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Independence, MO (Missouri) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $129,100 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Independence:

$129,100
Missouri:

$168,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,000 - $174,900

Independence,MO index of house prices

Total population: 117,494 (Urban population: 110,228, Rural population: 2,979 (100 farm, 2,879 nonfarm))

Houses: 52,927 (47,329 occupied: 27,257 owner occupied, 20,072 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

42%
State:

33%

Housing density: 676 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $50,494.

Median contract rent in 2019: $655 (lower quartile is $509, upper quartile is $828)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $813


Median gross rent in Independence, MO in 2019: $873

Housing units in Independence with a mortgage: 16,969 (328 second mortgage, 1,024 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,288

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $75,053

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $46,881

Median monthly housing costs: $876

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Independence, Missouri Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1966

Median year apartment built: 1973

Household type by relationship:

Households: 116,673
  • Male householders: 19,708 (6,865 living alone), Female householders: 27,621 (8,432 living alone)
  • 19,402 spouses (19,250 opposite-sex spouses), 4,075 unmarried partners, (4,040 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 35,370 children (32,571 natural, 251 adopted, 2,548 stepchildren), 3,060 grandchildren, 842 brothers or sisters, 964 parents, 0 foster children, 817 other relatives, 3,546 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,268

Size of family households: 11,459 2-persons, 8,325 3-persons, 3,696 4-persons, 1,885 5-persons, 2,993 6-persons, 259 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,297 1-person, 3,070 2-persons, 304 3-persons, 41 4-persons.

14,687 married couples with children.
12,069 single-parent households (1,394 men, 10,675 women).

92.1% of residents of Independence speak English at home.
5.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 5,714 (4.9%)
(39.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Independence, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Independence, Missouri
  • 138no bedroom
  • 6221 bedroom
  • 4,7702 bedrooms
  • 16,4003 bedrooms
  • 4,1364 bedrooms
  • 1,1915+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Independence, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Independence, Missouri
  • 593no bedroom
  • 4,2081 bedroom
  • 9,9832 bedrooms
  • 4,5803 bedrooms
  • 5854 bedrooms
  • 1235+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Independence in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Independence in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 945no vehicle
  • 8,3761 vehicle
  • 10,6342 vehicles
  • 5,1073 vehicles
  • 1,5014 vehicles
  • 6945+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Independence in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Independence in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,822no vehicle
  • 9,3771 vehicle
  • 5,8522 vehicles
  • 1,5093 vehicles
  • 4204 vehicles
  • 925+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Independence, Missouri
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Independence, Missouri
  • 561 room
  • 982 rooms
  • 4443 rooms
  • 2,1134 rooms
  • 5,8745 rooms
  • 6,6886 rooms
  • 4,8917 rooms
  • 3,7728 rooms
  • 3,3219+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Independence, Missouri
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Independence, Missouri
  • 5931 room
  • 2,1532 rooms
  • 3,2723 rooms
  • 5,9334 rooms
  • 3,9405 rooms
  • 2,5476 rooms
  • 1,2697 rooms
  • 1658 rooms
  • 2009+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
  • Independence, MO household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Independence, MO in 2019
  • 3,770Less than $10,000
  • 4,579$10,000 to $19,999
  • 5,199$20,000 to $29,999
  • 4,602$30,000 to $39,999
  • 4,103$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4,255$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7,048$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,287$75,000 to $99,999
  • 3,642$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,516$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,607$150,000 to $199,999
  • 721$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Independence, MO

  • Distribution of house value in Independence, MO in 2019
  • 245Less than $10,000
  • 49$10,000 to $14,999
  • 114$15,000 to $19,999
  • 36$25,000 to $29,999
  • 95$30,000 to $34,999
  • 296$35,000 to $39,999
  • 308$40,000 to $49,999
  • 402$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,565$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,420$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,415$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,237$90,000 to $99,999
  • 5,843$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,707$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,732$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,701$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,290$200,000 to $249,999
  • 996$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,223$300,000 to $399,999
  • 262$400,000 to $499,999
  • 289$500,000 to $749,999
  • 32$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Independence, MO

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Independence, MO in 2019
  • 1,071Less than $100
  • 199$100 to $149
  • 192$150 to $199
  • 451$200 to $249
  • 212$250 to $299
  • 321$300 to $349
  • 346$350 to $399
  • 866$400 to $449
  • 920$450 to $499
  • 2,129$500 to $549
  • 896$550 to $599
  • 2,223$600 to $649
  • 1,281$650 to $699
  • 1,787$700 to $749
  • 1,222$750 to $799
  • 2,834$800 to $899
  • 1,420$900 to $999
  • 972$1,000 to $1,249
  • 410$1,250 to $1,499
  • 142$1,500 to $1,999
  • 178No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 75.7%
Number of people working at home: 2,549 (4.5% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,062
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,740
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5,784
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 8,167
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 8,396
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 6,206
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 12,047
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,868
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,732
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,644
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 800
  • 90 or more minutes: 490
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Independence

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 33,257 (85.7%)
  • Carpooled: 2,683 (6.9%)
  • Bus: 211 (0.5%)
  • Taxi: 176 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 26 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 444 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,003 (5.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.9%Males
  • 4.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 5.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 8.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 2.3%Males
  • 1.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 2.7%Males
  • 1.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.2%Males
  • 3.2%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Independence, Missouri
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Independence, Missouri
  • 1,0482010 or later
  • 2,0872000 to 2009
  • 8031990 to 1999
  • 6551980 to 1989
  • 4361970 to 1979
  • 798Before 1970
Ancestries in Independence, MO

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 6,314 (11.7%)
  • American: 6,036 (11.2%)
  • Irish: 3,635 (6.7%)
  • European: 3,283 (6.1%)
  • English: 2,883 (5.3%)
  • Italian: 1,255 (2.3%)
  • Scottish: 861 (1.6%)
  • British: 445 (0.8%)
  • French: 431 (0.8%)
  • Polish: 338 (0.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 337 (0.6%)
  • Dutch: 306 (0.6%)
  • Norwegian: 238 (0.4%)
  • Swedish: 236 (0.4%)
  • African: 140 (0.3%)
  • Scandinavian: 135 (0.2%)
  • Czech: 127 (0.2%)
  • Welsh: 127 (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 102 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 87 (0.2%)
  • Danish: 83 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 79 (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 77 (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 72 (0.1%)
  • Haitian: 48 (0.09%)
  • Slovak: 40 (0.07%)
  • Belgian: 40 (0.07%)
  • Yugoslavian: 39 (0.07%)
  • Greek: 33 (0.06%)
  • Latvian: 30 (0.06%)
  • Swiss: 30 (0.06%)
  • Jamaican: 30 (0.06%)
  • Hungarian: 29 (0.05%)
  • Lebanese: 27 (0.05%)
  • Iranian: 27 (0.05%)
  • Iraqi: 26 (0.05%)
  • Syrian: 26 (0.05%)
  • Brazilian: 25 (0.05%)
  • Portuguese: 22 (0.04%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 22 (0.04%)
  • Nigerian: 19 (0.04%)
  • Austrian: 18 (0.03%)
  • Russian: 17 (0.03%)
  • Somali: 12 (0.02%)
  • Finnish: 11 (0.02%)
  • Armenian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Jordanian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Ukrainian: 7 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Independence:

31.2% (1,843)
Missouri:

16.7% (42,810)

Honduras
Independence:

8.8% (518)
Missouri:

1.6% (4,218)

Cuba
Independence:

5.4% (320)
Missouri:

1.1% (2,882)

Philippines
Independence:

5.2% (306)
Missouri:

4.3% (10,885)

El Salvador
Independence:

4.4% (262)
Missouri:

1.4% (3,595)

Germany
Independence:

4.3% (255)
Missouri:

3.0% (7,587)

Oceania, n.e.c.
Independence:

4.1% (245)
Missouri:

0.3% (717)

Vietnam
Independence:

3.7% (220)
Missouri:

4.5% (11,635)

India
Independence:

3.1% (184)
Missouri:

8.2% (20,884)

Guatemala
Independence:

2.9% (170)
Missouri:

2.4% (6,098)

Dominican Republic
Independence:

1.9% (112)
Missouri:

0.3% (735)

Other Northern Africa
Independence:

1.7% (103)
Missouri:

0.3% (794)

Canada
Independence:

1.7% (103)
Missouri:

2.0% (5,041)

Thailand
Independence:

1.6% (96)
Missouri:

1.0% (2,538)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 79,141
  • Other state: 31,444
  • Northeast: 1,744
  • Midwest: 15,849
  • South: 7,936
  • West: 5,915

90.7% of Independence residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41.0% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44.3% lived in Missouri.


Independence:

90.7%
State average:

84.8%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 429
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 160
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 356
  • 9th grade: 119
  • 10th grade: 801
  • 11th grade: 781
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 648
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 14,352
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,662
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,436
  • Associate degree: 2,987
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,535
  • Master's degree: 1,671
  • Professional school degree: 340
  • Doctorate degree: 378
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 274
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 104
  • 7th and 8th grade: 551
  • 9th grade: 219
  • 10th grade: 825
  • 11th grade: 928
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 560
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 15,813
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,462
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,386
  • Associate degree: 3,856
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,746
  • Master's degree: 2,471
  • Professional school degree: 131
  • Doctorate degree: 352
Educational Attainment for Females
Independence marital status for males
Independence marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 36,140
  • One, attached: 4,007
  • Two: 601
  • 3 or 4: 1,627
  • 5 to 9: 2,976
  • 10 to 19: 3,056
  • 20 to 49: 778
  • 50 or more: 2,304
  • Mobile homes: 1,405
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 33

Median worth of mobile homes: $34,119

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 0.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 2.1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Independence
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Independence, MO
  • 88.4%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Independence, MO
  • 65.1%Utility gas
  • 33.3%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 574
Here:

4.5%
Missouri:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 351
Here:

7.1%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 975
Here:

34.3%
Missouri:

26.0%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability