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Tangipahoa Parish

Population in 2012: 1,656 (91% urban, 9% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.9%
 

Males: 770  (46.5%)
Females: 886  (53.5%)

Median resident age:  36.0 years
Louisiana median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 70443.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $22,921 (it was $22,446 in 2000)
Independence:

$22,921
Louisiana:

$41,734
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $13,643

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $103,292 (it was $66,200 in 2000)
Independence:

$103,292
Louisiana:

$139,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $120,485; Detached houses: $133,944; Mobile homes: $38,676

Median gross rent in 2011: $742.

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  • White alone - 867 (52.1%)
  • Black alone - 664 (39.9%)
  • Hispanic - 73 (4.4%)
  • Asian alone - 27 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Independence: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (17.6%), French (7.0%), Irish (5.1%), United States (5.1%), English (3.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 93 feet

Land area: 2.23 square miles.

Population density: 742 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 22.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence town:

  • Never married: 40.2%
  • Now married: 41.2%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

52 residents are foreign born (0.6% Latin America).

This town:  2.4%
Louisiana:  3.1%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Independence, Louisiana as of April 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Independence to the number of sex offenders is 60 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $199 (0.2%)

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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 ).

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
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 30.64 N, Longitude: 90.50 W

Area code: 985

Independence household income distribution Independence home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Independence by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00222011
per 100,000 0.00.0116.4115.8110.90.059.559.0
Robberies 12030154
per 100,000 58.0116.50.0173.70.055.4297.6236.0
Assaults 322018152191515
per 100,000 1857.21164.81047.7868.6110.91052.0892.9885.0
Burglaries 33201498264029
per 100,000 1915.31164.8814.9521.1443.71439.62381.01710.9
Thefts 143115966823499162
per 100,000 8299.56697.75587.93937.51275.72713.25416.73657.8
Auto thefts 57404049
per 100,000 290.2407.7232.80.0221.90.0238.1531.0
Arson 00000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.059.50.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.0) 908.1672.2622.4530.0218.0451.2742.4624.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 10 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.95
Louisiana average:

3.89

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +131 (+8.2%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Independence-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 163% 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 slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 28.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tangipahoa Parish (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Freeze: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospital/medical center in Independence:

  • LALLIE KEMP MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - State, provides emergency services, 52579 HIGHWAY 21 SOUTH)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Independence:

  • NORTH OAKS MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; HAMMOND, LA)

Political contributions by individuals in Independence, LA

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: 11,652)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 40 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 4,414)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 42 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 6,256)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 44 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 25,838)
  • University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus (about 50 miles; Metairie, LA; FT enrollment: 2,249)
  • University of New Orleans (about 50 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,116)
  • Southern University at New Orleans (about 51 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,371)

Public high school in Independence:

Public elementary/middle schools in Independence:

Private elementary/middle school in Independence:

  • MATER DOLOROSA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 509 PINE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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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

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.9. This is about average.
City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.51
U.S.:

9.59

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

INDEPENDENCE, TOWN OF (Population served: 3052, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-16-2001), St Public Notif received (DEC-03-2001), Fed Formal NOV issued (MAY-14-2002), St Site Visit (enforcement) (4 times from NOV-18-2002 to AUG-01-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2001), St Public Notif received (DEC-03-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-08-2000), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-2000), St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAY-05-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BLUE CRYSTAL MHP (Address: 55187 MASHON RD , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUN-20-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-12-2002), Fed FAO issued (NOV-12-2002), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2003)
THE HITCHING POST CAFE (Address: 31403 HORSESHOE RD N , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2000 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAY-10-2001), Fed Formal NOV issued (MAY-25-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-13-2001), St Site Visit (enforcement) (3 times from AUG-02-2001 to AUG-22-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2000 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-27-2000), St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2000), St Public Notif received (AUG-08-2000), St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAY-10-2001), Fed Formal NOV issued (MAY-25-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-13-2001), St Site Visit (enforcement) (3 times from AUG-02-2001 to AUG-22-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2003)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 43.7%
(36.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Independence, LA

Independence compared to Louisiana state average:

Independence, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Independence travel time to work - commute


Independence mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Independence (based on Tangipahoa Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.45%
Here46.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents47.8%31.1%5.3%3.5%1.8%
Congregations42.5%5.0%9.2%3.3%2.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.4%1.2%5.0%
Congregations2.5%8.3%1.7%4.2%20.8%
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: 25
This county:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Tangipahoa Parish:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

6.15 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Tangipahoa Parish:

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.0%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.2%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Tangipahoa Parish:

10.4%
State:

13.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,550$30,6000$0
Other Government Administration 6$15,642$31,2840$0
Judicial and Legal 1$4,500$54,0000$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$17,000$29,1430$0
Firefighters 5$18,000$43,2000$0
Streets and Highways 3$8,894$35,5760$0
Sewerage 2$3,425$20,5500$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$7,038$28,1520$0
Totals for Government 28$77,049$33,0210$0

Independence government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $729,000 ($440.22)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $197,000 ($118.96)
    Police Protection: $165,000 ($99.64)
    Sewerage: $126,000 ($76.09)
    Fire Protection: $112,000 ($67.63)
    Regular Highways: $100,000 ($60.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000 ($53.74)
    Water Utilities: $76,000 ($45.89)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($5.43)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($1.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($1.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $62,000 ($37.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $18,000 ($10.87)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($4.83)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($3.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $386,000 ($233.09)

Independence government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $146,000 ($88.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $76,000 ($45.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $104,000 ($62.80)
    Interest Earnings: $45,000 ($27.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $140,000 ($84.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $670,000 ($404.59)
    All Other: $24,000 ($14.49)
    General Support: $11,000 ($6.64)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $480,000 ($289.86)
    Property: $97,000 ($58.57)
    NEC: $96,000 ($57.97)
    Public Utilities: $44,000 ($26.57)

Independence government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,458,000 ($880.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $387,000 ($233.70)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $989,000 ($597.22)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $82,000 ($49.52)

Independence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,863,000 ($1125.00)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $176,000 ($106.28)

11.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.62%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($105 average AGI)
Tangipahoa Parish:

0.14%
Louisiana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Bernard Parish, LA  2.04% ($39,038 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  1.68% ($29,290)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  1.32% ($33,277)


6.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Tangipahoa Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Livingston Parish, LA  1.04% ($30,334 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.55% ($35,564)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.51% ($26,463)

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 count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Louisiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 116
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 172
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 33
  • Fatalities: 126
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 303
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20
See more detailed statistics of Independence fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $202,000
Total average daily traffic: 11,280
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,384
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 7,896

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 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: 12/31/2004, Expiration Date: 03/21/2015
    Registrant: Lalli Kemp Medical Center, 900 Hwy 51 South, Independence, LA 70443, Phone: (985) 878-9421, Fax: (985) 878-1392, 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
    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: Lalli Kemp Medical Center, 900 Hwy 51 South, Independence, LA 70443, Phone: (985) 878-9421, Fax: (985) 878-1392, 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
    Registrant: 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: 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2008, Expiration Date: 12/11/2018, 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: L01652636
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2012, Expiration Date: 11/09/2022, Certifier: Chris Negron
    Registrant: Southern Light, LLC, 156 St. Anthony St., Mobile, AL 36603, Phone: (251) 662-1170, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: MERRIAM LLOYD G EXEC-90 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 129CA , Serial Number: 5183, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 06/09/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Hodges, 39848 Dick Hodges Rd, Independence, LA 70443
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2578A , Serial Number: 38-78A0762, Year manufactured: 1978
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel W Detwiler, 10429 Highway 1063, Independence, LA 70443
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5054C , Serial Number: 1148-79, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 09/10/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce M Myrick, 52453 Red Hill Rd, Independence, LA 70443
  • 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: 6134G , Serial Number: 17273571, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 12/01/1979
    Registrant (Individual): David Magruder, 11425 Highway 1063, Independence, LA 70443


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Independence


See full 2006 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

Businesses in Independence, LA

  • FedEx: 1
  • H&R Block: 1

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