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Population in 2012: 7,136 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.4%
 

Males: 3,516  (49.3%)
Females: 3,620  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  47.0 years
Ohio median age:  40.5 years

Zip codes: 44131.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $67,251 (it was $57,733 in 2000)
Independence:

$67,251
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,728

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $203,771 (it was $191,300 in 2000)
Independence:

$203,771
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $264,214; Detached houses: $265,077; In 2-unit structures: $134,832

Median gross rent in 2012: $788.

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  • White alone - 6,833 (95.8%)
  • Asian alone - 135 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 77 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 47 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 30 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Independence: 97.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Polish (23.8%), German (15.2%), Irish (13.7%), Italian (12.0%), English (5.6%), Czech (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1958

Elevation: 856 feet

Land area: 9.59 square miles.

Population density: 744 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

192 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

This city:  2.7%
Ohio:  3.9%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Independence, Ohio as of October 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Independence to the number of sex offenders is 7,136 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,780 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,065 (1.6%)

Independence satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Parma, OH (4.6 miles , pop. 85,655).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cleveland, OH (7.1 miles , pop. 478,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (313.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Valley View, OH (1.1 miles ), Seven Hills, OH (1.4 miles ), Brooklyn Heights, OH (1.7 miles ), Garfield Heights, OH (1.8 miles ), Cuyahoga Heights, OH (2.0 miles ), Broadview Heights, OH (2.1 miles ), Parma, OH (2.1 miles ), Walton Hills, OH (2.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $258,400
  • 1998: 37 buildings, average cost: $233,900
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $240,300
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $292,100
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $293,700
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $259,800
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $275,200
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $301,400
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $248,600
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $267,700
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $280,100
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $507,100
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $258,800
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $232,400
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $297,100
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $252,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.38 N, Longitude: 81.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +13,884 (+195.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 836 (25.2%)

Independence household income distribution Independence home values distribution

Property values in Independence, OH


 

Crime rates in Independence by Year
Type 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 011211102
per 100,000 0.014.014.529.614.714.915.00.028.3
Robberies 005311210
per 100,000 0.00.072.744.414.714.930.014.00.0
Assaults 262566018
per 100,000 28.083.829.174.088.489.10.014.0113.2
Burglaries 3219101014152430
per 100,000 41.927.9276.3147.9147.4207.9225.2336.2424.3
Thefts 33271261631591349798151
per 100,000 461.4377.21832.22411.22343.41990.21456.01372.92135.8
Auto thefts 13131715124340
per 100,000 181.8181.6247.2221.9176.959.445.056.00.0
Arson 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.0) 29.842.8109.0126.7109.395.670.964.6115.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 43 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.48
Ohio average:

2.11

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Ohio:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +830 (+13.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

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

Average climate in Independence, Ohio

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Tornado activity:

Independence-area historical tornado activity is near Ohio state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the Independence city center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

Earthquake activity:

Independence-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 65.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 29.2 miles away from Independence center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 15.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.2 miles away from Independence center
On 6/30/2003 at 19:21:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 36.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cuyahoga County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Independence:

  • ROCKSIDE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 4801 ACORN DRIVE)
  • BAYADA NURSES, INC (Home Health Center, 5000 ROCKSIDE ROAD, SUITE 320)
  • CLEVELAND CLINIC HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 6801 BRECKSVILLE ROAD, SUITE 10)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 6155 ROCKSIDE ROAD, SUITE 100)
  • GREATER CLEVELAND HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, 5755 GRANGER ROAD SUITE 425)
  • HEARTLAND HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 4807 ROCKSIDE RD, SUITE 110)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 6100 ROCKSIDE WOODS BLVD, SUITE 110)
  • PERSONAL TOUCH HOME CARE OF OHIO (Home Health Center, 4500 ROCKSIDE ROAD, #460)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, 4807 ROCKSIDE ROAD, SUITE 110)
  • HOSPICE OF THE CLEVELAND CLINIC (Hospital, 6801 BRECKSVILLE ROAD, SUITE 10)
  • INDEPENDENCE HOUSE (Hospital, 4711 EAST SPRAGUE ROAD)

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Amtrak station near Independence:

  • 9 miles: CLEVELAND (200 CLEVELAND MEMORIAL SHOREWAY) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Independence:

  • University of Phoenix-Cleveland Campus (Full-time enrollment: 609; Location: 5005 Rockside Rd Ste 130; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (FT enrollment: 433; Location: 6000 Rockside Woods Boulevard; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ocpm.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Cuyahoga Community College District (about 9 miles; Cleveland, OH; Full-time enrollment: 12,113)
  • Cleveland State University (about 9 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 9,718)
  • Case Western Reserve University (about 9 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 8,455)
  • John Carroll University (about 10 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 3,148)
  • Baldwin-Wallace College (about 11 miles; Berea, OH; FT enrollment: 3,560)
  • University of Akron Main Campus (about 23 miles; Akron, OH; FT enrollment: 18,925)
  • Kent State University Kent Campus (about 23 miles; Kent, OH; FT enrollment: 20,286)

Public high school in Independence:

Public elementary/middle schools in Independence:

Private elementary/middle schools in Independence:

  • ST MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 442; Location: 6906 CHESTNUT RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LE CHAPERON ROUGE (Students: 23; Location: 7000 ROCKSIDE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
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Notable locations in Independence: Independence Fire Department (A), Independence City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Independence Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Maple Shade Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: West Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Independence include: Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area (1), Elmwood Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Embassy Suites Hotel Cleveland Rockside (5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard), Hampton Inn (6020 Jefferson Drive), Hampton Inn & Suites Cleveland-Independence (6020 Jefferson Dr), Four Points by Sheraton Cleveland South (5300 Rockside Road), Amerinns Corporation (6000 Rockside Woods Boulevard Suite 250), Clarion Hotel & Conference Center (5300 Rockside Road), Comfort Inn (6191 Quarry Lane), Baymont Inn & Suites - I 77 at Rockside Road Independence (6161 Quarry Lane), Hilton Cleveland South (6200 Quarry Lane).

 
Cuyahoga County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate 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 39.2. This is worse than average.
City:

39.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.2. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.9
U.S.:

9.6
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.345. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.345
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.60. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.60
U.S.:

2.43

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

BREEZEWAY MOBILE MANOR (Address: Suite 110 , Population served: 67, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2006)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2002)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.0%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 1.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 37.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.2%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.2%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Independence, OH

11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
73 people in religious group quarters in 2000
9 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Independence compared to Ohio state average:

Independence, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Independence (2011 data):

  • Dollar Bank, Federal Savings Bank: Independence Branch at 6563 Brecksville Road, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $6,350.8 mil, Deposits: $4,971.8 mil, headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 62 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Independence Branch at 6730 Rockside Road, branch established on 1957/12/20. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Crescent Bank & Trust: Cleveland Lpo at 5755 Granger Road, branch established on 2005/06/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $624.5 mil, Deposits: $542.4 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Cb&T Holding Corporation
  • Independence Bank: at 4401 Rockside Road, branch established on 1979/08/15. Info updated 2010/09/09: Bank assets: $156.8 mil, Deposits: $137.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Independence Banccorp
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Independence Branch at 6200 Rockside Woods Boulevard, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Independence Branch at 6511 Brecksville Road, branch established on 1902/12/01. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Independence Branch at 6100 Rockside Woods Boulevard, branch established on 1982/01/12. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Independence Branch at 6213 Brecksville Road, branch established on 1965/07/22. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Independence, Ohio:

  • Crowne Plaza Cleveland South Independence, 5300 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131 , Phone: (216) 524-0700, Fax: (216) 524-0335
  • Red Roof Inn, 6020 Quarry Ln, Independence, OH 44131 , Phone: (216) 447-0030, Fax: (216) 447-0092
  • Hilton Cleveland South, 6200 Quarry Ln, Independence, OH 44131 , Phone: (216) 447-1300, Fax: (216) 642-9334
  • La Quinta Inn, 6161 Quarry Ln, Independence, OH 44131 , Phone: (216) 447-1133
  • Comfort Inn, 6191 Quarry Ln, Independence, OH 44131 , Phone: (216) 328-7777
  • Hyatt Place-Cleveland/Independence, 6025 Jefferson, Independence, OH 44131 , Phone: (216) 328-1060, Fax: (216) 328-1071
  • Courtyard By Marriott, 5051 W CRK Rd, Independence, OH 44131 , Phone: (800) 321-2211
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Cleveland Rockside, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd, Independence, OH 44131 , Phone: (216) 986-9900, Fax: (216) 986-9901
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Independence, Ohio

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 (91%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.81%
Here57.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALutheran Church
Adherents60.3%9.8%3.8%3.0%2.9%
Congregations20.1%5.0%7.4%4.3%5.5%
NameMuslim EstimateEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.5%2.5%2.2%1.8%11.3%
Congregations1.8%5.3%5.7%4.4%40.5%
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: 302
Cuyahoga County:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 218
Cuyahoga County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 293
Cuyahoga County:

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 891
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cuyahoga County:

28.3%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.4%
State:

11.9%

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 4$18,562$55,6863$6,429
Other Government Administration 8$37,578$56,36720$11,829
Judicial and Legal 2$7,536$45,2164$8,086
Police Protection - Officers 35$221,725$76,0202$8,349
Police - Other 11$43,405$47,3516$9,199
Firefighters 24$140,199$70,1006$2,978
Fire - Other 1$3,844$46,1280$0
Correction 2$5,626$33,7562$474
Streets and Highways 30$146,268$58,5075$7,118
Welfare 2$9,190$55,1400$0
Health 1$3,487$41,8440$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 4$6,044
Sewerage 4$20,063$60,1890$0
Parks and Recreation 8$34,441$51,66232$32,462
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$25,450$50,9000$0
Other and Unallocable 13$55,928$51,62641$39,498
Totals for Government 151$773,302$61,454125$132,466

Independence government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $5,734,000 ($803.53)
    Regular Highways: $2,776,000 ($389.01)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,796,000 ($672.09)
    General - Other: $3,313,000 ($464.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,825,000 ($395.88)
    Fire Protection: $2,583,000 ($361.97)
    Regular Highways: $2,048,000 ($287.00)
    General Public Buildings: $1,231,000 ($172.51)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,032,000 ($144.62)
    Financial Administration: $828,000 ($116.03)
    Central Staff Services: $620,000 ($86.88)
    Health Services - Other: $95,000 ($13.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $795,000 ($111.41)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $7,000 ($0.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $198,000 ($27.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,424,000 ($760.09)

Independence government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $33,000 ($4.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $838,000 ($117.43)
    Interest Earnings: $549,000 ($76.93)
    Special Assessments: $363,000 ($50.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,200,000 ($588.57)
    General Support: $970,000 ($135.93)
    All Other: $447,000 ($62.64)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $18,103,000 ($2536.86)
    Property: $2,498,000 ($350.06)
    NEC: $719,000 ($100.76)

Independence government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $13,100,000 ($1835.76)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $37,420,000 ($5243.83)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $37,285,000 ($5224.92)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $13,235,000 ($1854.68)

Independence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,727,000 ($2063.76)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,376,000 ($1594.17)

3.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.44%
Ohio average:

5.31%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($554 average AGI)
Cuyahoga County:

0.13%
Ohio average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lorain County, OH  0.32% ($37,059 average AGI)
from Summit County, OH  0.31% ($43,425)
from Lake County, OH  0.28% ($34,536)


4.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($52,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Ohio average:

5.79%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($430 average AGI)
Cuyahoga County:

0.05%
Ohio average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lorain County, OH  0.51% ($52,984 average AGI)
to Summit County, OH  0.46% ($47,737)
to Lake County, OH  0.40% ($41,188)

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:

  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRMR (1420 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CLEVELAND CLASSICAL RADIO, LLC)
  • WWMK (1260 AM; 10 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WERE (1300 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH)
  • WCUE (1150 AM; 5 kW; CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHLO (640 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH)
  • WJTB (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR BROADCASTING CO)
  • WABQ (1540 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WABQ, INC.)
  • WCCD (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PARMA, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:

  • WMJI (105.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMMS (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDOK (102.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WQAL (104.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMVX (106.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCX (98.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF CLEVELAND INC.)
  • WCPN (90.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WGAR-FM (99.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCRF-FM (103.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WZAK (93.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFHM-FM (95.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WXTM (92.3 FM; CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAKS (96.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WENZ (107.9 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJCU (88.7 FM; UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY)
  • WKSU-FM (89.7 FM; KENT, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQMX (94.9 FM; MEDINA, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC)
  • WZIP (88.1 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON)
  • WONE-FM (97.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNWV (107.3 FM; ELYRIA, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:

  • WKYC-TV (Channel 3; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WKYC-TV, INC.)
  • WOIO (Channel 19; SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WBNX-TV (Channel 55; AKRON, OH; Owner: WINSTON BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W35AX (Channel 35; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WQHS-TV (Channel 61; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: UNIVISION CLEVELAND LLC)
  • WEWS-TV (Channel 5; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUAB (Channel 43; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WJW (Channel 8; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WJW LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVIZ (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WRAP-CA (Channel 32; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXOX-LP (Channel 65; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • W53AX (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WEAO (Channel 49; AKRON, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WVPX (Channel 23; AKRON, OH; Owner: PAXSON AKRON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WAKN-LP (Channel 11; AKRON, OH; Owner: AKRON TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W51BI (Channel 51; KIRTLAND, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDLI (Channel 17; CANTON, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAOH-LP (Channel 29; AKRON, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOAC (Channel 67; CANTON, OH; Owner: WRAY, INC.)

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

Independence, Ohio:
  • Fatal accident count: 61
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 89
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 17
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 136
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Ohio average:
  • Fatal accident count: 119
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 175
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 128
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 285
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

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: 56
Total length: 876 meters (2,874ft)
Total costs: $13,733,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,689,911
Total average daily truck traffic: 118,551

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 6
  • 1960-1969: 11
  • 1970-1979: 32
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Independence, OH

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Odot Independence Garage 5499 Brecksville Rd (Lat: 41.412833 Lon: -81.642083), Call Sign: KQH944, Licensee ID: L00007339
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.2200 MHz, 47.3400 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/10/2004, Expiration Date: 05/23/2014
    Registrant: State Of Ohio, 1980 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43223, Phone: (614) 752-0404
  • 6305 Selig Blvd (Lat: 41.380611 Lon: -81.639861), Call Sign: KKV441, Licensee ID: L00466098
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz... (+5 more)
    Grant Date: 05/31/2012, Expiration Date: 06/02/2022, Cancellation Date: 06/04/2012
    Registrant: City Of Independence, 6305 Selig Blvd, Independence, OH 44131, Phone: (216) 526-1415
  • Lat: 41.380833 Lon: -81.623333, Call Sign: WPSH977, Licensee ID: L00337560
    Assigned Frequencies: 425.075 MHz, 425.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/2001, Expiration Date: 05/03/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2011, Certifier: Tom Reeder
    Registrant: Hydraulic Press Brick Company, 31330, Cleveland, OH 44131-0330, Phone: (216) 524-2950, Fax: (216) 524-4069
  • Crown Centre I (Lat: 41.380278 Lon: -81.641389), Call Sign: WPXU759
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/13/2003, Expiration Date: 06/13/2013, Certifier: Stephen Fein
    Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: BEECH 76 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1850N , Serial Number: ME-429, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 12/19/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Blair David Martin, 4851 Hickory Nut Ln, Independence, OH 44131
  • Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AMERICAN CORP AA-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 2072X , Serial Number: AA5B-1101
    Registrant (Individual): Bradford H Braude, 7100 Hemoga St, Independence, OH 44131
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/29/1996
  • Aircraft: CESSNA TR182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4723T , Serial Number: R18201744, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Matthew Teare, 4415 E Pleasant Valley, Independence, OH 44131
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-350 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55088 , Serial Number: 28R-7335178, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 03/02/1973
    Registrant (Corporation): Jtk LLC, 6385 Evergreen Dr, Independence, OH 44131
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC RAVEN S57-A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 6346X , Serial Number: S57A-3122, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 06/28/1991
    Registrant (Corporation): Re/Max N Ohio Advertising Fund Inc, 5005 Rockside Rd Ste 160, Independence, OH 44131
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7381W , Serial Number: 28-1265, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 05/27/1963
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Anthony L Togliatti, 5803 Chestnut Rd, Independence, OH 44131, Other Owners: Robert A Togliatti



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$198,68843$185,233172$181,75612$31,0006$133,833
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$206,0000$015$263,6672$94,5001$24,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$185,5002$69,00052$196,7692$111,0002$61,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$196,3331$158,00030$220,8001$65,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$103,0000$011$187,8180$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1561.01 , 1561.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$179,6673$213,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$166,0001$153,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$324,0002$224,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$166,0001$368,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$323,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1561.01 , 1561.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 48
  • Hazardous Condition: 61
  • Service Call: 9

Incident types - Independence


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Independence, OH
Businesses in Independence, OH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Applebee's1Outback1
CVS1Outback Steakhouse1
Chipotle1Red Robin1
Comfort Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Days Inn1Starbucks1
Dennys1The Room Place1
FedEx4U-Haul1
Holiday Inn2UPS6
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless1
La Quinta1Walgreens1
Marriott2Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Independence, OH

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