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Population in 2012: 117,270 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 

Males: 55,939  (47.7%)
Females: 61,331  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  39.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 64050, 64052, 64053, 64054, 64055, 64056, 64058, 64120, 64133, 64136.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,049 (it was $38,012 in 2000)
Independence:

$44,049
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,244

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $102,000 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Independence:

$102,000
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $125,070; Detached houses: $128,597; Townhouses or other attached units: $138,311; In 2-unit structures: $121,991; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,403; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $121,492; Mobile homes: $31,141; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $19,843

Median gross rent in 2012: $767.

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  • White alone - 96,062 (81.9%)
  • Hispanic - 10,191 (8.7%)
  • Black alone - 5,949 (5.1%)
  • Two or more races - 2,045 (1.7%)
  • Other race alone - 1,542 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 851 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 547 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 76 (0.06%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Independence: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.6%), Irish (14.4%), English (11.4%), United States (7.1%), Italian (3.6%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1849

Elevation: 1033 feet

Land area: 78.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,497 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

4,966 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This city:  4.1%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 321 registered sex offenders living in Independence, Missouri as of July 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Independence to the number of sex offenders is 365 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,351 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,393 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (8.0 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (402.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sugar Creek, MO (1.8 miles ), Birmingham, MO (2.5 miles ), Lake Tapawingo, MO (2.6 miles ), Raytown, MO (2.6 miles ), Randolph, MO (2.7 miles) , River Bend, MO (2.7 miles) , Kansas City, MO (2.8 miles ), Blue Springs, MO (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 329 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 1998: 302 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 1999: 349 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2000: 376 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2001: 363 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2002: 392 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2003: 399 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2004: 492 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2006: 257 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2007: 148 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2008: 70 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2009: 52 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2010: 60 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2011: 84 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 2012: 65 buildings, average cost: $126,200

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.08 N, Longitude: 94.41 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -50,989 (-43.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,675 (34.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 816

Independence household income distribution Independence home values distribution

Property values in Independence, MO


 

Crime rates in Independence by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2662162793825
per 100,000 1.75.35.21.80.95.41.86.48.22.56.61.74.3
Rapes 34273343504561455751434543
per 100,000 28.323.728.737.844.240.254.941.351.641.735.538.436.6
Robberies 129144124107111123138154163167123110127
per 100,000 107.3126.3108.094.198.2109.9124.3141.4147.7136.7101.593.8108.1
Assaults 453491489605637622612631595528310342362
per 100,000 376.6430.8425.8532.3563.4555.8551.3579.5539.1432.2255.9291.7308.3
Burglaries 1,0411,1571,2101,3281,3801,3041,2361,3041,4131,3281,2461,1781,253
per 100,000 865.51015.01053.51168.41220.51165.31113.41197.71280.21087.01028.61004.61067.0
Thefts 5,6536,2205,8336,0806,1975,9565,5385,5475,9045,1345,2424,7855,116
per 100,000 4700.25456.85078.65349.15481.05322.44988.65094.65349.04202.24327.24080.84356.5
Auto thefts 6718447889569259308341,082779703735728783
per 100,000 557.9740.4686.1841.1818.1831.1751.3993.8705.8575.4606.7620.9666.8
Arson 60534847313440352729222633
per 100,000 49.946.541.841.427.430.436.032.124.523.718.222.228.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 452.8532.9512.3564.1583.1581.6565.3606.4604.7483.9442.4428.6460.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 269 (189 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Missouri average:

2.42

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Independence, Missouri accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +910 (+0.8%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Independence-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 189% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Independence city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the city center injured 13 people and caused $31 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Independence-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 15.8 miles away from Independence center
On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from Independence center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Independence topographic map

Birthplace of: Larry C. Johnson - Blogger, Ginger Rogers - (1911-1995), actor, Margaret Truman - (born 1924), novelist, Margaret Weis - Writer, Arliss Howard - Film actor, Andrew Probert - Illustrator, Bess Truman - (1885-1982), First Lady of the United States, wife of Harry S. Truman, Cathay Williams - Slave, Mateo Moreno - Film actor, Paul Henning - Television producer.


Hospitals/medical centers in Independence:

  • EASTLAND DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 19101 E VALLEY VIEW PKWY STE E)
  • FMC - CENTERPOINT (Dialysis Facility, 19401 E 37TH TERRACE COURT SOUTH SUITE 200)
  • INDEPENDENCE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1135 S. CLAREMONT)
  • FIRST CALL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 14480 E 42 STREET SOUTH)
  • HEALTHBACK HOME HEALTH OF MISSOURI INC (Home Health Center, 4215 SOUTH HOCKER SUITE 100)
  • INTEGRITY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 3675 SOUTH NOLAND ROAD - SUITE 222)
  • CENTERPOINT MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 19600 EAST 39TH STREET)
  • GROVES COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, 1515 WEST WHITE OAK)
  • HOSPICE OF INDEPENDENCE REGIONAL (Hospital, 1515 W TRUMAN RD)
  • MEDICAL CENTER OF INDEPENDENCE (Hospital, provides emergency services, 17203 E 23RD ST)
  • VITAS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION MIDWEST (Hospital, 4041 SOUTH LYNN COURT DRIVE)
  • CARMEL HILLS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 810 EAST WALNUT)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-INDEPENDENCE (Nursing Home, 17451 EAST MEDICAL CENTER PARKWAY)
  • INDEPENDENCE MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1600 SOUTH KINGSHIGHWAY)
  • INDEPENDENCE REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, 1509 WEST TRUMAN ROAD)
  • MAYWOOD TERRACE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, 10300 EAST TRUMAN RD)
  • MONTEREY PARK NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 4600 LITTLE BLUE PARKWAY)
  • REHABILITATION CENTER OF INDEPENDENCE, THE (Nursing Home, 1800 S SWOPE DRIVE)
  • ROSEWOOD HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 1415 WEST WHITE OAK)
  • VILLAGES OF JACKSON CREEK, THE (Nursing Home, 3980 SOUTH JACKSON DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Independence, MO

Heliports located in Independence:

Amtrak station:

INDEPENDENCE (600 S. GRAND AVE.) . Services: free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.ci.independence.mo.us

Colleges/Universities in Independence:

  • Metropolitan Community College-Blue River (Full-time enrollment: 1,481; Location: 20301 E 78 Hwy; Public; Website: www.mcckc.edu)
  • Independence College of Cosmetology (FT enrollment: 95; Location: 815 W 23rd St; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.HAIR-SKIN-NAILS.COM)
  • National American University-Independence (FT enrollment: 81; Location: 3620 Arrowhead Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.national.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 10 miles; Kansas City, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,113)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Longview (about 12 miles; Lees Summit, MO; FT enrollment: 2,917)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods (about 14 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • Grantham University (about 19 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 4,150)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 19 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,397)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 21 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 7,433)
  • University of Central Missouri (about 43 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 7,698)

Public high schools in Independence:

Private high schools in Independence:

  • CENTER PLACE RESTORATION SCHOOL (Students: 325; Location: 819 W WALDO AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ENGLEWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 299; Location: 10628 E WINNER RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: 4500 LITTLE BLUE PKWY; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ST MARYS HIGH SCHOOL BUNDSCHU MEMORIAL (Students: 183; Location: 622 N MAIN ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • NOVA CENTER (Students: 68; Location: 2425 S HARDY AVE; Grades: 2 - 12)
  • FAMILY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 43; Location: 3206 N SPRING ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Independence:

Private elementary/middle schools in Independence:

  • NATIVITY OF MARY SCHOOL (Students: 298; Location: 10021 E 36TH TER S; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MESSIAH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: 613 S MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANN SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: 217 S CEDAR AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SCHOOLHOUSE INC (Students: 19; Location: 14709 E 35TH ST S; Grades: KG - 6)
  • SUNSHINE CENTER INC (Students: 4; Location: 607 W LEXINGTON AVE; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Independence, map of school districts: FORT OSAGE R-I SCHOOL DISTRICT, INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, KANSAS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Independence:

  • CONSOLIDATED LIBRARY DISTRICT #3 (Operating income: $41,865,938; Location: 15616 E. US HIGHWAY 24; 2,972,090 books; 695 e-books; 199,301 audio materials; 136,986 video materials; 200 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 39 other licensed databases; 7,285 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Independence, Missouri is the site founded by Joseph Smith in a revelation as the New Jerusalem, or Zion.

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Notable locations in Independence: Camp Mo-Kan (A), Rockwood Country Club (B), Crackerneck Country Club (C), Fairmount Station (D), Lake City Junction (E), Independence Center (F), Harry S Truman Railroad Station (G), Gaslight Square (H), Noland Plaza (I), Noland Road Retail Center (J), Noland Fashion Square (K), Alton Plaza (L), Chrisman Plaza (M), Independence Square (N), Thirty-ninth and Noland Center (O), Harry S Truman Home (P), Bingham-Waggoner Estate (Q), 1827 Jackson County Log Courthouse (R), Independence Fire Department Headquarters (S), Vaile Mansion (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Far View Shopping Center (1), Hub Shopping Center (2), Independence Corners Shopping Center (3), Independence North Shopping Center (4), Noland South Shopping Center (5), Sterling Ridge Shopping Center (6), Hi-way Twenty-four Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Independence include: Fairmount Church (A), Blue Ridge Assembly of God Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Trinity Episcopal Church (D), Lobb Cumberland Church (E), Trinity Church (F), Assembly of God Church (G), Beacon Heights Church (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lobb Cemetery (1), Mount Washington Cemetery (2), Oak Ridge Memory Gardens (3), Hendrick Cemetery (4), Pitcher Cemetery (5), Blue Ridge Cemetery (6), Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Horseshoe Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork Little Blue River (A), Burr Oak Creek (B), Camp Creek (C), Spring Branch (D), West Fire Prairie Creek (E), Rock Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Independence include: Kiddie Park (1), Hill Park (2), Slover Memorial Park (3), Chrysler Stadium (4), National Frontier Trails Center (5), Chaplin-Hood Park (6), Bundschu Park (7), Harry S Truman National Historic Site (8), Adair Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Independence College of Cosmetology (Museums; 815 West 23rd Street) (1), Jackson County Historical Society - Jail Museum 1859 (217 North Main Street) (2), Truman Harry S National Historic Site (Recreation Areas; 223 North Main Street) (3), Amf Independence Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3701 South Ponca Drive) (4), Amf Bowling Centers - Amf Strike 'n Spare (Amusement & Theme Parks; 13001 East USHighway 40) (5), Independence Carousel (Amusement & Theme Parks; 146 Independence Center) (6), Power Play (2035 Independence Center) (7), All Points Travel Inc (Tours & Charters; 18675 East 39th Street South Suite O) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Blue Bird Motel (8920 US40 Highway) (1), Great Western Motel (15912 East USHighway 24) (2), American Inn (4141 South Noland Road) (3), Hilton Garden Inn Hotel (19677 East Jackson Drive) (4), Crossland Economy Studios (14800 East 42nd Street South) (5), Budget Inn Motel (9900 E US Highway 40) (6), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (19901 East Valleyview Parkway) (7), Fairfield Inn by Marriott (18700 East 37th Terrace South) (8), Hilton Garden Inn Independence (19677 East Jackson Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Independence City - City Hall- Helpful Jackson County Numbers- General Informa (308 West Kansas Avenue) (1), Jackson County - Executive Branch- Sheriff's Department Lake Jacomo Hdqtrs- Warrents- Court Secu (3310 Northeast Rennau Drive) (2), Jackson County - Judicial Branch- Family Court Division- Family Court Resource Serv (626 East 26 Street 64108) (3), Jackson County - Judicial Branch- Family Court Division- Family Court Resource Services- Media (626 East 26 Street 64108) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Jackson 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
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 CO  SO2 NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.4. This is about average.
City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.2. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.286. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.286
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.10. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.10
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 14.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.8
U.S.:

9.4

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

BENDCO COVE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-24-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-24-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.6%

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.9%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Independence, MO

People in group quarters in Independence in 2010:

  • 982 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 39 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 27 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Independence in 2000:

  • 395 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 383 people in nursing homes
  • 123 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 119 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 73 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 70 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 27 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 3 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

Independence compared to Missouri state average:

Independence, Missouri environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Independence (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Independence Square Branch, 24 Highway Branch, Noland Road Branch, Eastland Banking Ctr. Branch, 23rd Street Banking Center Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Commerce Bank: Independence Square Branch, Independence Noland Road Branch, 24 Highway Branch, 39th Street Branch. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: 24 Highway Branch, Noland Road Branch, Independence Center Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • UMB Bank, National Association: 40 Highway At 291 Drive Up Branch, East 39th Street Branch, Gudgell Branch. Info updated 2007/12/13: Bank assets: $11,205.9 mil, Deposits: $8,538.8 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Umb Financial Corporation
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Independence 23rd Street Branch, Fountains At Greenbrier, Independence Branch # 8. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • Hawthorn Bank: Independence Branch at 220 West White Oak, branch established on 1919/01/01; Independence Branch at 17430 East 39th Street, branch established on 2002/01/07. Info updated 2011/03/16: Bank assets: $1,152.2 mil, Deposits: $971.8 mil, headquarters in Jefferson City, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc
  • Blue Ridge Bank and Trust Co.: Blue Ridge Bank And Trust Co. at 4200 Little Blue Parkway, branch established on 1958/09/08; Independence Branch at 17911 East 24 Highway, Unit B-1, branch established on 1998/12/01. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $469.9 mil, Deposits: $424.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Blue Ridge Bancshares, Inc.
  • Union Bank: Independence Branch at 4340 Noland Road, branch established on 1998/02/06. Info updated 2010/08/12: Bank assets: $458.7 mil, Deposits: $414.7 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Olathe Bancshares, Inc.
  • North American Savings Bank, F.S.B.: 11400 East 23rd Branch at 11400 E 23rd Street, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,184.7 mil, Deposits: $889.0 mil, headquarters in Grandview, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • 6 other banks with 6 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Independence, Missouri:

  • Quality Inn & Suites, 4200 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055 , Phone: (816) 373-8856, Fax: (816) 373-3312
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 13712 E 42ND Ter, Independence, MO 64055 , Phone: (816) 373-2800, Fax: (816) 373-0548
  • Woodstock Inn, 1212 W Lexington, Independence, MO 64050 , Phone: (816) 833-2233
  • Crossland, 14800 E 42ND St, Independence, MO 64055 , Phone: (816) 350-2151, Fax: (816) 350-2155
  • Super 8 Motel, 4032 S Lynn CT Dr, Independence, MO 64055 , Phone: (816) 833-1888
  • Best Western Truman Inn, 4048 S Lynn Ct, Independence, MO 64055 , Phone: (816) 254-0100, Fax: (816) 254-6796
  • Holiday Inn Epxress Hotel & Suites, 19901 E Vly View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64057 , Phone: (816) 795-8889, Fax: (816) 795-1734
  • Residence Inn Independence, 3700 S Arrowhead Ave, Independence, MO 64057 , Phone: (816) 795-6466, Fax: (816) 795-6466
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Independence, Missouri

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 (83%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.23%
Here51.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of God
Adherents30.2%22.5%8.3%6.2%4.6%
Congregations7.5%17.2%10.0%4.7%5.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Community Church of ChristLutheran ChurchJewishOther
Adherents3.4%3.2%2.6%2.1%16.8%
Congregations5.8%7.4%3.0%0.5%38.4%
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: 109
Jackson County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 40
Jackson County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 185
Here:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 460
Here:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

9.1%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

30.8%
State:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
Missouri:

13.5%

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 43$205,654$57,3923$1,611
Other Government Administration 51$220,539$51,8926$4,371
Judicial and Legal 19$78,522$49,5932$3,018
Police Protection - Officers 220$1,043,666$56,9270$0
Police - Other 67$211,663$37,91019$2,215
Firefighters 164$885,035$64,7591$498
Fire - Other 7$34,045$58,3631$497
Streets and Highways 91$360,293$47,5117$9,687
Health 35$133,812$45,87819$10,924
Sewerage 79$280,016$42,5344$1,314
Parks and Recreation 44$151,652$41,36057$11,073
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$17,291$51,8730$0
Water Supply 98$362,751$44,4180$0
Electric Power 203$767,687$45,3810$0
Totals for Government 1,125$4,752,626$50,695119$45,208

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

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $9,564,000 ($81.56)
    General - Other: $7,065,000 ($60.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,961,000 ($25.25)
    Regular Highways: $2,417,000 ($20.61)
    Police Protection: $436,000 ($3.72)
    General Public Buildings: $117,000 ($1.00)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.04)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $85,007,000 ($724.88)
    Police Protection: $21,313,000 ($181.74)
    Water Utilities: $15,169,000 ($129.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,737,000 ($117.14)
    Sewerage: $11,777,000 ($100.43)
    General - Other: $6,761,000 ($57.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,802,000 ($40.95)
    Central Staff Services: $3,619,000 ($30.86)
    Financial Administration: $3,199,000 ($27.28)
    General Public Buildings: $2,156,000 ($18.38)
    Health - Other: $1,897,000 ($16.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,382,000 ($11.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,283,000 ($10.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $742,000 ($6.33)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,109,000 ($9.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,794,000 ($40.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $23,038,000 ($196.45)
    Electric Utilities: $7,385,000 ($62.97)
    Sewerage: $3,438,000 ($29.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,782,000 ($15.20)
    General Public Building: $418,000 ($3.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $160,000 ($1.36)
    Police Protection: $115,000 ($0.98)
    Health - Other: $63,000 ($0.54)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($0.18)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,189,000 ($479.14)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,145,000 ($18.29)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,922,000 ($118.72)
    All Other: $2,218,000 ($18.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $309,000 ($2.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,655,000 ($31.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,465,000 ($12.49)
    Public Welfare: $1,321,000 ($11.26)
    Electric Utilities: $1,170,000 ($9.98)
    Health and Hospitals: $511,000 ($4.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,566,000 ($21.88)
    Public Welfare: $680,000 ($5.80)
    Sewerage: $443,000 ($3.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,161,000 ($44.01)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,966,000 ($33.82)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,218,000 ($18.91)
    Rents: $142,000 ($1.21)
    Sale of Property: $56,000 ($0.48)
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000 ($0.32)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $98,727,000 ($841.88)
    Water Utilities: $18,403,000 ($156.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,423,000 ($12.13)
    Electric Utilities: $122,000 ($1.04)
    Public Welfare: $55,000 ($0.47)
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000 ($0.21)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $40,570,000 ($345.95)
    NEC: $12,625,000 ($107.66)
    Property: $10,835,000 ($92.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,646,000 ($65.20)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $4,465,000 ($38.07)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $3,251,000 ($27.72)
    Other License: $1,001,000 ($8.54)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $597,000 ($5.09)
    Motor Vehicle License: $454,000 ($3.87)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $70,000 ($0.60)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,663,000 ($1080.10)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,824,000 ($578.36)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $62,969,000 ($536.96)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,795,000 ($526.95)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $59,361,000 ($506.19)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,608,000 ($30.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,956,000 ($25.21)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $73,440,000 ($626.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $59,911,000 ($510.88)

6.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,320 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Missouri average:

7.87%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($221 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.10%
Missouri average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Johnson County, KS  1.04% ($48,155 average AGI)
from Clay County, MO  0.61% ($32,704)
from Cass County, MO  0.43% ($32,756)


6.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,190 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Missouri average:

7.66%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($217 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.04%
Missouri average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Johnson County, KS  1.17% ($53,380 average AGI)
to Clay County, MO  0.83% ($35,705)
to Cass County, MO  0.58% ($45,970)

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:

  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPHN (1190 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGGN (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GLADSTONE, MO; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPRT (1590 AM; 1 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KCWJ (1030 AM; 1 kW; BLUE SPRINGS, MO; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING ASSOCIATES, LP)
  • KCNW (1380 AM; 3 kW; FAIRWAY, KS; Owner: KANSAS CITY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:

  • KSRC (102.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDAF-FM (106.5 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUDL (98.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBEQ-FM (104.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCUR-FM (89.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CURATORS OF UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KLJC (88.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • KKFI (90.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MID-COAST RADIO PROJECT, INC.)
  • KQRC-FM (98.9 FM; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRBZ (96.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYYS (99.7 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMXV (93.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPRS (103.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFKF-FM (94.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMJK (107.3 FM; LEXINGTON, MO; Owner: ALLUR-KANSAS CITY, INC.)
  • KCCV-FM (92.3 FM; OLATHE, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAYX (92.5 FM; RICHMOND, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWJC (91.9 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:

  • KCPT (Channel 19; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PUBLIC TELEVISION 19, INC.)
  • KSMO-TV (Channel 62; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KSMO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • KMBC-TV (Channel 9; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K48FS (Channel 48; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCWE (Channel 29; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KCWE-TV, INC.)
  • KPXE (Channel 50; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PAXSON KANSAS CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCTV (Channel 5; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K35CT (Channel 35; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KMCI (Channel 38; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSHB-TV (Channel 41; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDAF-TV (Channel 4; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WDAF LICENSE, INC.)
  • K26CR (Channel 26; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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: 138
Total length: 1,030 meters (3,379ft)
Total costs: $21,233,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,630,218
Total average daily truck traffic: 424,203

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 8
  • 1960-1969: 61
  • 1970-1979: 9
  • 1980-1989: 15
  • 1990-1999: 9
  • 2000-2009: 26
  • 2010-2012: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Independence, MO

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 Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Independence, MO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 611 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Independence)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Independence)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 91 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED706$100,368415$93,9851,853$120,684147$33,5016$1,920,648224$66,2064$29,855
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED30$90,78325$72,462193$110,04933$25,7571$285,0007$71,1735$35,308
APPLICATIONS DENIED121$103,39669$68,775822$120,496163$27,3703$2,789,33366$77,9137$25,654
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN73$105,26453$79,691579$112,05828$27,8063$2,206,66335$77,4010$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$82,47212$84,363110$114,2527$50,1270$07$83,5510$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 27 tracts in Independence, MO

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED54$122,69363$149,2870$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$103,48141$142,1252$74,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$146,70522$123,4920$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$131,8989$153,8410$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$199,5004$119,0830$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 626
  • Hazardous Condition: 134
  • Service Call: 22
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Independence


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

Most common first names in Independence, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary87779.5 years
William84474.1 years
John83573.1 years
James70872.0 years
Robert62571.4 years
Charles57974.1 years
George46775.9 years
Helen37879.9 years
Dorothy36177.9 years
Margaret31578.8 years
Most common last names in Independence, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith50075.9 years
Johnson25676.1 years
Jones23576.1 years
Williams23175.3 years
Miller21276.2 years
Brown20277.4 years
Davis20275.7 years
Wilson16174.5 years
Martin14877.0 years
Anderson13478.1 years
Businesses in Independence, MO
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1KFC3
7-Eleven5Kmart2
ALDO1Kohl's1
AMF Bowling2La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters2Lowe's1
Applebee's1Macy's1
Arby's4Marriott2
AutoZone3Marshalls1
Bakers1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's9
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity3
Blockbuster4New Balance2
Budget Car Rental1New York & Co1
Burger King4Nike17
CVS4Office Depot1
CarMax1OfficeMax1
Casual Male XL1Old Navy1
Catherines1Olive Garden1
Charlotte Russe1On The Border1
Chick-Fil-A1Outback1
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse1
Chipotle1Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panda Express1
Church's Chicken3Panera Bread1
Cold Stone Creamery1Papa John's Pizza3
Coldwater Creek1Payless4
Comfort Suites1Penske1
Costco1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut4
Cricket Wireless9Popeyes1
Crossland Economy Studios1Quality1
Dairy Queen2Quiznos2
Deb1RadioShack2
Decora Cabinetry1Red Lobster1
Dennys2Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
DressBarn1Ryan's Grill1
Express1SONIC Drive-In6
Famous Footwear1Sam's Club1
Fashion Bug1Sears4
FedEx13Sephora1
Finish Line1Shoe Carnival1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel4
Forever 211Starbucks4
GNC1Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop4Subway10
Goodwill1Super 81
Gymboree1T-Mobile6
H&R Block7Taco Bell7
Hardee's3Target1
Hobby Lobby1Torrid1
Holiday Inn2Toys"R"Us1
Hollister Co.1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul8
HomeTown Buffet1UPS18
Hot Topic1Vans4
IHOP1Victoria's Secret1
J. Jill1Walgreens4
JCPenney1Walmart1
Jimmy John's1Wendy's5
Jones New York2Wet Seal1
Journeys1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Independence, MO


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  • #34 (64053) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #75 (64120) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Belgian first ancestries"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Mark A. Etter (6)
  • Michael L. Bryson (6)
  • Roger E. Billings (3)
  • Thomas W. Higginbotham (3)
  • Michael A. Duree (3)
  • Randall T. Busky (3)
  • Jorge Garcia (3)
  • George R. Hildebrand (3)
  • David Meinsen (3)
  • Carl Riesco (2)

Total of 96 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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