Independence, Missouri

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Population in 2017: 117,306 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 
Males: 56,584  (48.2%)
Females: 60,722  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 64050, 64052, 64053, 64054, 64055, 64056, 64058, 64120, 64133, 64136.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,855 (it was $38,012 in 2000)
Independence:

$49,855
MO:

$53,578

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,668 (it was $19,384 in 2000)

Independence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,700 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Independence:

$112,700
MO:

$156,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $175,565; detached houses: $177,378; townhouses or other attached units: $145,868; in 2-unit structures: $90,377; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $120,726; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $221,339; mobile homes: $41,087; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $30,522

Median gross rent in 2017: $837.

March 2019 cost of living index in Independence: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.0%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.0% for Black residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.5% for American Indian residents, 2.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 35.5% for other race residents, 29.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Independence, MO (2017)
    • 85,17672.6%White alone
    • 17,10814.6%Hispanic
    • 6,5305.6%Black alone
    • 2,8612.4%Two or more races
    • 2,1471.8%Other race alone
    • 1,5271.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1,2671.1%Asian alone
    • 6920.6%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 376 registered sex offenders living in Independence, Missouri as of July 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Independence is 315 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near 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)
6
(5.4)
2
(1.8)
7
(6.4)
9
(8.2)
3
(2.5)
8
(6.6)
2
(1.7)
5
(4.3)
7
(6.0)
3
(2.6)
7
(6.0)
9
(7.7)
11
(9.4)
10
(8.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
45
(40.2)
61
(54.9)
45
(41.3)
57
(51.6)
51
(41.7)
43
(35.5)
45
(38.4)
43
(36.6)
51
(43.4)
43
(36.7)
57
(48.5)
49
(41.8)
33
(28.2)
70
(59.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
123
(109.9)
138
(124.3)
154
(141.4)
163
(147.7)
167
(136.7)
123
(101.5)
110
(93.8)
127
(108.1)
122
(103.9)
126
(107.4)
132
(112.2)
140
(119.3)
156
(133.3)
105
(89.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
622
(555.8)
612
(551.3)
631
(579.5)
595
(539.1)
528
(432.2)
310
(255.9)
342
(291.7)
362
(308.3)
363
(309.2)
304
(259.1)
304
(258.4)
403
(343.5)
446
(381.0)
336
(286.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,304
(1,165)
1,236
(1,113)
1,304
(1,198)
1,413
(1,280)
1,328
(1,087)
1,246
(1,029)
1,178
(1,005)
1,253
(1,067)
1,167
(994.2)
1,128
(961.5)
848
(720.8)
891
(759.4)
785
(670.6)
704
(599.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,956
(5,322)
5,538
(4,989)
5,547
(5,095)
5,904
(5,349)
5,134
(4,202)
5,242
(4,327)
4,785
(4,081)
5,116
(4,357)
5,149
(4,387)
4,616
(3,935)
4,298
(3,654)
4,542
(3,871)
4,655
(3,977)
4,203
(3,581)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
930
(831.1)
834
(751.3)
1,082
(993.8)
779
(705.8)
703
(575.4)
735
(606.7)
728
(620.9)
783
(666.8)
792
(674.7)
838
(714.3)
915
(777.8)
956
(814.8)
1,262
(1,078)
1,208
(1,029)
Arson
(per 100,000)
34
(30.4)
40
(36.0)
35
(32.1)
27
(24.5)
29
(23.7)
22
(18.2)
26
(22.2)
33
(28.1)
30
(25.6)
25
(21.3)
16
(13.6)
15
(12.8)
12
(10.3)
15
(12.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)548.0532.7571.4569.8456.0416.9403.8434.2438.8400.3394.8426.4449.8416.4

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City-data.com crime index in Independence, MO

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 285 (200 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Missouri average:

2.32
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Ancestries: American (16.2%), German (13.1%), English (6.9%), Irish (5.3%), Italian (2.5%), European (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1849

Elevation: 1033 feet

Land area: 78.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,498 people per square mile   (low).

Independence, Missouri map

5,355 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

4.5%
Missouri:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,575 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,424 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (8.0 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (402.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sugar Creek, MO (1.8 miles ),
Birmingham, MO (2.5 miles ),
Lake Tapawingo, MO (2.6 miles ),
Raytown, MO (2.6 miles ),
Randolph, MO (2.7 miles),
River Bend, MO (2.7 miles),
Kansas City, MO (2.8 miles ),
Blue Springs, MO (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 39.08 N, Longitude: 94.41 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -13,144 (-11.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,736 (29.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 816

Distribution of median household income in Independence, MO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Independence, MO in 2017

Property values in Independence, MO

Independence satellite photo by USGS

Independence tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 329 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 1998: 302 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 1999: 349 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2000: 376 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2001: 363 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2002: 392 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2003: 399 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2004: 492 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2005: 360 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2006: 257 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2007: 148 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2008: 70 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2009: 52 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2010: 60 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2011: 84 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 2012: 65 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2013: 65 buildings, average cost: $210,400
  • 2014: 60 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2015: 77 buildings, average cost: $218,700
  • 2016: 75 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2017: 103 buildings, average cost: $195,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Independence, MO residents
Average permit cost in Independence, MO
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Missouri:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Independence, MO
Historical housing units in Independence, MO

Population change in the 1990s: +910 (+0.8%).
Most common industries in Independence, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Construction (14.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Truck transportation (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Independence, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)
  • Cashiers (2.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Carpenters (3.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)

Average climate in Independence, Missouri

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Independence, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 89.9. This is worse than average.

City:

89.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.790. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.790
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.76
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Independence-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Independence city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the city center injured 13 people and caused $31 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Independence-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 354.2 miles away from Independence center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 296.2 miles away from Independence center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 304.9 miles away from Independence center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 327.0 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 351.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 294.4 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 Jackson County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Independence topographic map

Hospitals in Independence:

  • CENTERPOINT MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 19600 EAST 39TH STREET)
  • GROVES COMMUNITY HOSPICE (1515 WEST WHITE OAK)
  • HOSPICE OF INDEPENDENCE REGIONAL (1515 W TRUMAN RD)
  • MEDICAL CENTER OF INDEPENDENCE (provides emergency services, 17203 E 23RD ST)
  • VITAS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION MIDWEST (4041 SOUTH LYNN COURT DRIVE)

Nursing Homes in Independence:

  • CARMEL HILLS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (810 EAST WALNUT)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-INDEPENDENCE (17451 EAST MEDICAL CENTER PARKWAY)
  • INDEPENDENCE MANOR CARE CENTER (1600 SOUTH KINGSHIGHWAY)
  • INDEPENDENCE REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (1509 WEST TRUMAN ROAD)
  • MAYWOOD TERRACE LIVING CENTER (10300 EAST TRUMAN RD)
  • MONTEREY PARK NURSING CENTER (4600 LITTLE BLUE PARKWAY)
  • REHABILITATION CENTER OF INDEPENDENCE, THE (1800 S SWOPE DRIVE)
  • ROSEWOOD HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (1415 WEST WHITE OAK)
  • VILLAGES OF JACKSON CREEK, THE (3980 SOUTH JACKSON DRIVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Independence:

  • EASTLAND DIALYSIS (19101 E VALLEY VIEW PKWY STE E)
  • FMC - CENTERPOINT (19401 E 37TH TERRACE COURT SOUTH SUITE 200)
  • INDEPENDENCE DIALYSIS CENTER (1135 S. CLAREMONT)

Home Health Centers in Independence:

  • FIRST CALL HOMECARE (14480 E 42 STREET SOUTH)
  • HEALTHBACK HOME HEALTH OF MISSOURI INC (4215 SOUTH HOCKER SUITE 100)
  • INTEGRITY HOME CARE (3675 SOUTH NOLAND ROAD - SUITE 222)

Heliports located in Independence:

Amtrak station:

INDEPENDENCE (600 S. GRAND AVE.) . Services: free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Independence:

  • National American University-Independence (Full-time enrollment: 501; Location: 3620 South Arrowhead Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.national.edu/locations/missouri/independence)
  • Independence College of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 117; Location: 815 W 23rd St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.hair-skin-nails.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • Rockhurst University (about 10 miles; Kansas City, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,013)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 10 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 10,544)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (about 10 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 12,834)
  • Park University (about 17 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Wright Career College (about 18 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • Grantham University (about 19 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 19 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)

Public high schools in Independence:

Private high schools in Independence:

  • CENTER PLACE RESTORATION SCHOOL (Students: 215, Location: 819 W WALDO AVE, Grades: KG-12)
  • ST MARYS HIGH SCHOOL BUNDSCHU MEMORIAL (Students: 115, Location: 622 N MAIN ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • NOVA CENTER (Students: 52, Location: 2425 S HARDY AVE, Grades: KG-12)
  • SHELTERWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 42, Location: 3205 N TWYMAN RD, Grades: 8-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Independence:

Private elementary/middle schools in Independence:

  • NATIVITY OF MARY SCHOOL (Students: 373, Location: 10021 E 36TH TER S, Grades: PK-8)
  • MESSIAH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 128, Location: 613 S MAIN, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Independence

Library in Independence:

  • CONSOLIDATED LIBRARY DISTRICT #3 (Operating income: $41,865,938; Location: 15616 E. US HIGHWAY 24; 2,972,090 books; 695 e-books; 199,301 audio materials; 136,986 video materials; 200 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 39 other licensed databases; 7,285 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Independence, Missouri is the site founded by Joseph Smith in a revelation as the New Jerusalem, or Zion.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Independence: Camp Mo-Kan (A), Rockwood Country Club (B), Crackerneck Country Club (C), Fairmount Station (D), Lake City Junction (E), Independence Center (F), Harry S Truman Railroad Station (G), Gaslight Square (H), Noland Plaza (I), Noland Road Retail Center (J), Noland Fashion Square (K), Alton Plaza (L), Chrisman Plaza (M), Independence Square (N), Thirty-ninth and Noland Center (O), Harry S Truman Home (P), Bingham-Waggoner Estate (Q), 1827 Jackson County Log Courthouse (R), Independence Fire Department Headquarters (S), Vaile Mansion (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Far View Shopping Center (1), Hub Shopping Center (2), Independence Corners Shopping Center (3), Independence North Shopping Center (4), Noland South Shopping Center (5), Sterling Ridge Shopping Center (6), Hi-way Twenty-four Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Independence include: Fairmount Church (A), Blue Ridge Assembly of God Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Trinity Episcopal Church (D), Lobb Cumberland Church (E), Trinity Church (F), Assembly of God Church (G), Beacon Heights Church (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lobb Cemetery (1), Mount Washington Cemetery (2), Oak Ridge Memory Gardens (3), Hendrick Cemetery (4), Pitcher Cemetery (5), Blue Ridge Cemetery (6), Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Horseshoe Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork Little Blue River (A), Burr Oak Creek (B), Camp Creek (C), Spring Branch (D), West Fire Prairie Creek (E), Rock Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Independence include: Kiddie Park (1), Hill Park (2), Slover Memorial Park (3), Chrysler Stadium (4), National Frontier Trails Center (5), Chaplin-Hood Park (6), Bundschu Park (7), Harry S Truman National Historic Site (8), Adair Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Independence College of Cosmetology (Museums; 815 West 23rd Street) (1), Jackson County Historical Society - Jail Museum 1859 (217 North Main Street) (2), Truman Harry S National Historic Site (Recreation Areas; 223 North Main Street) (3), Amf Independence Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3701 South Ponca Drive) (4), Amf Bowling Centers - Amf Strike 'n Spare (Amusement & Theme Parks; 13001 East US Highway 40) (5), Independence Carousel (Amusement & Theme Parks; 146 Independence Center) (6), Power Play (2035 Independence Center) (7), All Points Travel Inc (Tours & Charters; 18675 East 39th Street South Suite O) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Blue Bird Motel (8920 US40 Highway) (1), Great Western Motel (15912 East US Highway 24) (2), American Inn (4141 South Noland Road) (3), Hilton Garden Inn Hotel (19677 East Jackson Drive) (4), Crossland Economy Studios (14800 East 42nd Street South) (5), Budget Inn Motel (9900 E US Highway 40) (6), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (19901 East Valleyview Parkway) (7), Fairfield Inn by Marriott (18700 East 37th Terrace South) (8), Hilton Garden Inn Independence (19677 East Jackson Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Independence City - City Hall- Helpful Jackson County Numbers- General Informa (308 West Kansas Avenue) (1), Jackson County - Executive Branch- Sheriff's Department Lake Jacomo Hdqtrs- Warrents- Court Secu (3310 Northeast Rennau Drive) (2), Jackson County - Judicial Branch- Family Court Division- Family Court Resource Serv (626 East 26 Street 64108) (3), Jackson County - Judicial Branch- Family Court Division- Family Court Resource Services- Media (626 East 26 Street 64108) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Larry C. Johnson - Blogger, Ginger Rogers - (1911-1995), actor, Margaret Truman - (born 1924), novelist, Margaret Weis - Writer, Arliss Howard - Film actor, Andrew Probert - Illustrator, Bess Truman - (1885-1982), First Lady of the United States, wife of Harry S. Truman, Cathay Williams - Slave, Mateo Moreno - Film actor, Paul Henning - Television producer.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.9%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Independence in 2010:

  • 982 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 39 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 27 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Independence in 2000:

  • 395 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 383 people in nursing homes
  • 123 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 119 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 73 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 70 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 27 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 3 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled

Banks with most branches in Independence (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Independence Square Branch, 24 Highway Branch, Noland Road Branch, Eastland Banking Ctr. Branch, 23rd Street Banking Center Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Commerce Bank: Independence Square Branch, Independence Noland Road Branch, 24 Highway Branch, 39th Street Branch. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: 24 Highway Branch, Noland Road Branch, Independence Center Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • UMB Bank, National Association: 40 Highway At 291 Drive Up Branch, East 39th Street Branch, Gudgell Branch. Info updated 2007/12/13: Bank assets: $11,205.9 mil, Deposits: $8,538.8 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Umb Financial Corporation
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Independence 23rd Street Branch, Fountains At Greenbrier, Independence Branch # 8. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • Hawthorn Bank: Independence Branch at 220 West White Oak, branch established on 1919/01/01; Independence Branch at 17430 East 39th Street, branch established on 2002/01/07. Info updated 2011/03/16: Bank assets: $1,152.2 mil, Deposits: $971.8 mil, headquarters in Jefferson City, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc
  • Blue Ridge Bank and Trust Co.: Blue Ridge Bank And Trust Co. at 4200 Little Blue Parkway, branch established on 1958/09/08; Independence Branch at 17911 East 24 Highway, Unit B-1, branch established on 1998/12/01. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $469.9 mil, Deposits: $424.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Blue Ridge Bancshares, Inc.
  • Union Bank: Independence Branch at 4340 Noland Road, branch established on 1998/02/06. Info updated 2010/08/12: Bank assets: $458.7 mil, Deposits: $414.7 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Olathe Bancshares, Inc.
  • North American Savings Bank, F.S.B.: 11400 East 23rd Branch at 11400 E 23rd Street, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,184.7 mil, Deposits: $889.0 mil, headquarters in Grandview, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • 6 other banks with 6 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Independence:

Marital status in Independence, MO
  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

For population 25 years and over in Independence:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Missouri average:

11.0

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, MO (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant154,390404
Catholic69,44152
Mainline Protestant61,299159
Other34,880110
Black Protestant34,72284
Orthodox1,2353
None318,191-
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: 109
This county:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
Jackson County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 40
This county:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 185
Jackson County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 460
Here:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

9.1%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

30.8%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jackson County:

14.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Independence:

48.8%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.7%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Independence:

21.1%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.6%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Independence:

6.8
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.6%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Independence:

54.9%
State:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.2%
State:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Independence, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 215$1,253,379$69,9560$0
Electric Power 212$1,741,359$98,5671$3,636
Firefighters 164$976,792$71,4730$0
Water Supply 79$376,480$57,1873$4,984
Sewerage 68$323,649$57,1154$6,233
Police - Other 53$239,262$54,1730$0
Streets and Highways 47$213,435$54,4944$9,530
Financial Administration 41$221,991$64,9731$1,526
Parks and Recreation 30$114,224$45,69031$29,468
Health 28$132,944$56,9768$14,373
Other and Unallocable 24$108,210$54,1055$4,774
Other Government Administration 21$113,870$65,0692$2,281
Judicial and Legal 19$91,623$57,8673$6,238
Housing and Community Development (Local) 15$76,701$61,3610$0
Fire - Other 4$11,486$34,4580$0
Totals for Government 1,020$5,995,405$70,53462$83,043

Independence government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $12,811,000 ($109.21)
    Electric Utilities: $11,436,000 ($97.49)
    General - Other: $11,367,000 ($96.90)
    Water Utilities: $3,261,000 ($27.80)
    Regular Highways: $2,127,000 ($18.13)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $112,650,000 ($960.31)
    Police Protection: $33,722,000 ($287.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,915,000 ($152.72)
    Water Utilities: $17,765,000 ($151.44)
    Sewerage: $16,543,000 ($141.02)
    Central Staff Services: $11,565,000 ($98.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,386,000 ($97.06)
    Regular Highways: $6,059,000 ($51.65)
    General - Other: $5,050,000 ($43.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,742,000 ($40.42)
    Health - Other: $2,807,000 ($23.93)
    Financial Administration: $2,023,000 ($17.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,683,000 ($14.35)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $559,000 ($4.77)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $105,000 ($0.90)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,391,000 ($45.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,566,000 ($141.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $714,000 ($6.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000 ($1.98)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $74,891,000 ($638.42)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,379,000 ($11.76)

Independence government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $24,452,000 ($208.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,005,000 ($93.81)
    Other: $3,001,000 ($25.58)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $66,000 ($0.56)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($0.10)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $798,000 ($6.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $4,744,000 ($40.44)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,197,000 ($18.73)
    Interest Earnings: $290,000 ($2.47)
    Special Assessments: $36,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $139,672,000 ($1190.66)
    Water Utilities: $29,737,000 ($253.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,554,000 ($47.35)
    Other: $2,345,000 ($19.99)
    Highways: $1,786,000 ($15.23)
    Public Welfare: $267,000 ($2.28)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $52,567,000 ($448.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,460,000 ($89.17)
    Property: $8,975,000 ($76.51)
    Other License: $1,640,000 ($13.98)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,593,000 ($13.58)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,428,000 ($12.17)
    Motor Vehicle License: $516,000 ($4.40)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $458,000 ($3.90)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $118,000 ($1.01)

Independence government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $511,385,000 ($4359.41)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $488,090,000 ($4160.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,295,000 ($198.58)

Independence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,000 ($1.52)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $198,568,000 ($1692.74)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $108,000 ($0.92)

6.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,411 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Missouri average:

7.04%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($284 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, KS  1.15% ($58,976 average AGI)
from Clay County, MO  0.68% ($43,300)
from Cass County, MO  0.40% ($42,924)


6.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,303 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Missouri average:

7.16%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($435 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.04%
Missouri average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Johnson County, KS  1.17% ($71,814 average AGI)
to Clay County, MO  0.81% ($44,314)
to Cass County, MO  0.47% ($56,433)
Businesses in Independence, MO
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Jimmy John's1
7-Eleven5Jones New York2
ALDI1Journeys1
ALDO1Justice1
AMF Bowling2KFC3
AT&T1Kmart2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware2La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts3Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters2Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's4Lowe's1
AutoZone3Macy's1
Bakers1Marriott2
Barnes & Noble1Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's9
Bed Bath & Beyond1Men's Wearhouse2
Best Western1Motel 61
Blockbuster4Motherhood Maternity3
Budget Car Rental1New Balance2
Burger King4New York & Co1
CVS4Nike17
CarMax1Office Depot1
Casual Male XL1OfficeMax1
Catherines1Old Navy1
Charlotte Russe1Olive Garden1
Chevrolet1On The Border1
Chick-Fil-A1Outback1
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse1
Chipotle1Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panda Express1
Church's Chicken3Panera Bread1
Cold Stone Creamery1Papa John's Pizza3
Coldwater Creek1Payless4
Comfort Suites1Penske1
Costco1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut4
Cricket Wireless9Popeyes1
Crossland Economy Studios1Quality1
Dairy Queen2Quiznos2
Deb1RadioShack2
Decora Cabinetry1Red Lobster1
Dennys2Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
DressBarn1Ryan's Grill1
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In6
Express1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears4
Fashion Bug1Sephora1
FedEx13Shoe Carnival1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sprint Nextel4
Foot Locker1Starbucks4
Ford1Steak 'n Shake1
Forever 211Subway10
GNC1Super 81
GameStop4T-Mobile6
Goodwill1Taco Bell7
Gymboree1Target1
H&R Block7Torrid1
Hardee's3Toys"R"Us1
Hilton1True Value1
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul8
Holiday Inn2UPS18
Hollister Co.1Vans4
Home Depot1Victoria's Secret1
HomeTown Buffet1Walgreens4
Hot Topic1Walmart1
IHOP1Wendy's5
J. Jill1Wet Seal1
JCPenney1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Independence:

  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPHN (1190 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGGN (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GLADSTONE, MO; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPRT (1590 AM; 1 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KCWJ (1030 AM; 1 kW; BLUE SPRINGS, MO; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING ASSOCIATES, LP)
  • KCNW (1380 AM; 3 kW; FAIRWAY, KS; Owner: KANSAS CITY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Independence:

  • KSRC (102.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDAF-FM (106.5 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUDL (98.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBEQ-FM (104.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCUR-FM (89.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CURATORS OF UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KLJC (88.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • KKFI (90.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MID-COAST RADIO PROJECT, INC.)
  • KQRC-FM (98.9 FM; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRBZ (96.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYYS (99.7 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMXV (93.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPRS (103.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFKF-FM (94.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMJK (107.3 FM; LEXINGTON, MO; Owner: ALLUR-KANSAS CITY, INC.)
  • KCCV-FM (92.3 FM; OLATHE, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAYX (92.5 FM; RICHMOND, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWJC (91.9 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Independence:

  • KCPT (Channel 19; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PUBLIC TELEVISION 19, INC.)
  • KSMO-TV (Channel 62; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KSMO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • KMBC-TV (Channel 9; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K48FS (Channel 48; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCWE (Channel 29; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KCWE-TV, INC.)
  • KPXE (Channel 50; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PAXSON KANSAS CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCTV (Channel 5; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K35CT (Channel 35; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KMCI (Channel 38; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSHB-TV (Channel 41; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDAF-TV (Channel 4; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WDAF LICENSE, INC.)
  • K26CR (Channel 26; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Independence fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 207Number of bridges
  • 2,369ft / 722mTotal length
  • $18,724,000Total costs
  • 3,688,905Total average daily traffic
  • 508,983Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,642,511Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Independence, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 21910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 191950-1959
  • 761960-1969
  • 161970-1979
  • 191980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 332000-2009
  • 222010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Independence, MO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Independence)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 152 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Independence, MO)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 765 (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: 51 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED706$100,368415$93,9851,853$120,684147$33,5016$1,920,648224$66,2064$29,855
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED30$90,78325$72,462193$110,04933$25,7571$285,0007$71,1735$35,308
APPLICATIONS DENIED121$103,39669$68,775822$120,496163$27,3703$2,789,33366$77,9137$25,654
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN73$105,26453$79,691579$112,05828$27,8063$2,206,66335$77,4010$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$82,47212$84,363110$114,2527$50,1270$07$83,5510$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 27 tracts in Independence, MO

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED54$122,69363$149,2870$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$103,48141$142,1252$74,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$146,70522$123,4920$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$131,8989$153,8410$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$199,5004$119,0830$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Independence, MO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Independence, MO - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 446. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 658 took place in 2007, and the least - 35 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Independence, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.4%), and Structure Fires (32.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Independence, MO
    • 3,66848.4%Outside Fires
    • 2,45932.4%Structure Fires
    • 1,22916.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2273.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Independence, MO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Independence, Missouri:

  • Quality Inn & Suites, 4200 S Noland Rd, Independence, Missouri 64055 , Phone: (816) 373-8856, Fax: (816) 373-3312
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 13712 E 42ND Ter, Independence, Missouri 64055 , Phone: (816) 373-2800, Fax: (816) 373-0548
  • Woodstock Inn, 1212 W Lexington, Independence, Missouri 64050 , Phone: (816) 833-2233
  • Crossland Economy Studios - Kansas City - Independence, 14800 E 42ND St, Independence, Missouri 64055 , Phone: (816) 350-2151, Fax: (816) 350-2155
  • Super 8 Motel, 4032 S Lynn CT Dr, Independence, Missouri 64055 , Phone: (816) 833-1888
  • Best Western Truman Inn, 4048 S Lynn Ct, Independence, Missouri 64055 , Phone: (816) 254-0100, Fax: (816) 254-6796
  • Holiday Inn Epxress Hotel & Suites, 19901 E Vly View Pkwy, Independence, Missouri 64057 , Phone: (816) 795-8889, Fax: (816) 795-1734
  • Residence Inn Independence, 3700 S Arrowhead Ave, Independence, Missouri 64057 , Phone: (816) 795-6466, Fax: (816) 795-6466
  • 9 other hotels and motels
All 17 fire-safe hotels and motels in Independence, Missouri
Most common first names in Independence, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary87779.5 years
William84474.1 years
John83573.1 years
James70872.0 years
Robert62571.4 years
Charles57974.1 years
George46775.9 years
Helen37879.9 years
Dorothy36177.9 years
Margaret31578.8 years
Most common last names in Independence, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith50075.9 years
Johnson25676.1 years
Jones23576.1 years
Williams23175.3 years
Miller21276.2 years
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Davis20275.7 years
Wilson16174.5 years
Martin14877.0 years
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Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Independence, MO
  • 88.9%Utility gas
  • 9.0%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Independence, MO
  • 63.5%Utility gas
  • 34.7%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Independence compared to Missouri state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.

Independence on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 2,000 householders)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: finance and insurance (population 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest differences between morning and afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest humidity differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having professional degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the largest decrease or smallest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentages of current college students (population 100,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (20,000+ housing units)"
  • #47 (64053) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael L. Bryson (8)
  • Mark A. Etter (6)
  • Roger E. Billings (5)
  • Michael A. Duree (4)
  • Timothy A. Vogel (4)
  • Thomas W. Higginbotham (3)
  • John B. Watkins (3)
  • Jorge Garcia (3)
  • George R. Hildebrand (3)
  • Carl Riesco (3)

Total of 130 patent applications in 2008-2020.