel Industrial Park (C), Beachner Grain Elevator Number 9 (D), Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Jail (E), Independence Police Department (F), Montgomery County District Court Independence (G), Montgomery County Sheriff's Office (H), Montgomery County Rural Fire District Station 1 (I), Independence Fire Department (J), Independence Emergency Medical Services (K), Montgomery County Courthouse (L), Montgomery County Health Department (M), Independence Historical Museum (N), Independence Public Library (O), Independence Science and Technology Center (P), Independence City Hall (Q), Montgomery County Public Works (R), Independence City Public Works (S), Memorial Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Independence include: Berean Christian Mission (A), Bible Holiness Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of God (D), Church of God in Christ (E), Congregational United Church of Christ (F), Crystalbrook Church (G), Evangelical Friends Church (H), First Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Zion Lutheran Cemetery (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2), Calvary Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Independence Science & Technology Center (Museums; 125 South Penn Avenue), Independence Museum (8th & Myrtle), R C Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1427 South 10th Street).

Hotels: Knights Inn (3222 West Main Street), Townsman Motel (1112 East Main Street), Appletree Inn (201 North 8th Street), Hillcrest Inn (3146 North Penn Avenue), Super 8 Motel (2800 West Main Street), Microtel Inn & Suites (2917 West Main Street), Super 8 Independence KS (2800 West Main Street), Lamplighter Inn (2400 West Main Street), Knights Inn Independence KS (3222 West Main Street US Route 75).

Courts: Montgomery-County - Court Reporter (Courthouse), Montgomery-County - Court Services Courthouse (Courthouse), District Court Jury Call In System (300 East Main Street), Independence City - Municipal Court Clerk (120 North 6th Street), Montgomery-County - District Court Judge (Courthouse).

 
Montgomery 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
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AQI  PM10 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 18.1. This is significantly better than average.
City:

18.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 19.2. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.2
U.S.:

22.1
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.76. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.76
U.S.:

2.43

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

  • INDEPENDENCE, CITY OF (Population served: 9284, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.9%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.9% for Black residents, 37.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.1% for other race residents, 20.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Independence, KS

126 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
85 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Independence in 2000:

  • 147 people in nursing homes
  • 80 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Independence compared to Kansas state average:

Independence, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Median age 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.


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Banks with branches in Independence (2011 data):

  • Commercial Bank: Walmart Independence Branch at 121 South Peter Pan Road, branch established on 2000/07/19; Independence Branch at 616 North Penn, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $230.9 mil, Deposits: $190.8 mil, headquarters in Parsons, KS, positive income, 8 total offices
  • Community National Bank & Trust: Independence Branch at 125 N. Penn, branch established on 1999/06/18; Independence Drive Thru Branch at 124 North Penn, branch established on 2009/06/30. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $766.3 mil, Deposits: $636.2 mil, headquarters in Chanute, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank, Independence, Kansas: Drive-In Facility at 1801 West Main, branch established on 1993/05/24; at 113 North Penn Avenue, branch established on 1881/01/01. Info updated 2006/08/09: Bank assets: $83.0 mil, Deposits: $65.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Independence Branch at 501 North Penn Avenue, branch established on 1907/11/19. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Independence: First Federal Savings And Loan Assoc at 112 E Myrtle Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $168.4 mil, Deposits: $117.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Independence, Kansas:

  • Appletree Inn, 201 N Eighth, Independence, KS 67301 , Phone: (620) 331-5500
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 2917 W Main St, Independence, KS 67301 , Phone: (620) 331-0088
  • Super 8 Motel, 2800 West Main, Independence, KS 67301 , Phone: (800) 800-8000, Fax: (620) 331-1730
  • Super 8 Motel, 2800 W Main, Independence, KS 67301 , Phone: (620) 331-8288, Fax: (620) 331-1730
  • Knights Inn-Independence, KS, 3222 W Main St, Independence, KS 67301 , Phone: (620) 331-7300, Fax: (620) 331-8740
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Independence, Kansas

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:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Independence city (based on Montgomery County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.89%
Here57.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents15.6%14.3%13.9%10.9%10.7%
Congregations14.1%16.5%4.7%8.2%4.7%
NameLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.7%5.6%5.0%3.4%15.0%
Congregations3.5%2.4%7.1%3.5%35.3%
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
This county:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Montgomery County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Montgomery County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
This county:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Montgomery County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.6%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

13.8%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$15,220$30,4401$1,944
Other Government Administration 2$11,127$66,7620$0
Judicial and Legal 2$4,287$25,7220$0
Police Protection - Officers 22$73,922$40,3210$0
Police - Other 10$18,277$21,93212$1,147
Firefighters 17$53,318$37,6360$0
Streets and Highways 11$26,531$28,9434$7,187
Airports 3$4,854$19,4161$2,312
Health 13$42,221$38,9730$0
Solid Waste Management 13$30,236$27,9100$0
Sewerage 10$25,648$30,7781$2,346
Parks and Recreation 11$24,162$26,35923$26,176
Water Supply 19$52,472$33,1401$1,799
Local Libraries 5$12,858$30,8595$3,298
Other and Unallocable 8$21,374$32,0618$17,450
Totals for Government 152$416,507$32,88256$63,659

Independence government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,280,000 ($354.90)
    Police Protection: $1,273,000 ($137.74)
    Water Utilities: $1,070,000 ($115.78)
    Sewerage: $987,000 ($106.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $791,000 ($85.59)
    Air Transportation: $751,000 ($81.26)
    Regular Highways: $693,000 ($74.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $673,000 ($72.82)
    Health - Other: $632,000 ($68.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $486,000 ($52.59)
    Central Staff Services: $294,000 ($31.81)
    Libraries: $210,000 ($22.72)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $101,000 ($10.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $86,000 ($9.31)
    General Public Buildings: $42,000 ($4.54)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($0.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $910,000 ($98.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $453,000 ($49.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000 ($4.76)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($2.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,936,000 ($534.08)

Independence government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,844,000 ($199.52)
    Air Transportation: $770,000 ($83.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $736,000 ($79.64)
    All Other: $645,000 ($69.79)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $59,000 ($6.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000 ($4.44)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $979,000 ($105.93)
    Special Assessments: $108,000 ($11.69)
    General Revenue, NEC: $50,000 ($5.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,388,000 ($150.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $384,000 ($41.55)
    General Local Government Support: $51,000 ($5.52)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,121,000 ($445.90)
    Property: $2,051,000 ($221.92)
    Public Utilities Sales: $674,000 ($72.93)
    NEC: $7,000 ($0.76)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000 ($0.65)

Independence government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,829,000 ($1820.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,951,000 ($1617.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,900,000 ($854.79)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,700,000 ($833.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,878,000 ($203.20)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $200,000 ($21.64)

Independence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,518,000 ($921.66)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,841,000 ($848.41)

6.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wilson County, KS  0.46% ($26,804 average AGI)
from Labette County, KS  0.36% ($24,295)
from Nowata County, OK  0.33% ($24,512)


7.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,505 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Crawford County, KS  0.42% ($15,423 average AGI)
to Washington County, OK  0.41% ($36,608)
to Labette County, KS  0.41% ($35,480)

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:

  • KIND (1010 AM; 0 kW; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:

  • KARF (91.9 FM; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KIND-FM (102.9 FM; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUSN (98.1 FM; DEARING, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KKRK (98.9 FM; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KGGF-FM (104.1 FM; FREDONIA, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KBQC (88.5 FM; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KYFM (100.1 FM; BARTLESVILLE, OK; Owner: KCD ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KQLL-FM (106.1 FM; OWASSO, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEOJ (101.1 FM; CANEY, KS; Owner: KXOJ, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:

  • K54GC (Channel 54; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Independence, Kansas:
  • Fatal accident count: 30
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 46
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 30
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 68
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Kansas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 106
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 160
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 114
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 266
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

See more detailed statistics of Independence fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 27 meters (89ft)
Total costs: $1,242,000
Total average daily traffic: 20,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,726

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Independence)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Independence, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Independence)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Independence)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 44 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 168
  • Hazardous Condition: 217
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Independence


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Independence, KS

Most common first names in Independence, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William12976.4 years
John11976.2 years
James11774.5 years
Mary11681.3 years
Charles9077.0 years
Robert7571.7 years
George6578.7 years
Ruth5881.8 years
Carl4975.7 years
Helen4880.0 years
Most common last names in Independence, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5777.9 years
Smith5579.6 years
Miller4979.0 years
Brown4875.9 years
Wilson4678.8 years
Clark3676.9 years
Jones3181.7 years
Cook2777.3 years
Thompson2679.5 years
Scott2678.7 years
Businesses in Independence, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Microtel1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Blockbuster1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
Knights Inn1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

Independence on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest earthquake activity (pop 5,000+)"
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State forum archive:

Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert L. Wood, Jr. (4)
  • Clayton George Janasek (3)
  • Ricardo Arellano (3)
  • Floyd Lavern Vestal (2)
  • Robert Dunham (1)
  • Dana Watson (1)
  • Robert Lee Wood, Jr. (1)
  • John W. Davolt (1)
  • Roger W. Burjes (1)

Total of 17 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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