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Independence township, KS map Land area: 37.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 342 (all rural)
Males: 161  (47.1%)
Females: 181  (52.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 342 (270 owner occupied, 72 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

31%


Races in Independence township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.9%
  • Asian: 0.3%

Median age of males: 38.0
Median age of females: 35.9

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Average household size: 2.76

Independence township:

2.8 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.12

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,646 ($48,125 in 1999)
This township:

$56,646
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $420 (lower quartile is $362, upper quartile is $462)
Here:

$420
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $99,165 (it was $60,600 in 2000)
Independence township:

$99,165
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,079 - $137,071

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $124,803
Here:

$124,803
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $9,158
Here:

$9,158
State:

$34,057
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.1%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.6%
Whole state:

4.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Churches in Independence township include: Saint John Lutheran Church (A), Jordan Creek Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Jordan Creek (A), North Branch Independence Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (0% naturalized citizens)

Independence township:  1.8%
State:  5.0%

73% of Independence township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 200
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 140
  • South: 0
  • West: 5
Independence township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 133
  • Two: 4
  • Mobile homes: 7

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Independence township with a mortgage: 42 (0 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 27

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1980 to 1989: 16
  • 1970 to 1979: 28
  • 1960 to 1969: 10
  • 1950 to 1959: 9
  • 1940 to 1949: 14
  • 1939 or earlier: 57

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Independence township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 34
  • 6 rooms: 19
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 23
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Independence township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 6
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Independence township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 24
  • 3 bedrooms: 45
  • 4 bedrooms: 24
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Independence township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 7
  • 3 bedrooms: 2
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Independence township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 1
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 33
  • 3 vehicles: 37
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Cars and other vehicles available in Independence township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 13
  • 2 vehicles: 6
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Metal and metal products (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (39%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Construction (2%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Independence township:

  • German (49.6%)
  • United States or American (22.8%)
  • English (8.4%)
  • Danish (4.0%)
  • Scottish (4.0%)
  • Irish (2.4%)
  • Norwegian (2.4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Vietnam (67%)
  • Russia (33%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 157 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 26 (13%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 14 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (76%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

95.7% of residents of Independence township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 353
  • In family households: 325 (111 male householders, 2 female householders)
    95 spouses, 104 children (93 natural, 2 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 5 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 28 (14 male householders (14 living alone)), 10 female householders (6 living alone)), 4 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 50 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 2 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 20 1-person, 4 2-persons,

85 married couples with children.
6 single-parent households (6 men, 0 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

5.4%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

12.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Independence township:

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