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Population in 2012: 25,664 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +71.3%
Males: 12,432  (48.4%)
Females: 13,232  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  32.0 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 41051.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $65,790 (it was $51,002 in 2000)
Independence:

$65,790
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,707

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $159,070 (it was $111,300 in 2000)
Independence:

$159,070
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $167,576; Detached houses: $170,640; Townhouses or other attached units: $92,350; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $77,292; Mobile homes: $5,747

Median gross rent in 2012: $858.

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  • White alone - 23,294 (94.1%)
  • Hispanic - 447 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 417 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 335 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 201 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 22 (0.09%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 13 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Independence: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.9%), Irish (16.9%), English (10.4%), United States (9.6%), French (1.9%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/24/1842

Elevation: 903 feet

Land area: 16.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,530 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

414 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Kentucky:  3.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Independence, Kentucky as of December 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Independence to the number of sex offenders is 25,664 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,896 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,383 (1.0%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.95 N, Longitude: 84.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -8,784 (-35.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 873 (7.2%)

Area code: 859

Independence household income distribution Independence home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Independence by Year
Type 2004 2007 2008
Murders 002
per 100,000 0.00.09.0
Rapes 343
per 100,000 17.519.013.6
Robberies 413
per 100,000 23.34.813.6
Assaults 91312
per 100,000 52.461.854.3
Burglaries 5284104
per 100,000 302.6399.3470.5
Thefts 227227284
per 100,000 1320.81079.01284.7
Auto thefts 242229
per 100,000 139.6104.6131.2
Arson N/A0N/A
per 100,000 N/A0.0N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 305.8) 125.6116.8149.4

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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: 32 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
Kentucky average:

1.88

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Independence, Kentucky accommodation, waste management - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,465 (+42.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Independence-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 140% 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 below Kentucky state average. It is 93% smaller 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 the city 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 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1990 at 00:03:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from Independence center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kenton County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Michael Brock - College basketball player (Eastern Kentucky Colonels).


Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Independence, 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.

Local government website: www.cityofindependence.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Northern Kentucky University (about 8 miles; Highland Heights, KY; Full-time enrollment: 10,543)
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (about 13 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 23,808)
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (about 14 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 4,065)
  • Xavier University (about 14 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • University of Cincinnati-Clermont College (about 21 miles; Batavia, OH; FT enrollment: 2,391)
  • University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College (about 21 miles; Blue Ash, OH; FT enrollment: 2,699)
  • Miami University-Hamilton (about 30 miles; Hamilton, OH; FT enrollment: 2,477)

Private high school in Independence:

  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 203; 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: 319; Location: 5313 MADISON PIKE; Grades: PK - 8)
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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

 
Kenton 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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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.2. This is about average.
City:

38.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.6. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.14. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.14
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.72. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.72
U.S.:

9.39
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.491. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.491
U.S.:

0.464

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

ROSEDALE WATER DISTRICT LLC (Population served: 346, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between DEC-02-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-20-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2003)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-20-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2004), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-14-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2000)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.5%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 58.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Independence, KY

Independence compared to Kentucky state average:

Independence, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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.

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 (45%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.83%
Here52.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents51.9%21.7%6.3%4.7%3.4%
Congregations17.7%24.8%13.3%7.1%8.8%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents2.2%1.4%1.1%1.1%6.1%
Congregations0.9%1.8%3.5%0.9%21.2%
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: 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.
Kentucky:

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

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kenton County:

9.4%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenton County:

26.9%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.3%
Kentucky:

15.9%

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
Other Government Administration 4$13,238$39,7148$5,630
Police Protection - Officers 29$123,453$51,0840$0
Police - Other 1$2,657$31,8841$1,683
Streets and Highways 5$16,607$39,8570$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,421$41,0520$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,018$42,1080$0
Totals for Government 42$166,394$47,5419$7,313

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $283,000 ($11.03)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,345,000 ($91.37)
    Central Staff Services: $1,133,000 ($44.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $727,000 ($28.33)
    Regular Highways: $449,000 ($17.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $87,000 ($3.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $434,000 ($16.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $135,000 ($5.26)
    Police Protection: $120,000 ($4.68)
    Central Staff Services: $52,000 ($2.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,960,000 ($76.37)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $676,000 ($26.34)
    All Other: $659,000 ($25.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.08)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $156,000 ($6.08)
    General Revenue, NEC: $42,000 ($1.64)
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000 ($1.01)
    Rents: $14,000 ($0.55)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($0.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $371,000 ($14.46)
    All Other: $250,000 ($9.74)
  • Tax - Property: $2,142,000 ($83.46)
    Individual Income: $1,909,000 ($74.38)
    Public Utilities Sales: $208,000 ($8.10)
    Other License: $201,000 ($7.83)
    Motor Vehicle License: $47,000 ($1.83)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,275,000 ($400.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,830,000 ($383.03)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $540,000 ($21.04)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $460,000 ($17.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $445,000 ($17.34)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $80,000 ($3.12)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,607,000 ($257.44)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $460,000 ($17.92)

9.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,826 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.31%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($277 average AGI)
Kenton County:

0.05%
Kentucky average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Boone County, KY  2.41% ($34,913 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, OH  1.61% ($41,305)
from Campbell County, KY  1.58% ($34,491)


8.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.78%
Kentucky average:

6.74%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($159 average AGI)
Kenton County:

0.03%
Kentucky average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Boone County, KY  2.84% ($41,971 average AGI)
to Campbell County, KY  1.30% ($35,186)
to Hamilton County, OH  1.08% ($39,320)

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 (per 100,000 population)


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


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • KENTON PD, 1777 Madison Pike (Lat: 38.910139 Lon: -84.545250), Type: Mast, Structure height: 83.8 m, Overall height: 86.9 m, Call Sign: WQFB363
    Assigned Frequencies: 10663.1 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/06/2006, Expiration Date: 06/06/2016, Certifier: Bob Boston
    Registrant: Comsearch, 19700 Janelia Farm Boulevard, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: (703) 726-5671, Fax: (703) 726-5595, Email:
  • STATION, E Side Of Route 17 (Lat: 38.907556 Lon: -84.545750), Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WBD264
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/1995, Expiration Date: 08/02/2000, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2000
    Registrant: Phone: (606) 356-3895

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3
  • 5666 Madison Pike (Lat: 38.916722 Lon: -84.542139), Call Sign: KNKK854
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2005
    Registrant: Moir & Hardman, 1828 L Street, N.W., Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036-5104, Phone: (202) 223-3772, Fax: (202) 833-2416, Email:
  • 5666 Madison Pike (Lat: 38.916722 Lon: -84.542139), Call Sign: KNKL832
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.137 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/27/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/21/2000
    Registrant: Schwartz, Woods & Miller, 1350 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 833-1700
  • 5666 Madison Pike (Lat: 38.916722 Lon: -84.542139), Call Sign: KNKM622, Licensee ID: L00003797
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.062 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/27/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/21/2000
    Registrant: In Touch Communications, Inc., 312 Plum Street, #1130, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Phone: (513) 381-1222

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Station 31 Kentucky Hwy 1303 Shaw Rd 1.25 Mi Sw (Lat: 38.929778 Lon: -84.556889), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WHG730
    Assigned Frequencies: 217.012 MHz, 217.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/02/2003, Expiration Date: 12/10/2012, Certifier: Sandra M Depriest
    Registrant: Law Offices Of Robert J. Keller, P.C., Washington, DC 20033-0428, Phone: (202) 223-2100, Fax: (202) 223-2121, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1639G , Serial Number: 115, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 08/23/1968
    Registrant (Partnership): Jeffrey B Morgan, 1102 Audas Ct, Independence, KY 41051, Other Owners: Brian C Brotherson
  • Aircraft: GADDIS DANIEL T QUICKSILVER SPRINTII (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 65708 , Serial Number: 101154, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel T Gaddis, 11565 Taylor Mill Rd, Independence, KY 41051
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-31A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 169 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8828V , Serial Number: 32-40, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 04/09/1971
    Registrant (Partnership): Jeffrey Morgan, 1102 Audas Ct, Independence, KY 41051, Other Owners: Holly D Morgan



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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 60
  • Hazardous Condition: 38
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Independence


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Independence, KY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Subway3
Curves1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS2
Goodwill1Walgreens1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Kroger1YMCA1

Independence on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage increase in population in the 1970s"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Air transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 1,000 residents in 2004-2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Gary S. Wagner (25)
  • Scott M. Brown (16)
  • Jonathan Livingston Joyce (13)
  • Howard T. Knox (9)
  • Lowell Larson (9)
  • James P. Shepherd (6)
  • Randall Lake (5)
  • Uriah M. Liggett (5)
  • Gary S. Bass (4)
  • Kevin D. Sackett (4)

Total of 151 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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