Independence, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 7,124 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 
Males: 3,549  (49.8%)
Females: 3,575  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

46.6 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 44131.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $68,959 (it was $57,733 in 2000)
Independence:

$68,959
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,525 (it was $26,447 in 2000)

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $228,830 (it was $191,300 in 2000)
Independence:

$228,830
OH:

$144,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $177,110; detached houses: $183,699; townhouses or other attached units: $165,572; in 2-unit structures: $123,072; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $124,774; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,094; mobile homes: $31,898

Median gross rent in 2017: $830.

March 2019 cost of living index in Independence: 96.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.5%
(2.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.3% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Independence, OH (2010)
    • 6,83395.8%White alone
    • 1351.9%Asian alone
    • 771.1%Hispanic
    • 470.7%Two or more races
    • 300.4%Black alone
    • 80.1%Other race alone
    • 30.04%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Independence, Ohio as of October 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Independence is 3,531 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Independence by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(14.5)
2
(29.6)
1
(14.7)
1
(14.9)
1
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.3)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
2
(28.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(72.7)
3
(44.4)
1
(14.7)
1
(14.9)
2
(30.0)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
1
(14.0)
1
(14.0)
1
(14.0)
1
(14.0)
4
(56.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(29.1)
5
(74.0)
6
(88.4)
6
(89.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
8
(113.2)
2
(28.0)
3
(42.0)
2
(28.0)
10
(140.2)
1
(14.0)
6
(84.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19
(276.3)
10
(147.9)
10
(147.4)
14
(207.9)
15
(225.2)
24
(336.2)
30
(424.3)
16
(224.1)
5
(70.0)
4
(56.0)
6
(84.1)
4
(56.1)
12
(168.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
126
(1,832)
163
(2,411)
159
(2,343)
134
(1,990)
97
(1,456)
98
(1,373)
151
(2,136)
139
(1,947)
125
(1,749)
46
(644.3)
111
(1,556)
123
(1,724)
111
(1,556)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(247.2)
15
(221.9)
12
(176.9)
4
(59.4)
3
(45.0)
4
(56.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
3
(42.1)
2
(28.0)
2
(28.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)151.7176.3152.1133.198.689.9160.4114.687.440.6103.893.3132.3

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City-data.com crime index in Independence, OH

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 45 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.48
Ohio average:

1.27
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Ancestries: Polish (24.0%), Italian (17.1%), German (10.6%), American (7.6%), Irish (7.2%), Czech (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1958

Elevation: 856 feet

Land area: 9.59 square miles.

Population density: 743 people per square mile   (low).

Independence, Ohio map

436 residents are foreign born (5.2% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

This city:

6.2%
Ohio:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,087 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,487 (1.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.38 N, Longitude: 81.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +14,042 (+199.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 983 (24.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Independence, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Independence, OH in 2017

Property values in Independence, OH

Independence satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $418,900
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $336,900
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $402,200
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $263,500
  • 2017: 31 buildings, average cost: $313,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Independence, OH residents
Average permit cost in Independence, OH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Ohio:

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

Population change in the 1990s: +830 (+13.2%).
Most common industries in Independence, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.2%)
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.7%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Independence, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.0%)
  • Top executives (4.6%)
  • Engineers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Registered nurses (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (2.7%)

Average climate in Independence, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Independence, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.9. This is about average.

City:

84.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.248. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.248
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.550. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.550
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 22.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.27
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Independence-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 1% smaller 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 slightly below Ohio state average. It is 85% 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 Independence 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 Independence center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 251.5 miles away from Independence center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 154.1 miles away from Independence 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
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 (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Independence topographic map

Hospitals in Independence:

  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (4807 ROCKSIDE ROAD, SUITE 110)
  • HOSPICE OF THE CLEVELAND CLINIC (6801 BRECKSVILLE ROAD, SUITE 10)
  • INDEPENDENCE HOUSE (4711 EAST SPRAGUE ROAD)

Dialysis Facilities in Independence:

  • ROCKSIDE DIALYSIS (4801 ACORN DRIVE)

Home Health Centers in Independence:

  • BAYADA NURSES, INC (5000 ROCKSIDE ROAD, SUITE 320)
  • CLEVELAND CLINIC HOME CARE (6801 BRECKSVILLE ROAD, SUITE 10)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (6155 ROCKSIDE ROAD, SUITE 100)
  • GREATER CLEVELAND HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (5755 GRANGER ROAD SUITE 425)
  • HEARTLAND HOME CARE INC (4807 ROCKSIDE RD, SUITE 110)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH CARE SERVICES (6100 ROCKSIDE WOODS BLVD, SUITE 110)
  • PERSONAL TOUCH HOME CARE OF OHIO (4500 ROCKSIDE ROAD, #460)

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:

  • Miami-Jacobs Career College-Independence (Full-time enrollment: 227; Location: 6400 Rockside Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.miamijacobs.edu/)
  • Central School of Practical Nursing (Full-time enrollment: 155; Location: 4700 Rockside Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cspnohio.org)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Cuyahoga Community College District (about 8 miles; Cleveland, OH; Full-time enrollment: 20,271)
  • Case Western Reserve University (about 9 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 7,034)
  • Cleveland State University (about 9 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 14,161)
  • John Carroll University (about 10 miles; University Heights, OH; FT enrollment: 3,546)
  • Baldwin Wallace University (about 11 miles; Berea, OH; FT enrollment: 3,699)
  • University of Akron Main Campus (about 23 miles; Akron, OH; FT enrollment: 22,216)
  • Kent State University at Kent (about 23 miles; Kent, OH; FT enrollment: 25,431)

Public high school in Independence:

Public elementary/middle schools in Independence:

Private elementary/middle school in Independence:

  • ST MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 375, Location: 6906 CHESTNUT RD, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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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
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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Independence:

Marital status in Independence, OH
  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Ohio average:

10.7

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

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Religion statistics for Independence, OH (based on Cuyahoga County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic366,464110
Evangelical Protestant106,477326
Mainline Protestant94,977233
Other49,641126
Black Protestant40,776129
Orthodox16,45631
None605,331-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 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.
State:

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

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

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

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cuyahoga County:

10.8%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
Ohio:

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

10.4%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.5%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Independence:

46.6%
Ohio:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Independence:

28.8
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Independence:

20.4%
Ohio:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Independence:

10.7%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Independence:

36.6%
Ohio:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

54.9%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.5%
State:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Independence, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 34$259,320$91,5252$15,259
Streets and Highways 29$171,071$70,7887$13,010
Firefighters 23$163,972$85,5518$5,444
Other and Unallocable 12$65,412$65,41257$72,191
Police - Other 11$50,764$55,3798$16,812
Parks and Recreation 8$40,281$60,42242$59,331
Other Government Administration 8$43,951$65,92727$21,620
Housing and Community Development (Local) 6$29,764$59,5280$0
Sewerage 4$23,465$70,3950$0
Financial Administration 4$21,709$65,1273$11,750
Correction 2$6,580$39,4802$866
Welfare 2$10,748$64,4880$0
Judicial and Legal 2$8,814$52,8846$14,777
Health 1$4,078$48,9360$0
Fire - Other 1$4,497$53,9640$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 6$11,048
Totals for Government 147$904,426$73,831168$242,108

Independence government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,002,000 ($842.50)
    Regular Highways: $4,126,000 ($579.17)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,572,000 ($782.14)
    Police Protection: $5,187,000 ($728.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,763,000 ($528.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,213,000 ($451.01)
    Regular Highways: $2,789,000 ($391.49)
    Financial Administration: $1,352,000 ($189.78)
    General Public Buildings: $1,246,000 ($174.90)
    Central Staff Services: $912,000 ($128.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $612,000 ($85.91)
    Sewerage: $302,000 ($42.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $258,000 ($36.22)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $114,000 ($16.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $780,000 ($109.49)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $18,000 ($2.53)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($1.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $723,000 ($101.49)
    Sewerage: $528,000 ($74.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,292,000 ($1585.06)

Independence government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $583,000 ($81.84)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $20,000 ($2.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $793,000 ($111.31)
    General Revenue - Other: $433,000 ($60.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $319,000 ($44.78)
    Rents: $270,000 ($37.90)
    Special Assessments: $59,000 ($8.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,997,000 ($280.32)
    Highways: $486,000 ($68.22)
    Other: $42,000 ($5.90)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $28,173,000 ($3954.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,413,000 ($198.34)
    Property: $913,000 ($128.16)
    Other License: $735,000 ($103.17)

Independence government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,520,000 ($2740.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,420,000 ($2585.63)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,100,000 ($154.41)

Independence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,579,000 ($362.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,388,000 ($2300.39)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,000 ($7.30)

3.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,308 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.84%
Ohio average:

5.23%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($563 average AGI)
Cuyahoga County:

0.02%
Ohio average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lorain County, OH  0.38% ($47,363 average AGI)
from Summit County, OH  0.37% ($53,747)
from Lake County, OH  0.32% ($45,708)


4.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($69,451 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Ohio average:

5.51%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($731 average AGI)
Cuyahoga County:

0.05%
Ohio average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lorain County, OH  0.49% ($73,949 average AGI)
to Summit County, OH  0.41% ($59,201)
to Lake County, OH  0.40% ($47,882)
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
Hilton3UPS6
Holiday Inn2Verizon Wireless1
Jimmy John's1Walgreens1
La Quinta1Wendy's1
Marriott2

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.)
Independence fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Independence fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 63Number of bridges
  • 1,837ft / 560mTotal length
  • $13,733,000Total costs
  • 1,460,414Total average daily traffic
  • 159,220Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,341,251Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Independence, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 391970-1979
  • 21990-1999
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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 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: 03/18/2014, Expiration Date: 05/23/2024, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2015, 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
  • 6305 Selig Blvd (Lat: 41.378389 Lon: -81.642361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: KEO311,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz, 155.775 MHz, Grant Date: 06/14/2013, Expiration Date: 07/22/2023, Certifier: Rick Casentini, Registrant: City Of Independence, Ohio, 6357 Selig Dr., Independence, OH 44131, Phone: (216) 524-9200, Fax: (216) 524-1565, Email:
  • Lat: 41.416333 Lon: -81.646139, Call Sign: KQF473,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2012, Expiration Date: 07/20/2022, Certifier: Larry W Allen, Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 08/17/2013, Certifier: Stephen Fein, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Lat: 41.402167 Lon: -81.647083, Call Sign: WRAR525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.312 MHz, 451.487 MHz, 452.787 MHz, 456.487 MHz, 469.750 MHz, Grant Date: 02/06/2018, Expiration Date: 02/06/2028, Certifier: Hripsime Manukyan, Registrant: Alpha Prime Communications, 1808 Janke Drive, Suite E, Northbrook, IL 60062, Phone: (847) 412-0686, Fax: (847) 412-0636, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

29 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Independence)
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 in Independence, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Independence, OH - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 43. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 65 took place in 2005, and the least - 5 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Independence, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (39.4%), and Outside Fires (33.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Independence, OH
    • 28939.4%Structure Fires
    • 24433.2%Outside Fires
    • 19827.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 30.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Independence, OH

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Independence, Ohio:

  • Crowne Plaza Cleveland South Independence, 5300 Rockside Rd, Independence, Ohio 44131 , Phone: (216) 524-0700, Fax: (216) 524-0335
  • Hilton Cleveland South, 6200 Quarry Ln, Independence, Ohio 44131 , Phone: (216) 447-1300, Fax: (216) 642-9334
  • La Quinta Inn Cleveland Independence, 6161 Quarry Ln, Independence, Ohio 44131 , Phone: (216) 447-1133, Fax: (216) 447-0135
  • Hyatt Place-Cleveland/Independence, 6025 Jefferson, Independence, Ohio 44131 , Phone: (216) 328-1060, Fax: (216) 328-1071
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Cleveland Rockside, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd, Independence, Ohio 44131 , Phone: (216) 986-9900, Fax: (216) 986-9901
  • Cleveland-Independnce Hampton Inn & Suites, 6020 Jefferson Dirve, Independence, Ohio 44131 , Phone: (216) 520-2020, Fax: (216) 674-7917
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 5555 Brecksville Rd, Independence, Ohio 44131 , Phone: (216) 524-3600, Fax: (216) 901-1844
  • Residence Inn By Marriott Independence, 5101 W Creek Rd, Independence, Ohio 44131 , Phone: (216) 520-1450, Fax: (216) 642-9830
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Independence, Ohio
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Independence, OH
  • 96.4%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Independence, OH
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Independence compared to Ohio state average:

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

Independence on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved more then 10 years ago (1,000+ households)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #72 (44131) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Hungarian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #73 (44131) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #85 (44131) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovak first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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