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Population in 2012: 8,650 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +43.3%
Males: 4,551  (52.6%)
Females: 4,099  (47.4%)

Median resident age:  28.3 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 97351.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,413 (it was $36,790 in 2000)
Independence:

$36,413
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,892

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $153,768 (it was $100,900 in 2000)
Independence:

$153,768
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $173,604; Detached houses: $202,155; Townhouses or other attached units: $174,410; In 2-unit structures: $251,925; Mobile homes: $67,168; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,193

Median gross rent in 2012: $864.

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  • White alone - 4,685 (54.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3,271 (38.3%)
  • Two or more races - 284 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 146 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 109 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 34 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Independence: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (12.7%), English (8.8%), Irish (4.4%), Norwegian (2.8%), Scottish (2.6%), French Canadian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Elevation: 168 feet

Land area: 2.33 square miles.

Population density: 3,706 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 12.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city:

  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

1,274 residents are foreign born

This city:  14.9%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,854 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,706 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Salem, OR (9.6 miles , pop. 136,924).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (53.6 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (787.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Monmouth, OR (1.4 miles ), Rickreall, OR (2.4 miles) , Eola, OR (2.6 miles) , Dallas, OR (2.8 miles ), Salem, OR (3.1 miles ), Turner, OR (3.4 miles ), Four Corners, OR (3.5 miles ), Falls City, OR (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 81 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 1998: 119 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2000: 53 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2003: 119 buildings, average cost: $147,900
  • 2004: 115 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2005: 107 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2006: 83 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2007: 41 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $273,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $349,900
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $204,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.85 N, Longitude: 123.19 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,404 (-16.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 504 (15.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 503

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Crime rates in Independence by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2011 2012
Murders 00000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.012.00.00.0
Rapes 31383344
per 100,000 49.016.143.8113.639.236.046.145.9
Robberies 10101103
per 100,000 16.30.014.60.013.112.00.034.4
Assaults 5662112151410
per 100,000 81.696.687.5298.2156.9180.1161.3114.7
Burglaries 5629303835253530
per 100,000 914.1466.8437.6539.5457.5300.2403.2344.0
Thefts 182245229238197155170182
per 100,000 2970.93944.03340.63379.22575.21861.41958.32087.2
Auto thefts 131715121691313
per 100,000 212.2273.7218.8170.4209.2108.1149.8149.1
Arson 11230241
per 100,000 16.316.129.242.60.024.046.111.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 273.1256.6250.5353.7229.2206.3196.9198.8

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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: 14 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Oregon average:

1.57

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,560 (+34.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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

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Earthquake activity:

Independence-area historical earthquake activity is below Oregon state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1993 at 13:34:35, a magnitude 5.7 (5.5 MB, 5.4 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 12.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 34.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/2004 at 16:45:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MB, 4.1 MS, 4.9 MW, 4.8 MW, Depth: 18.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.5 miles away from Independence center
On 8/19/2004 at 06:06:03, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.5 MS, 4.7 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 17.3 mi) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/2002 at 14:36:04, a magnitude 4.5 (4.0 MB, 4.5 MD, Depth: 3.9 mi) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/24/2003 at 19:26:30, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 10.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.4 miles away from Independence center
On 9/24/2007 at 06:20:54, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, 3.6 ML, Depth: 14.6 mi) earthquake occurred 19.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1525 MONMOUTH STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Independence:

  • AVAMERE REHABILITATION OF SALEM (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SALEM, OR)
  • SOUTH SALEM CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SALEM, OR)
  • WEST VALLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 8 miles away; DALLAS, OR)

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Airports located in Independence:


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Amtrak stations near Independence:

  • 10 miles: SALEM (500 13TH ST. SE) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: ALBANY (110 SW 10TH AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.open.org/~independ

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Western Oregon University (about 3 miles; Monmouth, OR; Full-time enrollment: 4,490)
  • Willamette University (about 10 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 2,618)
  • Chemeketa Community College (about 14 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 5,853)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (about 19 miles; Albany, OR; FT enrollment: 3,551)
  • Oregon State University (about 21 miles; Corvallis, OR; FT enrollment: 17,858)
  • George Fox University (about 34 miles; Newberg, OR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 45 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 3,205)

Public high school in Independence:

Public elementary/middle schools in Independence:

See full list of schools located in Independence, School District: CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 13J

Library in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $317,400; Location: 175 MONMOUTH ST; 33,662 books; 2,126 audio materials; 4,589 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 27 state licensed databases; 59 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Independence: Independence Sewage Treatment Plant (A), Riverview City Park Boat Ramp (B), V & S Junction (C), Independence Public Works (D), Heritage Museum (E), Polk County Fire District 1 Station 90 (F), Independence City Hall (G), Independence Municipal Courthouse (H), Independence Public Library (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Independence: Saint Patricks Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Interstate Log Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: South Fork Ash Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Independence include: Mountain Fir Park (1), Pfaff Park (2), Henry Hill Park (3), Pioneer Park (4), Riverview City Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 8.07. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.07
U.S.:

11.39

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

INDEPENDENCE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 7170, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.6%
(27.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 23.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.4% for other race residents, 31.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.7%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.7%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Independence, OR

36 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
15 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Independence in 2000:

  • 66 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in other group homes

Independence compared to Oregon state average:

Independence, Oregon environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Banks with branches in Independence (2011 data):

  • Sterling Savings Bank: Independence Street at 302 South Main Street, branch established on 1998/06/15. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation

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:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.36%
Here22.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents14.8%14.4%10.8%6.7%4.5%
Congregations9.0%7.5%3.0%4.5%1.5%
NameInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelNorth American Baptist ConferenceConservative Baptist Association of America Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.3%4.2%3.7%3.6%33.2%
Congregations4.5%1.5%7.5%1.5%59.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Polk County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Polk County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Polk County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

31.0%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

14.2%

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 5$18,152$43,5650$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,858$65,1480$0
Police Protection - Officers 13$60,410$55,7630$0
Police - Other 4$8,532$25,5960$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,778$33,3360$0
Sewerage 3$12,386$49,5440$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,989$35,8680$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$18,943$56,8290$0
Water Supply 4$17,269$51,8070$0
Local Libraries 6$9,012$18,0240$0
Totals for Government 43$161,329$45,0220$0

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,615,000 ($417.92)
    Water Utilities: $217,000 ($25.09)
    Sewerage: $117,000 ($13.53)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,210,000 ($139.88)
    Water Utilities: $790,000 ($91.33)
    General - Other: $772,000 ($89.25)
    Sewerage: $505,000 ($58.38)
    Regular Highways: $449,000 ($51.91)
    Libraries: $241,000 ($27.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $178,000 ($20.58)
    Central Staff Services: $132,000 ($15.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000 ($13.18)
    Financial Administration: $81,000 ($9.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000 ($7.86)
    General Public Buildings: $42,000 ($4.86)
    Housing and Community Development: $19,000 ($2.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $127,000 ($14.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $1,703,000 ($196.88)
    Regular Highways: $273,000 ($31.56)
    General - Other: $148,000 ($17.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000 ($7.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $15,000 ($1.73)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,661,000 ($307.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $141,000 ($16.30)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,015,000 ($117.34)
    All Other: $89,000 ($10.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($0.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $190,000 ($21.97)
    Interest Earnings: $137,000 ($15.84)
    Donations From Private Sources: $127,000 ($14.68)
    Special Assessments: $62,000 ($7.17)
    General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($2.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,167,000 ($134.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $358,000 ($41.39)
    General Local Government Support: $198,000 ($22.89)
    All Other: $149,000 ($17.23)
  • Tax - Property: $1,530,000 ($176.88)
    Other License: $1,366,000 ($157.92)
    Public Utilities Sales: $515,000 ($59.54)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,191,000 ($1640.58)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,061,000 ($1278.73)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,615,000 ($417.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $485,000 ($56.07)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,500,000 ($173.41)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $589,000 ($68.09)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,363,000 ($388.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,000 ($4.62)

12.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.13%
Oregon average:

8.89%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($83 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.06%
Oregon average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marion County, OR  4.60% ($40,023 average AGI)
from Yamhill County, OR  0.62% ($30,958)
from Washington County, OR  0.44% ($48,614)


10.11% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.11%
Oregon average:

7.91%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($134 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.04%
Oregon average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marion County, OR  4.22% ($34,572 average AGI)
to Yamhill County, OR  0.56% ($32,016)
to Washington County, OR  0.40% ($39,244)

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:

  • KWIP (880 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, OR; Owner: JUPITER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KSLM (1390 AM; 10 kW; SALEM, OR)
  • KOAC (550 AM; 5 kW; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KYKN (1430 AM; 5 kW; KEIZER, OR; Owner: WILLAMETTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KZTU (660 AM; 10 kW; JUNCTION CITY, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:

  • K231AB (94.1 FM; TURNER, OR; Owner: STATE OF OREGON / STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KHPE (107.9 FM; ALBANY, OR; Owner: INTEGRITY MEDIA, INC.)
  • K264AA (100.7 FM; CORVALLIS, ETC., OR; Owner: THE KBOO FOUNDATION)
  • KLOO-FM (106.3 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKT-FM (99.9 FM; ALBANY, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K243AL (96.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K276BU (103.1 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KLVU (107.1 FM; SWEET HOME, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K228DT (93.5 FM; HAPPY HOLLOW, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KDUK-FM (104.7 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFLY (101.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K207BX (89.3 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KXPC-FM (103.7 FM; LEBANON, OR; Owner: PORTLAND BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • K203BT (88.5 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CI (90.7 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRSK (105.1 FM; MOLALLA, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • K273AJ (102.5 FM; ELWOOD, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSND (95.1 FM; LINCOLN CITY, OR; Owner: RADIO BEAM, LLC)
  • KEHK (102.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, OR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K225AI (92.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:

  • K67GU (Channel 67; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KPXG (Channel 22; SALEM, OR; Owner: PAXSON SALEM LICENSE, INC.)
  • K61CC (Channel 61; SALEM, OR; Owner: NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • K50GG (Channel 50; SALEM, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KOAC-TV (Channel 7; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KWBP (Channel 32; SALEM, OR; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K14GW (Channel 14; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CALIFORNIA OREGON BROADCASTING, INC.)

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

Independence, Oregon:
  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Oregon average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 165
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 43
  • Fatalities: 121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 288
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 24

Independence fatal accident list:

Nov 15, 2007 08:10 AM, Sr-51 (Odot 43), 16th St, Lat: 44.851247, Lon: -123.211714, Vehicles: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 24, 1986 11:44 PM, 0043, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 9, 1982 02:28 AM, F, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 6, 1978 07:38 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 81 meters (266ft)
Total costs: $11,640,000
Total average daily traffic: 24,418
Total average daily truck traffic: 906
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 34,671

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Independence)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • School Bus Shops 520 N Polk Rd (Lat: 44.869278 Lon: -123.188722), Call Sign: WXF734
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/2004, Expiration Date: 10/25/2014
    Registrant: Slater Communications, 1724 23rd Street, Salem, OR 97309, Phone: (503) 399-7010, Fax: (503) 371-6545, Email:
  • Lat: 44.850944 Lon: -123.186500, Call Sign: WQAC891
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/06/2004, Expiration Date: 06/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/15/2004, Certifier: Austin K Cottan
    Registrant: Taurus Power & Controls Inc, 9999 Sw Avery St, Tualatin, OR 97062, Phone: (503) 692-9004, Fax: (503) 692-9273
  • Lat: 44.850000 Lon: -123.214722, Call Sign: WQMN878
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 467.237 MHz, 462.287 MHz, 467.287 MHz, 467.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/07/2010, Expiration Date: 10/07/2020, Certifier: Glen Reynolds
    Registrant: Winco Foods, Inc, 650 N Armstrong Pl, Boise, ID 83705, Phone: (208) 672-2346, Fax: (208) 672-2334, Email:
  • Lat: 44.862028 Lon: -123.191556, Call Sign: WQND932
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.287 MHz, 456.287 MHz, 451.362 MHz, 456.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 01/04/2021, Certifier: Curt Valish
    Registrant: Slater Communications, Salem, OR 97309, Phone: (503) 399-7010, Fax: (503) 371-6545, Email:
  • Independence Civic Center 555 South Main St. (Lat: 44.848833 Lon: -123.184194), Type: Building, Structure height: 19 m, Call Sign: WQNY687
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.212 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/11/2011, Expiration Date: 08/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/22/2011, Certifier: Dean Bender
    Registrant: Wireless Network Services, 1173 31st. Court Nw, Salem, OR 97304, Phone: (503) 588-3912, Fax: (503) 296-2712, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PROSPECT HL, 3 Miles East Of (Lat: 44.854000 Lon: -123.123417), Overall height: 28.7 m, Call Sign: KPC61
    Assigned Frequencies: 6115.70 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/16/1990, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/26/1998
    Registrant: At&t Communications Of The Pacific Northwest Inc, 1200 Peachtree St Ne 15w27, Atlanta, GA 30309

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Independence State Airport (Lat: 44.867889 Lon: -123.197056), Type: Building, Call Sign: KPA4
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/22/2008, Expiration Date: 12/01/2018
    Registrant: Oregon Dept Of Aviation, 3040 25th St Se, Salem, OR 97302, Phone: (503) 378-2521, Email:
  • Fitts Private Landing Area (Lat: 44.800389 Lon: -123.156222), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KRB3, Licensee ID: L00121465
    Assigned Frequencies: 123.050 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/09/1997, Expiration Date: 04/09/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2002
    Registrant: Robert D Fitts, 6080 Wigrich Rd, Independence, OR 97351

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

67 (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:

230 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$234,0501$124,6605$173,798
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$154,940
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$90,4100$03$149,637
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$150,075
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$104,320
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Independence, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4276.2 years
John3875.6 years
James2772.2 years
Mary2779.2 years
George2677.0 years
Robert2474.9 years
Helen2074.7 years
Charles1980.2 years
Dorothy1876.3 years
Kenneth1770.1 years
Most common last names in Independence, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1674.4 years
Nelson1477.2 years
Miller1169.5 years
Johnson1075.0 years
Jones1078.4 years
Brown1080.0 years
Ward980.3 years
Davis976.8 years
Wilson973.9 years
Taylor870.1 years
Businesses in Independence, OR
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
Cricket Wireless1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
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