Independence, Oregon

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Population in 2017: 10,053 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +66.6%
Males: 4,713  (46.9%)
Females: 5,340  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

26.9 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 97351.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,763 (it was $36,790 in 2000)
Independence:

$47,763
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,000 (it was $13,933 in 2000)

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $184,164 (it was $100,900 in 2000)
Independence:

$184,164
OR:

$319,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $294,503; detached houses: $309,274; townhouses or other attached units: $999,426; in 2-unit structures: $131,819; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $176,036; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $417,411; mobile homes: $117,424; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $668

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,070.

March 2019 cost of living index in Independence: 94.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.3%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Independence, OR (2017)
    • 6,15963.4%White alone
    • 3,33434.3%Hispanic
    • 1111.1%Two or more races
    • 630.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 280.3%Black alone
    • 270.3%Asian alone
    • 200.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Oregon and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Independence, Oregon as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Independence is 9,365 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

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
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)
3
(39.2)
3
(36.0)
2
(21.7)
2
(20.9)
4
(40.7)
2
(20.3)
4
(46.1)
4
(45.9)
1
(11.5)
5
(57.7)
3
(34.1)
6
(64.1)
4
(40.6)
2
(19.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(13.1)
1
(12.0)
3
(32.6)
1
(10.4)
1
(10.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(34.4)
0
(0.0)
4
(46.1)
2
(22.7)
2
(21.4)
5
(50.7)
1
(9.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(156.9)
15
(180.1)
16
(173.7)
10
(104.4)
20
(203.6)
6
(61.0)
14
(161.3)
10
(114.7)
10
(115.5)
10
(115.3)
13
(147.6)
14
(149.7)
19
(192.8)
10
(97.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
35
(457.5)
25
(300.2)
36
(390.8)
29
(302.7)
28
(285.1)
19
(193.2)
35
(403.2)
30
(344.0)
37
(427.2)
15
(173.0)
36
(408.9)
16
(171.0)
23
(233.4)
23
(223.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
197
(2,575)
155
(1,861)
191
(2,074)
174
(1,816)
178
(1,812)
183
(1,861)
170
(1,958)
182
(2,087)
205
(2,367)
158
(1,822)
181
(2,056)
152
(1,625)
118
(1,197)
138
(1,342)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(209.2)
9
(108.1)
8
(86.9)
7
(73.1)
6
(61.1)
13
(132.2)
13
(149.8)
13
(149.1)
5
(57.7)
14
(161.4)
13
(147.6)
12
(128.3)
4
(40.6)
14
(136.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.0)
1
(10.9)
1
(10.4)
7
(71.3)
7
(71.2)
4
(46.1)
1
(11.5)
2
(23.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(32.1)
2
(20.3)
1
(9.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)218.4196.6179.1140.4173.7127.0187.7189.4161.5180.9186.3174.9153.7118.2

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Independence, OR

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Oregon average:

1.53
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Ancestries: American (9.7%), European (8.6%), German (7.0%), Norwegian (4.0%), English (3.3%), Italian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Elevation: 168 feet

Land area: 2.33 square miles.

Population density: 4,307 people per square mile   (average).

Independence, Oregon map

1,177 residents are foreign born (11.2% Latin America).

This city:

12.1%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,327 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,135 (1.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 44.85 N, Longitude: 123.19 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,829 (-18.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 625 (15.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 503

Distribution of median household income in Independence, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Independence, OR in 2017
Independence satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Oregon:

4.6%
Historical population in Independence, OR
Historical housing units in Independence, OR

Population change in the 1990s: +1,560 (+34.9%).
Most common industries in Independence, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.6%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.8%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Wood products (6.3%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.6%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Independence, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)

Average climate in Independence, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Independence, Oregon environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.7. This is about average.

City:

68.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 6.34. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.34
U.S.:

8.46

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 the city 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 Independence 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 (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 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:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Independence:

Marital status in Independence, OR
  • Never married: 35.8%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Oregon average:

11.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Independence, OR (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This 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.
Oregon:

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
Here:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.0%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Polk County:

16.3%
Oregon:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Independence:

45.6%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.3%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Independence:

28.4
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Independence:

24.1%
Oregon:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.4%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Independence:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.0%
State:

33.1%

General health condition:
Here:

53.2%
Oregon:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.0%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Independence, OR Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 13$76,314$70,4442$710
Sewerage 5$23,678$56,8270$0
Local Libraries 3$11,987$47,9481$834
Financial Administration 3$12,300$49,2000$0
Water Supply 2$10,079$60,4741$1,008
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$15,966$95,7960$0
Police - Other 2$7,023$42,1382$1,737
Other Government Administration 2$13,585$81,5100$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$6,844
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$3,358
Totals for Government 32$170,932$64,1009$14,491

Independence government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $701,000 ($69.73)
    Water Utilities: $510,000 ($50.73)
    General - Other: $86,000 ($8.55)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,038,000 ($202.73)
    Central Staff Services: $1,355,000 ($134.79)
    Water Utilities: $532,000 ($52.92)
    Sewerage: $485,000 ($48.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $382,000 ($38.00)
    Libraries: $310,000 ($30.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $257,000 ($25.56)
    Regular Highways: $193,000 ($19.20)
    Financial Administration: $123,000 ($12.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $122,000 ($12.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $116,000 ($11.54)
    General - Other: $103,000 ($10.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $86,000 ($8.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,002,000 ($99.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $44,000 ($4.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($4.08)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,527,000 ($251.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $98,000 ($9.75)

Independence government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,483,000 ($147.52)
    Other: $103,000 ($10.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000 ($4.77)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $126,000 ($12.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $36,000 ($3.58)
    General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($3.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $180,000 ($17.91)
    Sale of Property: $156,000 ($15.52)
    Donations From Private Sources: $34,000 ($3.38)
    General Revenue - Other: $28,000 ($2.79)
    Special Assessments: $19,000 ($1.89)
    Rents: $16,000 ($1.59)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($0.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,634,000 ($162.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $506,000 ($50.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $370,000 ($36.80)
    General Local Government Support: $215,000 ($21.39)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($6.47)
    Other: $46,000 ($4.58)
  • Tax - Property: $2,252,000 ($224.01)
    Public Utilities Sales: $468,000 ($46.55)
    Other License: $88,000 ($8.75)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000 ($0.30)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.20)
    Amusements License: $1,000 ($0.10)

Independence government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,447,000 ($3526.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,173,000 ($3498.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,035,000 ($102.95)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $761,000 ($75.70)

Independence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,190,000 ($118.37)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $91,000 ($9.05)

11.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,322 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.19%
Oregon average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marion County, OR  3.93% ($46,220 average AGI)
from Yamhill County, OR  0.76% ($45,486)
from Washington County, OR  0.44% ($43,643)


9.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.25%
Oregon average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marion County, OR  4.03% ($47,179 average AGI)
to Yamhill County, OR  0.58% ($44,068)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.39% ($44,294)
Businesses in Independence, OR
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
Circle K1True Value1
Cricket Wireless1U-Haul1
McDonald's1

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Independence fatal accident list:

Apr 17, 2014 04:55 PM, Stryker Rd, Stinson St, Lat: 44.867039, Lon: -123.192039, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Nov 15, 2007 08:10 AM, Sr-51 (Odot 43), 16th St, Lat: 44.851247, Lon: -123.211714, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 24, 1986 11:44 PM, 0043, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 9, 1982 02:28 AM, F, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 6, 1978 07:38 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 279ft / 85.3mTotal length
  • $11,953,000Total costs
  • 27,855Total average daily traffic
  • 1,018Total average daily truck traffic
  • 36,318Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Independence, OR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Independence, OR

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • School Bus Shops 520 N Polk Rd (Lat: 44.869278 Lon: -123.188722), Call Sign: WXF734,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.175 MHz, Grant Date: 10/03/2014, Expiration Date: 10/25/2024, Registrant: Central School District, 520 Hoffman Rd, Independence, OR 97351, Phone: (503) 838-1621, Fax: (503) 606-2308, 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:
  • Lat: 44.852361 Lon: -123.211028, Call Sign: WQXB510,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.625 MHz, 464.975 MHz, 469.975 MHz, 467.762 MHz, 467.812 MHz, Grant Date: 01/21/2016, Expiration Date: 01/21/2026, Certifier: Perry Labounty, Registrant: Larsen Wireless, 3075 S. W. 234th Ave., Suite 207, Hillsboro, OR 97123, Phone: (503) 591-1200, Fax: (503) 591-1211, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • THORP, 601 S Third St. (Lat: 44.848583 Lon: -123.187028), Type: Tank, Structure height: 35.4 m, Call Sign: WQWY307,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/23/2015, Expiration Date: 12/23/2025, Certifier: Steven A Regitz, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • 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: 01/29/2019, Expiration Date: 12/01/2028, 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:

87 (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:

258 (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 in Independence, OR
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Independence, OR - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 18. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 40 took place in 2003, and the least - 1 in 2005. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Independence, OR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.2%), and Outside Fires (40.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Independence, OR
    • 13343.2%Structure Fires
    • 12540.6%Outside Fires
    • 4414.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 61.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Independence, OR
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Independence, OR
  • 47.2%Utility gas
  • 41.1%Electricity
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Independence, OR
  • 76.6%Electricity
  • 17.7%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Coal or coke


Independence compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Independence on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 106 pilots and 47 other airmen in this city.
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  • Terry Reese (1)
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Total of 30 patent applications in 2008-2020.