Independence, Kentucky

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Population in 2019: 28,521 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +90.4%
Males: 14,274  (50.0%)
Females: 14,247  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

36.0 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 41051.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $87,381 (it was $51,002 in 2000)
Independence:

$87,381
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,748 (it was $20,191 in 2000)

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $190,081 (it was $111,300 in 2000)
Independence:

$190,081
KY:

$151,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $196,328; detached houses: $199,992; townhouses or other attached units: $93,755; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $81,223; mobile homes: $19,888

Median gross rent in 2019: $937.

March 2019 cost of living index in Independence: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.6%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.5% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Independence, KY (2019)
    • 25,86993.1%White alone
    • 7332.6%Black alone
    • 4731.7%Asian alone
    • 3471.2%Hispanic
    • 2861.0%Two or more races
    • 330.1%American Indian alone
    • 100.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Independence, Kentucky as of December 08, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Independence is 1,151 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Independence by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
1
(3.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(19.0)
3
(13.6)
7
(31.0)
7
(30.5)
4
(16.0)
5
(20.1)
9
(34.7)
6
(22.7)
6
(22.4)
10
(36.7)
11
(40.1)
13
(46.3)
5
(17.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(4.8)
3
(13.6)
5
(22.2)
2
(8.7)
5
(20.1)
6
(24.1)
5
(19.3)
3
(11.3)
2
(7.5)
4
(14.7)
8
(29.2)
1
(3.6)
3
(10.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(61.8)
12
(54.3)
11
(48.7)
5
(21.8)
9
(36.1)
8
(32.1)
7
(27.0)
3
(11.3)
3
(11.2)
5
(18.4)
6
(21.9)
9
(32.1)
5
(17.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
84
(399.3)
104
(470.5)
85
(376.6)
66
(287.8)
95
(381.1)
79
(316.9)
53
(204.3)
47
(177.8)
40
(149.4)
28
(102.8)
33
(120.4)
30
(106.9)
20
(70.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
227
(1,079)
284
(1,285)
210
(930.4)
240
(1,046)
189
(758.2)
204
(818.4)
125
(481.9)
148
(559.9)
144
(537.9)
112
(411.4)
102
(372.3)
109
(388.6)
90
(315.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(104.6)
29
(131.2)
16
(70.9)
13
(56.7)
15
(60.2)
19
(76.2)
8
(30.8)
8
(30.3)
9
(33.6)
14
(51.4)
14
(51.1)
15
(53.5)
15
(52.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/A3
(13.3)
2
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.8)
1
(3.7)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.0)
City-Data.com crime index108.5138.7110.497.987.990.782.768.757.165.272.771.942.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Independence, KY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 38 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
Kentucky average:

1.63
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Ancestries: German (26.0%), American (15.7%), English (11.7%), Irish (6.3%), European (5.0%), Italian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/24/1842

Elevation: 903 feet

Land area: 16.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,700 people per square mile   (low).

Independence, Kentucky map

813 residents are foreign born (1.2% Africa).

This city:

2.9%
Kentucky:

3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,432 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,779 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cincinnati, OH (12.8 miles , pop. 331,285).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (259.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Latonia Lakes, KY (1.7 miles ),
Edgewood, KY (1.9 miles ),
Ryland Heights, KY (2.0 miles ),
Fairview, KY (2.1 miles),
Elsmere, KY (2.1 miles ),
Erlanger, KY (2.2 miles ),
Taylor Mill, KY (2.2 miles ),
Crestview Hills, KY (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 38.95 N, Longitude: 84.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -10,037 (-36.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,642 (10.4%)

Area code: 859

Distribution of median household income in Independence, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Independence, KY in 2019
Independence satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 198 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1998: 235 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 1999: 307 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2000: 211 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2001: 317 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2002: 336 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2003: 467 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2004: 543 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2005: 544 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2006: 380 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2007: 217 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2008: 206 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2009: 162 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2010: 133 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2011: 65 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2012: 107 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2013: 102 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2014: 107 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2015: 108 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2016: 156 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2017: 130 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2018: 107 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2019: 113 buildings, average cost: $177,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Independence, KY residents
Average permit cost in Independence, KY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Historical population in Independence, KY
Historical housing units in Independence, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +4,465 (+42.5%).
Most common industries in Independence, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
  • Truck transportation (3.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.3%)
  • Air transportation (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Independence, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Carpenters (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)

Average climate in Independence, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Independence, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 86.9. This is about average.

City:

86.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.196. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.196
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.55. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.55
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.274. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.274
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.89
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Independence-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Independence city center killed 3 people and injured 210 people.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Independence-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 61.2 miles away from Independence center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 183.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 183.5 miles away from Independence center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.7 miles away from Independence center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 179.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 187.4 miles away from Independence center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kenton County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Independence topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Independence:

  • WOODCREST MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ELSMERE, KY)
  • HEALTHSOUTH NORTHERN KENTUCKY REHABILITATION (Hospital, about 4 miles away; EDGEWOOD, KY)
  • CARETENDERS OF NORTHERN KY (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; EDGEWOOD, KY)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF KENTUCKY (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY)
  • FMC - BOONE COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; FLORENCE, KY)
  • ST ELIZABETH - ANC HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; FLORENCE, KY)
  • FLORENCE PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FLORENCE, KY)

Airports located in Independence:

Amtrak station near Independence:

  • 11 miles: CINCINNATI (1301 WESTERN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Gateway Community and Technical College (about 5 miles; Florence, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,422)
  • Northern Kentucky University (about 7 miles; Highland Heights, KY; FT enrollment: 12,059)
  • College of Mount St Joseph (about 11 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 2,073)
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (about 13 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 28,747)
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (about 14 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 8,757)
  • Xavier University (about 15 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 6,143)
  • University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College (about 21 miles; Blue Ash, OH; FT enrollment: 3,711)

Public high school in Independence:

Private high school in Independence:

  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 254, Location: 11875 TAYLOR MILL RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Independence:

Private elementary/middle school in Independence:

  • ST CECILIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 246, Location: 5313 MADISON PIKE, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Independence: Kenton County Golf Course (A), Independence Fire District Station 1 (B), Independence Fire District Station 3 (C), Independence Fire District Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Independence include: Saint Cecilia Church (A), Independence Christian Church (B), Grace Baptist Church (C), Beechgrove Baptist Church (D), Saint Barbara Church (E), Brucewood Church (F), Amity Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Independence Cemetery (1), Saint Cecilias Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brushy Fork (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Independence include: Kenton County Public Park (1), Banklick Woods Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Kenton County - Drivers Licenses (5272 Madison Pike) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Michael Brock - College basketball player (Eastern Kentucky Colonels).

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

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

ROSEDALE WATER DISTRICT LLC (Population served: 312, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-26-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-26-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2004), St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2004), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2007)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

79.6%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.7%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Independence (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: Turkeyfoot Banking Center Branch at 4110 Richardson Road, branch established on 2005/12/19; Independence Branch at 2064 Declaration Drive, branch established on 2001/07/30. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • The Bank of Kentucky, Inc.: Nicholson Branch at 12010 Madison Pike, branch established on 2009/12/09; Independence Branch at 1900 Declaration Drive, branch established on 1998/08/09. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,743.6 mil, Deposits: $1,499.3 mil, headquarters in Crestview Hills, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corporation, The
  • The Huntington National Bank: Taylor Mill Branch at 6433 Taylor Mill Road, branch established on 1971/05/03; Industrial Road Branch at 6666 Industrial Road, branch established on 1974/11/04. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Independence Branch at 5262 Madison Pike, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Republic Bank & Trust Company: Independence Branch at 2051 Centennial Boulevard, branch established on 2008/08/04. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $3,310.3 mil, Deposits: $1,691.4 mil, headquarters in Louisville, KY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky, Inc.: Independence Branch at 2006 Patriot Way, branch established on 2006/09/25. Info updated 2011/02/10: Bank assets: $255.9 mil, Deposits: $204.6 mil, headquarters in Newport, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Capital Bank Corporation
  • Farmers National Bank: Independence Branch at 2040 Declaration Drive, branch established on 1998/12/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $84.8 mil, Deposits: $76.6 mil, headquarters in Walton, KY, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Commonwealth Trust Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Independence:

Marital status in Independence, KY
  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Independence
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Independence, KY (based on Kenton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic42,50020
Evangelical Protestant22,87785
Mainline Protestant8,90430
Other2,6588
Black Protestant5975
None82,184-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Kenton County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Kenton County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
This county:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 108
Kenton County:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.3%
State:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Independence:

51.9%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

52.8%
Kentucky:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Independence:

28.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Independence:

23.0%
Kentucky:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Independence:

7.9%
Kentucky:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Independence:

33.0%
Kentucky:

33.8%

General health condition:
Independence:

61.2%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.1%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Independence, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 27$141,962$63,0940$0
Streets and Highways 7$27,333$46,8570$0
Other Government Administration 4$20,270$60,8100$0
Police - Other 2$6,906$41,4360$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$6,094$73,1280$0
Parks and Recreation 1$5,077$60,9240$0
Totals for Government 42$207,642$59,3260$0

Independence government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,803,000 ($63.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000 ($1.75)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,239,000 ($78.50)
    Central Staff Services: $1,327,000 ($46.53)
    Regular Highways: $640,000 ($22.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $111,000 ($3.89)
    Financial Administration: $61,000 ($2.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $283,000 ($9.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $180,000 ($6.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,769,000 ($97.09)

Independence government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $100,000 ($3.51)
    Other: $67,000 ($2.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $40,000 ($1.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $152,000 ($5.33)
    Interest Earnings: $28,000 ($0.98)
    Sale of Property: $18,000 ($0.63)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($0.32)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $483,000 ($16.93)
    Other: $162,000 ($5.68)
  • Tax - Property: $4,419,000 ($154.94)
    Individual Income: $2,039,000 ($71.49)
    Public Utilities Sales: $795,000 ($27.87)
    Corporation Net Income: $551,000 ($19.32)
    Other License: $138,000 ($4.84)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $107,000 ($3.75)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $23,000 ($0.81)

Independence government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,084,000 ($248.38)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,940,000 ($208.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,144,000 ($40.11)

Independence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,810,000 ($133.59)

8.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Boone County, KY  2.44% ($42,306 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, OH  1.49% ($51,490)
from Campbell County, KY  1.35% ($49,131)


8.54% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.54%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Boone County, KY  2.43% ($46,598 average AGI)
to Hamilton County, OH  1.35% ($49,748)
to Campbell County, KY  1.22% ($46,352)
Businesses in Independence, KY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Subway3
Buffalo Wild Wings1U-Haul1
Curves1UPS2
FedEx2Walgreens1
Goodwill1Wendy's1
H&R Block1YMCA1
Kroger1

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:

  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKRC (550 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBOB (1160 AM; 5 kW; FLORENCE, KY; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNOP (740 AM; 1 kW; NEWPORT, KY; Owner: SACRED HEART RADIO, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTSJ (1050 AM; 1 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCIN (1480 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH)
  • WCKY (1360 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCVG (1320 AM; 1 kW; COVINGTON, KY; Owner: RICHARD L. PLESSINGER SR.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDBZ (1230 AM; 1 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: BLUE CHIP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCNW (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRFIELD, OH)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:

  • WVMX (94.1 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEBN (102.7 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKRQ (101.9 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKFS (107.1 FM; MILFORD, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOFX-FM (92.5 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUBE-FM (105.1 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGUC (90.9 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CINCINNATI CLASSICAL PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WVXU (91.7 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WGRR (103.5 FM; HAMILTON, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKU (89.7 FM; HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS ON N. KY UNIV.)
  • WIZF (100.9 FM; ERLANGER, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WRRM (98.5 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: WRRM LICO, INC)
  • WMOJ (94.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, OH; Owner: WVAE LICO, INC.)
  • WAIF (88.3 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: STEPCHILD RADIO OF CINCINNATI, INC.)
  • WAKW (93.3 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WNKR (106.5 FM; WILLIAMSTOWN, KY; Owner: GRANT COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WSCH (99.3 FM; AURORA, IN; Owner: COLUMBUS RADIO, INC.)
  • WYGY (96.5 FM; LEBANON, OH; Owner: WVAE LICO, INC.)
  • WIOK (107.5 FM; FALMOUTH, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOBO (88.7 FM; BATAVIA, OH; Owner: WCNE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY RADIO,INC)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:

  • WLWT (Channel 5; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: OHIO/OKLAHOMA HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC)
  • WCPO-TV (Channel 9; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXIX-TV (Channel 19; NEWPORT, KY; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WKRC-TV (Channel 12; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS CO.)
  • WSTR-TV (Channel 64; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: WSTR LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WCET (Channel 48; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: THE GREATER CINCINNATI TV EDUC'L. FOUNDATION)
  • WCVN-TV (Channel 54; COVINGTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WOTH-LP (Channel 35; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: ELLIOTT B. BLOCK)
  • WBQC-CA (Channel 25; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: ELLIOTT B. BLOCK)
  • WPTO (Channel 14; OXFORD, OH; Owner: GREATER DAYTON PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKOI (Channel 43; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WKON (Channel 52; OWENTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Independence fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 56.4mTotal length
  • $89,000Total costs
  • 50,926Total average daily traffic
  • 3,302Total average daily truck traffic
  • 51,688Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Independence, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Independence, KY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Independence)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 738MV, N738MV, N-738MV, Serial Number: 17270092, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 12/20/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 12/28/2018
    Registrant (Individual): David A Cain, 460 Bristow Rd, Independence, KY 41051
  • Aircraft: GADDIS DANIEL T QUICKSILVER SPRINTII (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 65708, N65708, N-65708, Serial Number: 101154, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 04/26/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel T Gaddis, 11565 Taylor Mill Rd, Independence, KY 41051
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/01/2020

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED160$143,31289$136,185580$142,24920$62,8681$49,91033$101,7980$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$136,5782$117,81531$137,3702$21,4900$02$62,4400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$143,1284$80,018194$140,30420$43,5280$02$107,4201$5,210
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$125,5273$185,23796$143,5744$104,6700$01$131,2400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$151,6502$80,47015$161,3500$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0636.04 , 0636.05, 0636.06, 0658.00, 0668.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$146,97525$156,106
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$181,0658$159,579
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$162,0107$160,291
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$155,935
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$223,780

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0636.04 , 0636.05, 0636.06, 0658.00, 0668.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Independence, KY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Independence, KY - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 68. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 101 took place in 2010, and the least - 2 in 2007. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Independence, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (46.0%), and Structure Fires (38.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Independence, KY
    • 43846.0%Outside Fires
    • 37138.9%Structure Fires
    • 10010.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 444.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Independence, KY
Most common first names in Independence, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7473.3 years
James7367.0 years
John7171.1 years
Mary6075.4 years
Charles5172.8 years
Robert5168.9 years
George3173.6 years
Helen2581.0 years
Margaret2582.8 years
Dorothy2275.2 years
Most common last names in Independence, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martin1771.3 years
Fisk1678.1 years
Williams1579.8 years
Armstrong1578.4 years
Wilson1471.5 years
Jones1368.6 years
Roberts1273.9 years
Taylor1276.2 years
Jump1275.8 years
Davis1171.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Independence, KY
  • 48.2%Utility gas
  • 44.0%Electricity
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Independence, KY
  • 74.9%Electricity
  • 21.3%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Independence compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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  • Kevin D. Sackett (9)
  • James P. Shepherd (7)
  • Uriah M. Liggett (5)
  • Craig Allen Powell (5)
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Total of 200 patent applications in 2008-2022.