Independence, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 3,790 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.1%
 
Males: 1,824  (48.2%)
Females: 1,966  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

47.7 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 55359.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $114,138 (it was $79,126 in 2000)
Independence:

$114,138
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $54,846 (it was $35,753 in 2000)

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $500,509 (it was $256,900 in 2000)
Independence:

$500,509
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $502,402; detached houses: $503,637

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,158.

March 2019 cost of living index in Independence: 98.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.6%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Independence, MN (2010)
    • 3,37496.3%White alone
    • 471.3%Hispanic
    • 361.0%Asian alone
    • 260.7%Two or more races
    • 90.3%Black alone
    • 120.3%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (30.6%), American (15.3%), Norwegian (12.5%), European (9.0%), Swedish (5.0%), Finnish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 32.6 square miles.

Population density: 116 people per square mile   (very low).

Independence, Minnesota map

114 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 1.5% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

3.0%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,583 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,590 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Plymouth, MN (11.8 miles , pop. 65,894).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (21.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (373.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Maple Plain, MN (1.4 miles ),
Loretto, MN (2.0 miles ),
Delano, MN (2.1 miles ),
Rockford, MN (2.3 miles ),
Greenfield, MN (2.4 miles ),
Mound, MN (2.5 miles ),
Orono, MN (2.5 miles ),
Minnetrista, MN (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 45.02 N, Longitude: 93.70 W

Distribution of median household income in Independence, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Independence, MN in 2017
Independence satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 34 buildings, average cost: $240,100
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $279,800
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $329,200
  • 2000: 53 buildings, average cost: $377,700
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $472,200
  • 2002: 41 buildings, average cost: $501,900
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $527,800
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $451,200
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $514,500
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $520,800
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $534,500
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $522,700
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $900,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $424,600
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $419,500
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $432,800
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $473,200
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $476,800
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $368,600
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $923,700
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $439,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Independence, MN residents
Average permit cost in Independence, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Historical population in Independence, MN
Historical housing units in Independence, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +447 (+16.0%).
Most common industries in Independence, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.0%)
  • Machinery (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Food (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (10.5%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.3%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Independence, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Top executives (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Top executives (3.7%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (3.6%)
  • Top executives (3.5%)

Average climate in Independence, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Independence, Minnesota average temperatures Independence, Minnesota average precipitation Independence, Minnesota humidity Independence, Minnesota wind speed Independence, Minnesota snowfall Independence, Minnesota sunshine Independence, Minnesota clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.42. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.42
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.44
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00282. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00282
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Independence-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Independence city center killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 tornado 9.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Independence-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 134.0 miles away from Independence center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 286.5 miles away from Independence center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 162.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.6 miles away from Independence center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 302.1 miles away from Independence center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hennepin County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Independence topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Independence:

  • HAVEN HOMES OF MAPLE PLAIN (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; MAPLE PLAIN, MN)
  • LAKE MINNETONKA SHORES (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SPRING PARK, MN)
  • TWIN BIRCH HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SPRING PARK, MN)
  • LONG LAKE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LONG LAKE, MN)
  • LONG LAKE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LONG LAKE, MN)
  • ELIM HOME - WATERTOWN (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WATERTOWN, MN)
  • DELANO MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DELANO, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Hennepin Technical College (about 16 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,515)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 18 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,943)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 21 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College (about 21 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 6,726)
  • Capella University (about 22 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 21,718)
  • Walden University (about 22 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 62,473)
  • Normandale Community College (about 23 miles; Bloomington, MN; FT enrollment: 7,048)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Independence: Homestead Orchard (A), L and S Orchards (B), Camp Ihduhapi (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Independence include: Village Free Church (A), Delano Assembly of God Church (B), Light of Christ Lutheran Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Faith Community Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakland Cemetery (1), Lewis Cemetery (2), Christ Lutheran Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lake Irene (A), Lake Sarah (B), Robina Lake (C), Lake Independence (D), Haughey Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hennepin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

81.3%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.9%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
24 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Independence:

Marital status in Independence, MN
  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 69.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 98.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 0.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Independence
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Independence, MN (based on Hennepin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic215,20574
Mainline Protestant193,498234
Evangelical Protestant162,094393
Other41,287110
Black Protestant10,81221
Orthodox3,3376
None526,192-
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: 203
Here:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 14
Hennepin County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 78
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 283
This county:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 807
Hennepin County:

7.13 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hennepin County:

5.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

22.8%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hennepin County:

15.2%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.4%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.3%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Independence:

19.1%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

16.2%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

47.7%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

58.3%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

86.3%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Independence, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 3$16,092$64,3680$0
Other and Unallocable 1$6,544$78,5280$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,950$47,4001$2,458
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 5$26,586$63,8061$2,458

Independence government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $241,000 ($63.59)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $810,000 ($213.72)
    Regular Highways: $345,000 ($91.03)
    Financial Administration: $343,000 ($90.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $289,000 ($76.25)
    Sewerage: $270,000 ($71.24)
    General - Other: $156,000 ($41.16)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $86,000 ($22.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000 ($10.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000 ($10.03)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($5.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($21.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $73,000 ($19.26)
    Regular Highways: $54,000 ($14.25)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.79)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $433,000 ($114.25)

Independence government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $122,000 ($32.19)
    Other: $20,000 ($5.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($2.37)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $52,000 ($13.72)
    Other: $14,000 ($3.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $35,000 ($9.23)
    General Revenue - Other: $26,000 ($6.86)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($4.22)
    Special Assessments: $5,000 ($1.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.26)
  • Tax - Property: $2,272,000 ($599.47)
    Other License: $118,000 ($31.13)

Independence government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,144,000 ($565.70)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,996,000 ($526.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,000 ($39.05)

Independence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,661,000 ($438.26)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $798,000 ($210.55)

7.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($714 average AGI)
Hennepin County:

0.04%
Minnesota average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ramsey County, MN  1.17% ($51,884 average AGI)
from Dakota County, MN  0.63% ($55,831)
from Anoka County, MN  0.63% ($51,823)


7.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($71,306 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($701 average AGI)
Hennepin County:

0.07%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ramsey County, MN  1.11% ($48,134 average AGI)
to Anoka County, MN  0.71% ($46,771)
to Dakota County, MN  0.66% ($58,491)

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KWOM (1600 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, MN; Owner: WATERTOWN RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WWTC (1280 AM; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLBP (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Owner: 1400, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KDIZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • KYCR (1570 AM; 4 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING COMPANY,)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:

  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTTB (96.3 FM; GLENCOE, MN; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLCI (106.1 FM; ELK RIVER, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO LLC)
  • WGVZ (105.7 FM; EDEN PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KFAI (90.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FRESH AIR, INC.)
  • KBEM-FM (88.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION, S.S.D. NO. 1)
  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF COLLEGE)
  • WFMP (107.1 FM; COON RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WFMP-FM, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:

  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WBWX-CA (Channel 13; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
Independence fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Independence fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.8mTotal length
  • 550Total average daily traffic
  • 550Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 18 Golf Walk (Lat: 45.025000 Lon: -93.706667), Call Sign: WQCN583,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.637 MHz, 452.412 MHz, 463.537 MHz, 464.787 MHz, Grant Date: 04/04/2015, Expiration Date: 04/15/2025, Certifier: Scottie Hines, Registrant: Professional Wireless Comms., 451 Cliff Road, East, Suite 101, Burnsville, MN 55337, Phone: (952) 746-2500, Fax: (952) 746-2300, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • A1O0040A, 6550 County Road 11 (Lat: 45.051944 Lon: -93.691528), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 39.9 m, Call Sign: WQQB606,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz... (+26 more), Grant Date: 10/16/2012, Expiration Date: 10/16/2022, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • INDEPENDENCE, 7195 Highway 8 (Lat: 46.924139 Lon: -92.437389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WQQZ522,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2023, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • A1N0297A, 1.6 Km W Of Hwy53 Along Route 8 (Lat: 46.924444 Lon: -92.437222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQWB539,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 07/09/2015, Expiration Date: 07/09/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • INDEPENDENCE, Cr 8 1 W Of Hwy 53 (Lat: 46.924361 Lon: -92.437389), Overall height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: WLT945, Licensee ID: L00128694,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2112.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2010, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KA0ZGW, Licensee ID: L01360833, Grant Date: 09/11/2018, Expiration Date: 09/11/2028, Certifier: Bruce A Mc Comb, Registrant: Bruce A Mc Comb, 2772 Becker Road, Independence, MN 55359
  • Call Sign: KC0AK, Licensee ID: L00233271, Grant Date: 11/19/2015, Expiration Date: 01/23/2026, Registrant: Alexander J Jentilucci, 5015 Eagle Ridge Rd, Independence, MN 55357
  • Call Sign: KD0AGE, Licensee ID: L01267053, Grant Date: 04/09/2007, Expiration Date: 04/09/2017, Cancellation Date: 04/02/2015, Certifier: Christopher D Hildreth, Registrant: Christopher D Hildreth, 4955 Deer Ridge Trail, Independence, MN 55359
  • Call Sign: KD0HNM, Licensee ID: L01486994, Grant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/28/2019, Certifier: Travis A Worsech, Registrant: Travis A Worsech, 1576 County Rd 11, Independence, MN 55357
  • Call Sign: KE0COT, Licensee ID: L01911089, Grant Date: 12/17/2014, Expiration Date: 12/17/2024, Certifier: Galen B Magnuson, Registrant: Galen B Magnuson, 2589 Geggen Tina Rd, Independence, MN 55359
  • Call Sign: KE0TJF, Licensee ID: L02217543, Grant Date: 10/22/2018, Expiration Date: 10/22/2028, Certifier: Kelly L Ketola, Registrant: Kelly L Ketola, 6724 Fox Ridge Circle, Independence, MN 55359

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2165K , Serial Number: 27-0259, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 02/02/1999, Certificate Issue Date: 07/16/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Midwest Financial Group Inc, C/O David Austin / 2885 Becker Rd, Independence, MN 55359
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2330M , Serial Number: 12-1393, Airworthiness Date: 10/02/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 03/20/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey S Squiers, 266 Kuntz Dr, Independence, MN 55359
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3557V , Serial Number: 14832, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 05/15/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 10/16/1989
    Registrant (Individual): Mary D Monahan, 1135 County Rd 83, Independence, MN 55359

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
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 ORIGINATED7$244,18924$266,193191$270,1337$89,7010$012$193,3160$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$295,86710$216,3781$29,0700$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$04$215,36037$294,5762$21,8052$254,3650$01$29,070
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$139,5357$178,98926$309,6332$50,8750$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$135,6602$106,5909$223,0861$19,3800$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0270.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$261,0483$183,787
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$316,3802$296,515
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0270.02

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

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 6. The highest number of fires - 11 took place in 2008, and the least - 1 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Independence, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.7%), and Structure Fires (40.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Independence, MN
    • 5147.7%Outside Fires
    • 4340.2%Structure Fires
    • 87.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 54.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Independence, MN
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Independence, MN
  • 69.5%Utility gas
  • 16.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.0%Electricity
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Independence, MN
  • 39.1%Utility gas
  • 21.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.6%Wood


Independence compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 3 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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