Independence, Missouri Population 2018

Independence, Missouri's estimated population is 117,306 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Independence, Missouri is the 5th largest city in Missouri based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1918.11 people/mi² (740.58 people/km²), with a household density of 339.00 people/km² (878.02 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 40.1 years, 38.3 years for males, and 42.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.8 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 53,697 households in the city, with an average size of 2.39 people per household. The vacancy rate was 9.9%, with a median rent of $783/month. The median house has 5.3 rooms, and has a value of $100,500.

The median income for households in Independence, Missouri is $44,415, while the mean household income is $57,455. The per capita income is $24,524, and 13.6% of families and 17.8% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 29.8% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 7.4% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017117,306-59-0.05%
2016117,365500.04%
2015117,315-266-0.23%
2014117,5812710.23%
2013117,310100.01%
2012117,3004390.38%
2011116,861-10-0.01%
2010116,8713,5833.16%
2000113,2889870.88%
1990112,3015040.45%
1980111,7971670.15%
1970111,63049,30279.10%
196062,32825,36568.62%
195036,96320,897130.07%
194016,0667705.03%
193015,2963,61030.89%
192011,6861,82718.53%
19109,8592,88541.37%
19006,9745949.31%
18906,3803,234102.80%
18803,146-38-1.19%
18703,184200.63%
18603,1640.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White97,262
Black or African American8,534
Some Other Race5,812
Two or More Races3,029
Asian1,295
American Indian and Alaska Native714
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander571

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Independence Mo Population Pyramid 2018

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Independence Mo Median Age

40.1


Total

38.3


Male

42.6


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 90,912 adults in Independence Mo.

Independence Mo Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Mo Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.3
Houses Without Mortgage
11,915
Houses With Mortgage
18,084
Vacancy Rate
9.9
Median Rent
783
Median Home Value
100,500
Renter-Occupied Units
18,398
Owner-Occupied Units
29,999
Total Housing Units
53,697

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Independence Mo for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.8% and the labor force participation rate is 61.8%.

Independence Mo Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.39
Average Family Size
3.07
Total Households
48397
Married Couple Households
19774
Male Householder (no wife) Families
2171
Female Householder (no husband) Families
7131
Non Family Households
19321
Total Families
29076
Households With Own Children
11582
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
6.7
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.5

Independence Mo Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
3,854
$10,000 to $14,999
3,192
$15,000 to $24,999
5,720
$25,000 to $34,999
5,802
$35,000 to $49,999
8,533
$50,000 to $74,999
9,190
$75,000 to $99,999
5,886
$100,000 to $149,999
4,355
$150,000 to $199,999
1,113
Over $200,000
752

Independence Mo Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Independence Mo

Missouri

$44,415

$49,593

$57,455

$67,210

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Independence Mo Education Data

Independence Mo Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
3,0103.69%
9th to 12th Grade
6,3807.82%
High School Graduate
31,26838.34%
Some College
19,88124.38%
Associates Degree
6,2487.66%
Bachelors Degree
10,14012.43%
Graduate Degree
4,6335.68%