Independence, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 3,645 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.6%
 
Males: 1,828  (50.2%)
Females: 1,817  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55359.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $105,118 (it was $79,126 in 2000)
Independence:

$105,118
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $45,822 (it was $35,753 in 2000)

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $410,437 (it was $256,900 in 2000)
Independence:

$410,437
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $729,006; Detached houses: $729,006

Median gross rent in 2012: $949.

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  • White alone - 3,374 (96.3%)
  • Hispanic - 47 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 36 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Independence: 99.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.5%), Irish (9.5%), Norwegian (9.4%), Swedish (6.6%), English (5.2%), Czech (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 32.6 square miles.

Population density: 112 people per square mile   (very low).

Independence,MN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 96.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 0.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 0.6%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

49 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,569 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,640 (1.0%)

Independence satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.02 N, Longitude: 93.70 W

Independence household income distribution Independence home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.5%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +447 (+16.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Independence, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.5. This is worse than average.

City:

90.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.85
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00161. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00161
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.4%
(1.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.8% for two or more races residents)
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

Independence compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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 (67%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.71%
Here: 57.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaJewishUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents40.5%23.7%4.9%3.7%3.5%
Congregations11.5%18.7%2.2%7.0%5.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristBaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents2.7%2.4%2.1%1.9%14.8%
Congregations3.7%4.4%3.1%3.0%40.7%
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: 203
Hennepin County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 14
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Hennepin County:

22.8%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$29,228$350,7360$0
Streets and Highways 1$23,448$281,3760$0
Water Supply 1$22,366$268,3920$0
Other and Unallocable 4$66,072$198,2160$0
Totals for Government 7$141,114$241,9100$0

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $605,000 ($165.98)
    Regular Highways: $402,000 ($110.29)
    Fire Protection: $216,000 ($59.26)
    Financial Administration: $184,000 ($50.48)
    General - Other: $163,000 ($44.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $142,000 ($38.96)
    Sewerage: $103,000 ($28.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $53,000 ($14.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($9.05)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($4.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $231,000 ($63.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $1,062,000 ($291.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $582,000 ($159.67)
    Sewerage: $132,000 ($36.21)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($8.50)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($4.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $300,000 ($82.30)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $79,000 ($21.67)
    Regular Highways: $55,000 ($15.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $48,000 ($13.17)
    All Other: $33,000 ($9.05)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $167,000 ($45.82)
    Interest Earnings: $154,000 ($42.25)
    General Revenue, NEC: $69,000 ($18.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $183,000 ($50.21)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.27)
  • Tax - Property: $1,239,000 ($339.92)
    NEC: $228,000 ($62.55)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,135,000 ($1134.43)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,975,000 ($816.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,315,000 ($360.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,351,000 ($919.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,444,000 ($670.51)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $282,000 ($77.37)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,210,000 ($331.96)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $928,000 ($254.60)

6.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,858 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($501 average AGI)
Hennepin County:

0.04%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ramsey County, MN  1.08% ($37,449 average AGI)
from Anoka County, MN  0.63% ($35,260)
from Dakota County, MN  0.61% ($41,449)


6.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,322 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($747 average AGI)
Hennepin County:

0.08%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ramsey County, MN  1.06% ($36,445 average AGI)
to Anoka County, MN  0.63% ($36,705)
to Dakota County, MN  0.59% ($41,230)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Independence, Minnesota:
  • Fatal accident count: 39
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 76
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 64
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 148
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Minnesota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 73
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 114
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 79
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 187
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
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: 9 meters (30ft)
Total average daily traffic: 14,150
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,088

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Fred Kleber, 1.6 Km W Of Hwy53 Along Route 8 (Lat: 46.924444 Lon: -92.437222), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 128 m
    Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, ST. 300
  • Timothy J Duffy, 1.6 Km W Of Hwy53 Along Route 8 (Lat: 46.924444 Lon: -92.437222), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 128 m
    Registrant: 2027834141, Jcohen@wbklaw.Com, 2300 N STREET, N.W., SUITE 700
  • Timothy J Duffy, 1.6 Km W Of Hwy53 Along Route 8 (Lat: 46.924444 Lon: -92.437222), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 128 m
    Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, ST. 300
  • Leslie N Nixon, 1.6 Km W Of Hwy53 Along Route 8 (Lat: 46.924444 Lon: -92.437222), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 128 m
    Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, ST. 300
  • 1.6 Km W Of Hwy53 Along Route 8 (Lat: 46.924444 Lon: -92.437222), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 128 m
    Registrant: 9144220800, , 170 EAST POST ROAD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 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: 04/15/2005, Expiration Date: 04/15/2015, 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:

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  • A1O0040A, 6550 County Road 11 (Lat: 45.051944 Lon: -93.691528), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 39.9 m, Call Sign: WQQB606, Licensee ID: L00127664
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 10715.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 10715.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz... (+16 more)
    Grant Date: 10/16/2012, Expiration Date: 10/16/2022, Certifier: Dan Menser
    Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • INDEPENDENCE, 7195 Highway 8 (Lat: 46.924444 Lon: -92.437222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQQZ522
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/29/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2023, Certifier: John Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N Greenville Ave., 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, 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:

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  • Call Sign: KA0ZGW, Licensee ID: L01360833
    Grant Date: 01/23/2008, Expiration Date: 01/23/2018, Certifier: Bruce A Mc Comb
    Registrant: Bruce A Mc Comb, 2772 Becker Road, Independence, MN 55359
  • Call Sign: KC0AK, Licensee ID: L00233271
    Grant Date: 11/01/2005, Expiration Date: 01/23/2016
    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, 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Mary D Monahan, 1135 County Rd 83, Independence, MN 55359
  • Aircraft: JABIRU USA SPORT AIRCRAFT LLC J250-SP (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: JABIRU 3300 (120 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 586J , Serial Number: 378, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 03/14/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Aerowest LLC, 6804 Rachel Ridge Ct, Independence, MN 55359
  • Aircraft: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 87018 , Serial Number: 191, Year manufactured: 1945
    Registrant (Corporation): Aerowest LLC, 6804 Rachel Ridge Ct, 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Independence

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Independence, MN
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