For population 25 years and over in Independence:
For population 15 years and over in Independence town:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hamburg, NY (72.6 miles , pop. 56,259).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (77.4 miles , pop. 219,773).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (198.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.05 N, Longitude: 77.79 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 607
Work and jobs in Independence: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Independence, New York
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Independence-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/21/2003, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Independence town center caused $200,000 in damages.
On 6/20/1969, a category F3 tornado 22.9 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Independence-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 28.5 miles away from Independence center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Allegany County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Independence compared to New York state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Independence (based on Allegany County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.73%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 15
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Number of full-service restaurants: 42
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,872 average adjusted gross income)
0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($482 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,081 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Independence, NY
Total length: 15 meters (49ft)
Total costs: $20,234,000
Total average daily traffic: 8,940
Total average daily truck traffic: 977
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 12,450
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
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