Independence, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 1,308 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 597  (45.7%)
Females: 711  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54747.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,975 (it was $27,389 in 2000)
Independence:

$46,975
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,321 (it was $15,977 in 2000)

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $124,057 (it was $63,700 in 2000)
Independence:

$124,057
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $127,635; detached houses: $127,629

Median gross rent in 2017: $690.

March 2019 cost of living index in Independence: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.7%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 12.8% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Independence, WI (2010)
    • 1,15386.3%White alone
    • 17212.9%Hispanic
    • 60.4%Two or more races
    • 20.1%Asian alone
    • 10.07%Black alone
    • 10.07%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Independence, Wisconsin as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Independence is 226 to 1.


Crime rates in Independence by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(80.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(74.9)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(79.9)
1
(80.5)
3
(247.3)
1
(82.8)
1
(81.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(74.9)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(159.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(247.3)
3
(248.3)
2
(163.7)
6
(445.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(73.0)
6
(443.5)
9
(670.6)
2
(149.7)
3
(229.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(799.4)
8
(643.6)
4
(329.8)
13
(1,076)
17
(1,391)
5
(370.9)
1
(74.2)
4
(292.0)
10
(739.1)
3
(223.5)
27
(2,021)
3
(229.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(319.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(82.4)
2
(165.6)
5
(409.2)
2
(148.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(73.9)
1
(74.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)84.766.086.690.2116.257.93.016.866.561.8128.725.3

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City-data.com crime index in Independence, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: Polish (24.8%), German (11.0%), Norwegian (5.8%), American (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1942

Elevation: 782 feet

Land area: 1.27 square miles.

Population density: 1,029 people per square mile   (low).

Independence, Wisconsin map

236 residents are foreign born (13.3% Latin America).

This city:

14.0%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,931 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,543 (2.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (31.7 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (92.9 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (257.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Burnside, WI (1.4 miles ),
Whitehall, WI (2.3 miles ),
Chimney Rock, WI (2.8 miles ),
Arcadia, WI (2.9 miles ),
Montana, WI (3.1 miles ),
Hale, WI (3.1 miles ),
Glencoe, WI (3.2 miles ),
Blair, WI (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 44.36 N, Longitude: 91.42 W

Area code: 715

Distribution of median household income in Independence, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Independence, WI in 2017
Independence satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $158,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Independence, WI residents
Average permit cost in Independence, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +186 (+17.6%).
Most common industries in Independence, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (21.6%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (21.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.5%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Food (6.9%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (22.2%)
  • Health care (20.2%)
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Food (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Independence, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Construction laborers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Independence, Wisconsin

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Independence, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2014 was 70.2. This is about average.

City:

70.2
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 8.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.28
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Independence-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.4 miles away from the Independence city center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 49.4 miles away from the city center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Independence-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 243.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 237.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 447.7 miles away from Independence center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 254.9 miles away from Independence center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 424.4 miles away from Independence center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 208.3 miles away from Independence center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Trempealeau County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Independence topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Independence:

  • TRI COUNTY MEMORIAL NH (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WHITEHALL, WI)
  • ARCADIA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ARCADIA, WI)
  • PIGEON FALLS HCC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PIGEON FALLS, WI)
  • CRYSTAL LAKE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; STRUM, WI)

Airports located in Independence:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Winona State University (about 25 miles; Winona, MN; Full-time enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 26 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 31 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 31 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • Western Technical College (about 39 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 39 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Viterbo University (about 40 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)

Public high school in Independence:

Public elementary/middle schools in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE ELEMENTARY (Students: 251, Location: 23786 INDEE BLVD, Grades: PK-5)
  • INDEPENDENCE MIDDLE (Location: 23786 INDEE BLVD, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Independence:

  • SS PETER & PAUL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 100, Location: 36100 OSSEO RD, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $69,816; Location: 23688 ADAMS ST.; 13,347 books; 8,396 e-books; 3,905 audio materials; 1,512 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 57 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Independence Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Reservoirs: Bugle Lake (A), Bugle Lake 110 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Independence: Island Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Trempealeau County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

INDEPENDENCE WATERWORKS (Population served: 1,244, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2012), St Other (MAR-13-2012)
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

11.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Banks with branches in Independence (2011 data):

  • Independence State Bank: at 23942 Senty Drive, branch established on 1897/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/01: Bank assets: $65.6 mil, Deposits: $59.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Financial Corporation
  • State Bank of Arcadia: Independence Branch (Cedar Street) at 23513 Cedar Street, branch established on 2011/09/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $122.3 mil, Deposits: $112.0 mil, headquarters in Arcadia, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: B & E Investments, Inc. (State Bank Of Arcadia) Employee Stock Ownership Plan & Trust

For population 15 years and over in Independence:

Marital status in Independence, WI
  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Wisconsin average:

10.4

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, WI (based on Trempealeau County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,82128
Catholic7,7008
Evangelical Protestant1,68815
Other102
None7,597-
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: 6
Here:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Trempealeau County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Trempealeau County:

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Trempealeau County:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Trempealeau County:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.4%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.7%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.5%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Independence:

28.5
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.4%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.1%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Independence:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.8%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

50.9%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Independence:

74.2%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Independence, WI 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 4$12,841$38,52310$2,611
Local Libraries 1$2,612$31,3441$567
Water Supply 1$3,147$37,7640$0
Sewerage 1$2,977$35,7240$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,066$36,7921$907
Financial Administration 1$3,161$37,9322$2,642
Other and Unallocable 0$0 10$794
Firefighters 0$0 40$1,680
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$1,595
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$521
Totals for Government 9$27,804$37,07274$11,317

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $118,000 ($90.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($4.59)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($2.29)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $335,000 ($256.12)
    Sewerage: $297,000 ($227.06)
    Water Utilities: $254,000 ($194.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $154,000 ($117.74)
    Regular Highways: $129,000 ($98.62)
    Central Staff Services: $103,000 ($78.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000 ($74.92)
    Libraries: $84,000 ($64.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($28.29)
    General Public Buildings: $26,000 ($19.88)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($14.53)
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000 ($13.76)
    Health - Other: $18,000 ($13.76)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($12.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000 ($7.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $166,000 ($126.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $13,000 ($9.94)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($3.06)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($1.53)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $423,000 ($323.39)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $303,000 ($231.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($21.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($12.23)
    Other: $12,000 ($9.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $85,000 ($64.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $37,000 ($28.29)
    Other: $19,000 ($14.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $17,000 ($13.00)
    Rents: $15,000 ($11.47)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($11.47)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($7.65)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($6.12)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($4.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $154,000 ($117.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $403,000 ($308.10)
    Highways: $67,000 ($51.22)
    Other: $53,000 ($40.52)
  • Tax - Property: $613,000 ($468.65)
    Other: $16,000 ($12.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($3.82)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,763,000 ($2112.39)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,556,000 ($1954.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $207,000 ($158.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,987,000 ($1519.11)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $220,000 ($168.20)

5.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

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 La Crosse County, WI  1.13% ($42,510 average AGI)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.95% ($43,426)
from Jackson County, WI  0.63% ($43,213)


5.80% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,915 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

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 La Crosse County, WI  1.04% ($41,594 average AGI)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.75% ($46,906)
to Jackson County, WI  0.58% ($40,000)

Businesses in Independence, WI

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:

  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:

  • WHTL-FM (102.3 FM; WHITEHALL, WI; Owner: THE WHTL GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KQAL (89.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KAGE-FM (95.3 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WUEC (89.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • WDMO (95.9 FM; DURAND, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K203BR (88.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WWIS-FM (99.7 FM; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: WWIS RADIO, INC.)
  • WBIZ-FM (100.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K280EI (103.9 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:

  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K38CL (Channel 38; WINONA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K62EV (Channel 62; WINONA, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)

Independence fatal accident list:

Jan 9, 2013 05:54 PM, Sr-93, 3rd St, Lat: 44.356486, Lon: -91.422919, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 26, 1987 09:30 AM, 93, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 19, 1979 00:25 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 18.9mTotal length
  • $152,000Total costs
  • 20,452Total average daily traffic
  • 899Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,091Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Independence, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11950-1959
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Independence, WI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Sarah Schaaf, Birch Street (Lat: 44.370722 Lon: -91.412444), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 55121 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: Diamond Towers Iv LLC, Sberry@diamondcomm.Com, , Short- Hills, Phone: (262) 649-4429
  • Sarah Schaaf, Birch Street (Lat: 44.370722 Lon: -91.412444), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 55121 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: Diamond Towers Iv LLC, Sberry@diamondcomm.Com, , Short- Hills, Phone: (262) 649-4429
  • Sarah Schaaf, Birch Street (Lat: 44.370722 Lon: -91.412444), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 55121 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: Diamond Towers Iv LLC, Sberry@diamondcomm.Com, , Short- Hills, Phone: (262) 649-4429
  • Sarah Schaaf, Birch Street (Lat: 44.370722 Lon: -91.412444), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 55121 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: Diamond Towers Iv LLC, Sberry@diamondcomm.Com, , Short- Hills, Phone: (262) 649-4429
  • Scott Reiter, Palkowski Road (Lat: 44.350861 Lon: -91.635500), Type: 92.9, Structure height: 55011 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Cloud 1, Scott.Reiter@bugtusselwireless.Com, Floor 2, Green- Bay, Phone: (920) 940-0147
  • Scott Reiter, Palkowski Road (Lat: 44.350861 Lon: -91.635500), Type: 92.9, Structure height: 55011 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Cloud 1, Scott.Reiter@bugtusselwireless.Com, Floor 2, Green- Bay, Phone: (920) 940-0147
  • Scott Reiter, Palkowski Road (Lat: 44.350861 Lon: -91.635500), Type: 92.9, Structure height: 55011 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Cloud 1, Scott.Reiter@bugtusselwireless.Com, Floor 2, Green- Bay, Phone: (920) 940-0147

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 44.385278 Lon: -91.620278, Call Sign: WQGX202,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.937 MHz, 452.262 MHz, 456.937 MHz, 457.262 MHz, Grant Date: 05/10/2007, Expiration Date: 05/10/2017, Cancellation Date: 07/15/2017, Certifier: Doug Guenther, Registrant: Rassbach Communications Svc., 2912 London Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701, Phone: (715) 832-6763, Fax: (715) 832-1698, Email:
  • Lat: 44.353778 Lon: -91.035000, Call Sign: WQIR221,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.812 MHz, 457.812 MHz, 452.512 MHz, 452.112 MHz, Grant Date: 06/04/2018, Expiration Date: 04/18/2028, Certifier: Tom Slaughter, Registrant: Rassbach Communications Svc., 405 N. Hastings Pl., Eau Claire, WI 54703, Phone: (715) 832-6763, Fax: (715) 832-1698, Email:
  • Lat: 44.388333 Lon: -91.536139, Call Sign: WQRU207,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.857 MHz, 152.952 MHz, 159.705 MHz, 160.140 MHz, Grant Date: 07/26/2013, Expiration Date: 07/26/2023, Certifier: Doug Guenther, Registrant: Rassbach Communications Svc., 405 N. Hastings Place, Eau Claire, WI 54703, Phone: (715) 832-6763, Fax: (715) 832-1698, Email:
  • W22452 State Rd 121 (Lat: 44.363333 Lon: -91.396389), Call Sign: WQTZ803,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.062 MHz, Grant Date: 05/14/2014, Expiration Date: 05/14/2024, Certifier: Brian Maliszewski, Registrant: Air Communications Of Wi, 1600 Western Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703, Phone: (715) 835-1751, Fax: (715) 835-4046, Email:
  • Hi Crush DTMF, Lat: 44.358139 Lon: -91.387944, Call Sign: WQXN616,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.260 MHz, Grant Date: 04/25/2016, Expiration Date: 04/25/2026, Certifier: Theodore K Kalick, Registrant: Cn, 17641 South Ashland Avenue, Homewood, IL 60430, Phone: (708) 332-3543, Fax: (708) 332-6669, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • Approximately 3 Miles Northwest Of (Lat: 44.399111 Lon: -91.465972), Call Sign: KJU801,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.630 MHz, 152.720 MHz, 152.720 MHz, 152.630 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/18/2018, Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB9PJN, Licensee ID: L00155471, Grant Date: 12/06/2017, Expiration Date: 01/10/2028, Certifier: Jerry R Knudson, Registrant: Jerry R Knudson, 36175 Osseo Road, Independence, WI 54747
  • Call Sign: N0UNB, Licensee ID: L00820993, Grant Date: 02/28/2004, Expiration Date: 02/28/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/01/2016, Registrant: Jeffrey J Brenny, 23232 Whitehall Road, Independence, WI 54747
  • Call Sign: WH0AI, Previous Call Sign: WB0BNR, Licensee ID: L00453766, Grant Date: 01/03/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2023, Certifier: Richard E Levandowski Jr., Registrant: Richard E Levandowski Jr, 35613 5th St., Independence, WI 54747
  • Call Sign: KC9DWM, Licensee ID: L00678443, Grant Date: 04/30/2003, Expiration Date: 04/30/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/01/2015, Certifier: Jason R Gamroth, Registrant: Jason R Gamroth, 35848 Chestnut St, Independence, WI 54747
  • Call Sign: KC9FAP, Licensee ID: L00770402, Grant Date: 11/20/2003, Expiration Date: 11/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/21/2015, Certifier: Sherri A Hummel, Registrant: Sherri A Hummel, 35473 Warren St Box 215, Independence, WI 54747-0215
  • Call Sign: KC9SJG, Licensee ID: L01568867, Grant Date: 05/13/2010, Expiration Date: 05/13/2020, Certifier: Shelby J Blaschko, Registrant: Shelby J Blaschko, W22450 Sather Hill Ln, Independence, WI 54747
  • Call Sign: KC9SJH, Licensee ID: L01568868, Grant Date: 05/13/2010, Expiration Date: 05/13/2020, Certifier: Randy F Glaunert, Registrant: Randy F Glaunert, 23517 Indee Blvd, Independence, WI 54747

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 12919 , Serial Number: 17262372, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 10/11/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 05/10/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Robert F Sylla, N39922 N 36th Ln, Independence, WI 54747
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 35184 , Serial Number: 18281002, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 06/28/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 09/11/2018
    Registrant (Individual): William F Maliszewski, W22290 State Rd 121, Independence, WI 54747

Most common first names in Independence, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3178.7 years
Peter2181.4 years
George1974.7 years
Edward1874.2 years
Mary1782.9 years
Roman1678.0 years
Clara1578.9 years
Joseph1578.1 years
Raymond1373.7 years
Helen1282.7 years
Most common last names in Independence, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Marsolek3981.3 years
Bautch3575.8 years
Kampa1781.7 years
Skroch1579.4 years
Klimek1474.0 years
Sylla1476.4 years
Halama1280.0 years
Olson1178.2 years
Sonsalla1077.7 years
Slaby1061.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Independence, WI
  • 91.5%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Independence, WI
  • 67.3%Utility gas
  • 29.0%Electricity
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel


Independence compared to Wisconsin state average:

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

Independence on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #63 (54747) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries"
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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