Independence, Oregon

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Population in 2013: 8,662 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +43.5%
Males: 4,377  (50.5%)
Females: 4,285  (49.5%)
Median resident age:  26.5 years
Oregon median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 97351.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,575 (it was $36,790 in 2000)
Independence:

$39,575
OR:

$50,251

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,447 (it was $13,933 in 2000)

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $139,628 (it was $100,900 in 2000)
Independence:

$139,628
OR:

$229,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $224,786; Detached houses: $238,394; Townhouses or other attached units: $221,186; In 2-unit structures: $163,753; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $94,850; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $273,653; Mobile homes: $102,135; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $2,800

Median gross rent in 2013: $731.

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  • Races in Independence, OR (2013)

    Independence races chart
    • 4,91956.8%White alone
    • 3,30838.2%Hispanic
    • 3073.5%Two or more races
    • 951.1%Asian alone
    • 570.7%Black alone
    • 340.4%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Independence: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (11.9%), English (7.9%), Irish (5.8%), Scottish (3.3%), United States (3.1%), Norwegian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Elevation: 168 feet

Land area: 2.33 square miles.

Population density: 3,711 people per square mile   (average).

Independence,OR real estate house value index trend

Independence, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city:

  • Never married: 39.9%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

1,229 residents are foreign born (12.9% Latin America).

This city:

14.1%
Oregon:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,786 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,379 (1.5%)

Independence satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (46.9 miles , pop. 224,220).

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: -1,610 (-18.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 518 (14.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 503

Independence household income distribution Independence home values distribution

Crime rates in Independence by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.012.00.00.00.0
Rapes 313833441
per 100,000 49.016.143.8113.639.236.046.145.911.5
Robberies 101011030
per 100,000 16.30.014.60.013.112.00.034.40.0
Assaults 566211215141010
per 100,000 81.696.687.5298.2156.9180.1161.3114.7115.5
Burglaries 562930383525353037
per 100,000 914.1466.8437.6539.5457.5300.2403.2344.0427.2
Thefts 182245229238197155170182205
per 100,000 2,970.93,944.03,340.63,379.22,575.21,861.41,958.32,087.22,366.9
Auto thefts 1317151216913135
per 100,000 212.2273.7218.8170.4209.2108.1149.8149.157.7
Arson 112302412
per 100,000 16.316.129.242.60.024.046.111.523.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.1) 273.1256.6250.5353.7229.2206.3196.9198.8169.5

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Crime rate in Independence detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 15 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Oregon average:

1.53
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,560 (+34.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Independence, Oregon

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Earthquake activity:

Independence-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 190% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 169.1 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 311.2 miles away from Independence center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 157.5 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 264.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 246.3 miles away from Independence center
On 7/13/1991 at 02:50:14, a magnitude 6.9 (6.2 MB, 6.9 MS, 6.8 MW, 6.7 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 224.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: 6, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Independence topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1525 MONMOUTH STREET)

Other hospitals and 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 Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; DALLAS, OR)
  • SALEM DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; SALEM, OR)
  • AMBERWOOD TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DALLAS, OR)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION - SUNNYSIDE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SALEM, OR)
  • DALLAS RET VILLAGE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DALLAS, OR)

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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Western Oregon University (about 3 miles; Monmouth, OR; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • Willamette University (about 10 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • Chemeketa Community College (about 14 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 10,746)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (about 19 miles; Albany, OR; FT enrollment: 4,511)
  • Oregon State University (about 21 miles; Corvallis, OR; FT enrollment: 23,206)
  • George Fox University (about 34 miles; Newberg, OR; FT enrollment: 2,954)
  • Pioneer Pacific College (about 39 miles; Wilsonville, OR; FT enrollment: 2,194)

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 54.2. This is better than average.

City:

54.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 8.07. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.07
U.S.:

9.14

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

INDEPENDENCE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 8,760, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: COLIPHAGE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2013)
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: COLIPHAGE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 31 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.5%
(32.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.0% for American Indian residents, 54.6% for other race residents, 30.1% 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
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, Oregon environmental map by EPA

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Independence compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.8
Oregon average:

11.4

Independence travel time to work - commute Independence mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,52055
Other4,73416
Catholic2,5222
Mainline Protestant2,12712
None57,500-
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: 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$12,300$49,2000$0
Other Government Administration 2$13,585$81,5100$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$3,358
Police Protection - Officers 13$76,314$70,4442$710
Police - Other 2$7,023$42,1382$1,737
Sewerage 5$23,678$56,8270$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$15,966$95,7960$0
Water Supply 2$10,079$60,4741$1,008
Local Libraries 3$11,987$47,9481$834
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$6,844
Totals for Government 32$170,932$64,1009$14,491

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,615,000 ($417.34)
    Water Utilities: $217,000 ($25.05)
    Sewerage: $117,000 ($13.51)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,210,000 ($139.69)
    Water Utilities: $790,000 ($91.20)
    General - Other: $772,000 ($89.12)
    Sewerage: $505,000 ($58.30)
    Regular Highways: $449,000 ($51.84)
    Libraries: $241,000 ($27.82)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $178,000 ($20.55)
    Central Staff Services: $132,000 ($15.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000 ($13.16)
    Financial Administration: $81,000 ($9.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000 ($7.85)
    General Public Buildings: $42,000 ($4.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $19,000 ($2.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $127,000 ($14.66)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $1,703,000 ($196.61)
    Regular Highways: $273,000 ($31.52)
    General - Other: $148,000 ($17.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000 ($7.85)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $15,000 ($1.73)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,661,000 ($307.20)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $141,000 ($16.28)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,015,000 ($117.18)
    All Other: $89,000 ($10.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($0.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $190,000 ($21.93)
    Interest Earnings: $137,000 ($15.82)
    Donations From Private Sources: $127,000 ($14.66)
    Special Assessments: $62,000 ($7.16)
    General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($2.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,167,000 ($134.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $358,000 ($41.33)
    General Local Government Support: $198,000 ($22.86)
    All Other: $149,000 ($17.20)
  • Tax - Property: $1,530,000 ($176.63)
    Other License: $1,366,000 ($157.70)
    Public Utilities Sales: $515,000 ($59.46)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,191,000 ($1638.31)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,061,000 ($1276.96)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,615,000 ($417.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $485,000 ($55.99)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,500,000 ($173.17)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $589,000 ($68.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,363,000 ($388.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,000 ($4.62)

8.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,433 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.81%
Oregon average:

7.22%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($246 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.05%
Oregon average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, OR  3.60% ($35,768 average AGI)
from Yamhill County, OR  0.52% ($27,276)
from Linn County, OR  0.30% ($72,628)


9.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.23%
Oregon average:

6.82%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($179 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.06%
Oregon average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, OR  3.84% ($33,555 average AGI)
to Yamhill County, OR  0.46% ($34,076)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.40% ($29,971)

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.)
Independence fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Independence fatal accident list:

Nov 15, 2007 08:10 AM, Sr-51 (Odot 43), 16th St, Lat: 44.85125, Lon: -123.21171, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 24, 1986 11:44 PM, 0043, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 9, 1982 02:28 AM, F, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 6, 1978 07:38 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 81m266ftTotal length
  • $11,640,000Total costs
  • 24,418Total average daily traffic
  • 906Total average daily truck traffic
  • 34,671Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

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
Circle K1True Value1
Cricket Wireless1U-Haul1
McDonald's1
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