Independence, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 1,363 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.6%
 
Males: 694  (51.0%)
Females: 669  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54747.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,612 (it was $27,389 in 2000)
Independence:

$31,612
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,324 (it was $15,977 in 2000)

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $91,495 (it was $63,700 in 2000)
Independence:

$91,495
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $109,373; Detached houses: $109,333; In 2-unit structures: $99,283; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,950; Mobile homes: $107,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $591.

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  • White alone - 1,153 (86.3%)
  • Hispanic - 172 (12.9%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.07%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.07%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.07%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Independence: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Polish (29.9%), German (22.2%), Norwegian (13.4%), Irish (6.7%), United States (5.9%), English (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1942

Elevation: 782 feet

Land area: 1.27 square miles.

Population density: 1,072 people per square mile   (low).

Independence,WI real estate house value index trend

Independence, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city:

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

68 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe).

This city:  5.2%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Independence, Wisconsin as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Independence to the number of sex offenders is 224 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,406 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,250 (2.5%)

Independence satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.36 N, Longitude: 91.42 W

Area code: 715

Independence household income distribution Independence home values distribution

Crime rates in Independence by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.080.50.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0012113110
per 100,000 0.00.079.4159.179.980.5247.382.881.80.0
Burglaries 61978203326
per 100,000 478.91505.5555.6636.4159.90.0247.3248.3163.7445.1
Thefts 35251815108413175
per 100,000 2793.31981.01428.61193.3799.4643.6329.81076.21391.2370.9
Auto thefts 5500401252
per 100,000 399.0396.20.00.0319.70.082.4165.6409.2148.4
Arson 00N/A0000000
per 100,000 0.00.0N/A0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.4) 184.4225.2116.5129.288.268.790.193.9121.060.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Independence detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Wisconsin average:

2.22
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +186 (+17.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (54%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (2%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Independence, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Independence 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 the city 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 the city 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Trempealeau County (12) is near the US average (12).
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 school in Independence:

Private elementary/middle school in Independence:

  • SS PETER & PAUL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 36100 OSSEO RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Independence

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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.1%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 75.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 91.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Independence, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Independence compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.11%
Here: 77.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents51.1%41.4%1.8%1.5%1.0%
Congregations51.2%23.3%2.3%2.3%4.7%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaLutheran ChurchOld Order AmishWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOther
Adherents0.7%0.7%0.7%0.6%0.5%
Congregations2.3%2.3%4.7%2.3%4.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Trempealeau County:

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
Here:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Trempealeau County:

28.4%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.0%
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 1$3,161$37,9322$2,642
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$1,595
Police Protection - Officers 4$12,841$38,52310$2,611
Firefighters 0$0 40$1,680
Streets and Highways 1$3,066$36,7921$907
Sewerage 1$2,977$35,7240$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$521
Water Supply 1$3,147$37,7640$0
Local Libraries 1$2,612$31,3441$567
Other and Unallocable 0$0 10$794
Totals for Government 9$27,804$37,07274$11,317

Independence government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Health - Other: $40,000 ($29.35)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($23.48)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($13.94)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($1.47)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $190,000 ($139.40)
    Sewerage: $152,000 ($111.52)
    Police Protection: $129,000 ($94.64)
    Fire Protection: $124,000 ($90.98)
    Central Staff Services: $102,000 ($74.83)
    Regular Highways: $101,000 ($74.10)
    Libraries: $65,000 ($47.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($19.81)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($18.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $23,000 ($16.87)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($12.47)
    Health Services - Other: $16,000 ($11.74)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($8.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($4.40)
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000 ($2.93)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $2,000 ($1.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($30.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($5.14)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($2.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $273,000 ($200.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $54,000 ($39.62)

Independence government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $105,000 ($77.04)
    All Other: $31,000 ($22.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($14.67)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($2.20)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($1.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $57,000 ($41.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $28,000 ($20.54)
    General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($7.34)
    Rents: $9,000 ($6.60)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($2.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $146,000 ($107.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $353,000 ($258.99)
    Highways: $66,000 ($48.42)
    Health & Hospitals: $23,000 ($16.87)
    All Other: $15,000 ($11.01)
  • Tax - Property: $281,000 ($206.16)
    NEC: $10,000 ($7.34)

Independence government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $899,000 ($659.57)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $614,000 ($450.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $508,000 ($372.71)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($22.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $840,000 ($616.29)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $106,000 ($77.77)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($21.28)

Independence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $651,000 ($477.62)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $89,000 ($65.30)

5.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from La Crosse County, WI  1.07% ($36,864 average AGI)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.57% ($52,057)
from Jackson County, WI  0.34% ($24,238)


5.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.98% ($32,000 average AGI)
to La Crosse County, WI  0.84% ($34,894)
to Jackson County, WI  0.49% ($29,148)

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:

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, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $907,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 312
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 6,920

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 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, 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: 04/18/2008, Expiration Date: 04/18/2018, Certifier: Tom Slaughter
    Registrant: Rassbach Communications Svc., 2912 London Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701, Phone: (715) 832-6763, Fax: (715) 832-1698, 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: 152.720 MHz, 152.630 MHz, 152.630 MHz, 152.720 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/10/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018
    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: 01/10/2008, Expiration Date: 01/10/2018
    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
    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, 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, 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
    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
    Registrant (Individual): William F Maliszewski, W22451 State Road 121, Independence, WI 54747

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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

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