Independence, Louisiana

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Population in 2019: 1,893 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.8%
 
Males: 892  (47.1%)
Females: 1,001  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

35.9 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 70443.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,728 (it was $22,446 in 2000)
Independence:

$35,728
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,990 (it was $10,495 in 2000)

Independence town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $127,892 (it was $66,200 in 2000)
Independence:

$127,892
LA:

$172,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $131,911; detached houses: $147,373; mobile homes: $35,656

Median gross rent in 2019: $716.

March 2019 cost of living index in Independence: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 37.3%
(23.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.6% for Black residents, 61.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Independence, LA (2019)
    • 96148.9%White alone
    • 80140.8%Black alone
    • 1728.8%Hispanic
    • 321.6%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Independence, Louisiana as of April 14, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Independence is 36 to 1.


Crime rates in Independence by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(118.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(110.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.5)
1
(59.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.1)
1
(54.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.3)
1
(52.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(55.4)
5
(297.6)
4
(236.0)
4
(241.8)
1
(60.1)
2
(118.1)
3
(164.8)
2
(104.7)
1
(52.3)
1
(52.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(110.9)
19
(1,052)
15
(892.9)
15
(885.0)
17
(1,028)
16
(961.0)
14
(826.9)
19
(1,044)
15
(785.3)
23
(1,204)
24
(1,249)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(443.7)
26
(1,440)
40
(2,381)
29
(1,711)
29
(1,753)
28
(1,682)
18
(1,063)
21
(1,154)
30
(1,571)
19
(994.2)
25
(1,301)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(1,276)
49
(2,713)
91
(5,417)
62
(3,658)
101
(6,106)
59
(3,544)
56
(3,308)
42
(2,308)
54
(2,827)
93
(4,867)
69
(3,592)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(221.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(238.1)
9
(531.0)
2
(120.9)
3
(180.2)
5
(295.3)
10
(549.5)
8
(418.8)
12
(627.9)
5
(260.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.1)
City-Data.com crime index210.8436.3717.9603.5654.8484.1714.7519.2445.0612.8562.7

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, LA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.69
Louisiana average:

2.58
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Ancestries: Italian (12.2%), American (10.4%), French (5.1%), English (3.5%), Irish (2.2%), Welsh (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 93 feet

Land area: 2.23 square miles.

Population density: 848 people per square mile   (low).

Independence, Louisiana map

69 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America).

This town:

3.4%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $360 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $531 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (39.8 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (297.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Tickfaw, LA (2.1 miles ),
Natalbany, LA (2.5 miles ),
Amite City, LA (2.5 miles ),
Roseland, LA (3.0 miles ),
Hammond, LA (3.1 miles ),
Montpelier, LA (3.1 miles ),
Albany, LA (3.2 miles ),
Ponchatoula, LA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 30.64 N, Longitude: 90.50 W

Area code: 985

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $84,800
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $128,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Independence, LA residents
Average permit cost in Independence, LA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.3%
Louisiana:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +131 (+8.2%).
Most common industries in Independence, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.3%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Educational services (17.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Independence, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Carpenters (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Carpenters (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)

Average climate in Independence, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Independence-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/6/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the Independence town center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 1/10/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.7 miles away from the town center killed 9 people and injured 210 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Independence-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 194.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 384.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 245.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/6/2018 at 16:47:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 220.7 miles away from Independence center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 270.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.7 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 Tangipahoa Parish (29) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 15, Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tropical Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Independence topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Independence:

  • LALLIE KEMP MEDICAL CENTER (Government - State, provides emergency services, 52579 HIGHWAY 21 SOUTH)
  • LALLIE KEMP REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (provides emergency services, 52579 HIGHWAY 51 SOUTH)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Independence:

  • HOOD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; AMITE, LA)
  • AMITE NH (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; AMITE, LA)
  • TANGI PINES NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; AMITE, LA)
  • JAKE DRIVE COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HAMMOND, LA)
  • LYNN LANE COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HAMMOND, LA)
  • FRANK MARTEN HOUSE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HAMMOND, LA)
  • VITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; HAMMOND, LA)

Airports located in Independence:

Amtrak station near Independence:

  • 9 miles: HAMMOND (N.W. RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 9 miles; Hammond, LA; Full-time enrollment: 12,713)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 40 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 42 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 42 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 27,321)
  • University of New Orleans (about 50 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)
  • Delgado Community College (about 51 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 12,843)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 53 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,492)

Public high school in Independence:

Public elementary/middle schools in Independence:

Private elementary/middle school in Independence:

  • MATER DOLOROSA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 170, Location: 509 PINE ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Independence: Independence Police Department (A), Independence Police Department - Chief (B), Independence Fire Department (C), Independence Fire Department Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Independence include: First Baptist Church (A), Christ Anointed Ministries (B), Zion Travelers Missionary Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), First United Pentecostal Church (E), Martien Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Birthplace of: Alan Ricard - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: Jan 17, 1977), Clif Richardson - Politician, LaBrandon Toefield - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Sep 24, 1980), Nick Bruno - Educator, Steven Jyles - Football player, Byron Ross - Football player, Donald Dykes - Football player, Frank Lockett - Football player.

Tangipahoa Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

BLUE CRYSTAL MHP (Address: 55187 MASHON RD , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2013)
THE HITCHING POST CAFE (Address: 31403 HORSESHOE RD N , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2006)
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.8%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Banks with branches in Independence (2011 data):

  • First Guaranty Bank: Independence Branch at 455 West Railroad Avenue, branch established on 1976/10/18. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $1,353.3 mil, Deposits: $1,208.9 mil, headquarters in Hammond, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.
  • Whitney Bank: Independence Branch at 583 West Railroad Avenue, branch established on 1944/09/30. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company

For population 15 years and over in Independence:

Marital status in Independence, LA
  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • 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:

12.2
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Independence
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Religion statistics for Independence, LA (based on Tangipahoa Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant27,410110
Catholic17,3276
Black Protestant7,28144
Mainline Protestant3,86718
Other1,3647
None63,848-
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: 25
This county:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Here:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
This county:

6.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
This county:

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Tangipahoa Parish:

11.0%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.2%
State:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.4%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.8%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.6%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Independence:

28.9
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.4%
Louisiana:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.6%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Independence:

34.4%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Independence:

54.4%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Independence:

78.9%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Independence, LA 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 7$15,571$26,6930$0
Sewerage 5$14,548$34,9150$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$8,127$32,5080$0
Streets and Highways 2$4,251$25,5060$0
Water Supply 2$6,375$38,2500$0
Financial Administration 1$3,534$42,4080$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,000
Totals for Government 20$52,406$31,4441$2,000

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $710,000 ($375.07)
    Police Protection: $442,000 ($233.49)
    Water Utilities: $438,000 ($231.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $238,000 ($125.73)
    Regular Highways: $201,000 ($106.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000 ($56.52)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($22.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000 ($14.26)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($13.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($22.19)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $413,000 ($218.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $120,000 ($63.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $58,000 ($30.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000 ($21.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $401,000 ($211.83)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $625,000 ($330.16)
    Property: $145,000 ($76.60)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $64,000 ($33.81)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000 ($1.06)
    Other License: $2,000 ($1.06)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,048,000 ($553.62)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,009,000 ($533.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,000 ($20.60)

6.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,569 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

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 St. Tammany Parish, LA  1.16% ($46,621 average AGI)
from Livingston Parish, LA  0.84% ($42,063)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.60% ($48,552)


5.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,918 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

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 St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.91% ($51,448 average AGI)
to Livingston Parish, LA  0.84% ($44,765)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.44% ($34,644)

Businesses in Independence, LA

  • FedEx: 1
  • H&R Block: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:

  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WABL (1570 AM; 1 kW; AMITE, LA; Owner: SPOTLIGHT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFPR (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WFNO (830 AM; 5 kW; NORCO, LA; Owner: WFNO, L.L.C.)
  • WAPF (980 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHNY (1250 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: C.W.H. BROADCASTING INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:

  • WTGG (96.5 FM; AMITE, LA; Owner: SOUTHWEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHMD (107.1 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WEMX (94.1 FM; KENTWOOD, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBE (103.3 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSLU (90.9 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WKSY (106.1 FM; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WUUU (98.9 FM; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WJSH (104.7 FM; FOLSOM, LA; Owner: SOUTHWEST BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:

  • WSTY-LP (Channel 23; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: AMERICAN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • Independence, Louisiana
  • Fatal accident count14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents20
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents38
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4
  • Louisiana average
  • Fatal accident count7283
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10717
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2565
  • Fatalities8091
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents18428
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1373
See more detailed statistics of Independence fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 312ft / 94.9mTotal length
  • $8,586,000Total costs
  • 278,720Total average daily traffic
  • 11,439Total average daily truck traffic
  • 65,518Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Independence, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Independence, LA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 5 Mi S Of Indepence On Us Hwy 51 (Lat: 30.620194 Lon: -90.495917), Call Sign: WZN470,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.085 MHz, Grant Date: 12/23/2014, Expiration Date: 03/21/2025, Registrant: Lalli Kemp Medical Center, 900 Hwy 51 South, Independence, LA 70443, Phone: (985) 878-9421, Fax: (985) 878-1267, Email:
  • Corner Of Hwy 51 And W Fifth St (Lat: 30.633806 Lon: -90.500639), Call Sign: KAX782,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5000 MHz, Grant Date: 09/27/2004, Expiration Date: 12/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2015, Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 3419 Via Lido 609, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3908, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 515-2544
  • .5 Mi S On Us Hwy 51 (Lat: 30.620194 Lon: -90.495917), Call Sign: KKL749,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/2012, Expiration Date: 03/10/2022, Registrant: Lallie Kemp Medical Center, 900 Hwy 51 South, Independence, LA 70443, Phone: (985) 878-9421, Fax: (985) 878-1267, Email:
  • Lat: 30.645167 Lon: -90.531917, Call Sign: WREE208,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.312 MHz, 451.362 MHz, 452.187 MHz, 456.312 MHz, 456.362 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/2019, Expiration Date: 09/28/2029, Certifier: Chuck Germany, Registrant: Bearcom, 4009 Distribution Drive, Bldg 200, Garland, TX 75041, Phone: (214) 765-7328, Email:
  • Lat: 30.628444 Lon: -90.529667, Call Sign: WRFN961,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.687 MHz, 456.687 MHz, Grant Date: 04/04/2020, Expiration Date: 04/04/2030, Certifier: Stacy P Cambre, Registrant: Bearcom, 4009 Distribution Drive, Bldg 200, Garland, TX 75041, Phone: (214) 765-7328, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 145 W 7th St (Lat: 30.629333 Lon: -90.502306), Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WPNI493,
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.375 MHz, 950.625 MHz, Grant Date: 09/24/1997, Expiration Date: 06/01/2020, Phone: (202) 296-0600
  • INDEPENDENCE, Mashon Road (Lat: 30.662000 Lon: -90.528972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQJS427,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2008, Expiration Date: 12/11/2018, Cancellation Date: 02/14/2014, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • DOGPIN, Nw Corner Sr 43 & Sr 442 (Lat: 30.573278 Lon: -90.591500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 68.6 m, Overall height: 70.1 m, Call Sign: WQQD670, Licensee ID: L01852059,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/09/2012, Expiration Date: 11/09/2022, Cancellation Date: 05/10/2017, Certifier: Chris Negron, Registrant: Southern Light, LLC, 156 St. Anthony St., Mobile, AL 36603, Phone: (251) 662-1170, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Independence)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 46. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 145 took place in 2011, and the least - 2 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Independence, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.6%), and Structure Fires (37.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Independence, LA
    • 39750.6%Outside Fires
    • 29237.2%Structure Fires
    • 8210.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 131.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Independence, LA
Most common first names in Independence, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8976.9 years
John5270.5 years
Joseph4369.1 years
Joe4373.0 years
Frank3073.3 years
Josephine2980.3 years
Sam2879.3 years
Charles2473.2 years
Willie2371.7 years
James2272.2 years
Most common last names in Independence, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2881.0 years
Johnson2573.3 years
Smith2466.1 years
Baham1969.1 years
Anzalone1880.2 years
Perry1861.7 years
Jackson1871.1 years
Morgan1776.7 years
Robertson1772.7 years
Costanza1671.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Independence, LA
  • 56.5%Electricity
  • 43.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Independence, LA
  • 53.4%Utility gas
  • 44.8%Electricity
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Independence compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert Edward Lee (15)
  • Robert Lee (1)
  • Vincent F. Falcone, Jr. (1)
  • Sonny Clary (1)
  • Antonino F. Anzalone (1)
  • James Jack Davis, Jr. (1)

Total of 18 patent applications in 2008-2021.