Independence, California Population 2024

850

Independence is a city located in Inyo County California. Independence has a 2024 population of 850. It is also the county seat of Inyo County.Independence is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 11.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 761 in 2020.

The average household income in Independence is $65,929 with a poverty rate of 8.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Independence is 40 years, 38.2 years for males, and 54.7 years for females.

Independence Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Independence was:

  • White: 66%
  • Two or more races: 14.24%
  • Native American: 11.53%
  • Black or African American: 6.82%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.47%
  • Asian: 0.24%
Land Area (mi²)
4.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
174.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
11.7% (89)
The current population of Independence, California is 850 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 761.

Independence, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White56166%
Two or more races12114.24%
Native American9811.53%
Black or African American586.82%
Other race60.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.47%
Asian20.24%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid 2024

Independence Median Age

40

Total

38.2

Male

54.7

Female

Independence Adults

There are 635 adults, (214 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

101.9

Age Dependency Ratio

50.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female39446.35%
Male45653.65%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3372.3972.127.9
Non Family1811.226337
Married1133.7387.612.4
Male30456.743.3
Female133.231000
showing: 5 rows

3.74

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

72.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Independence Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Independence Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,389

Average Earnings

$57,500

Average Male

$28,750

Average Female

Independence Earnings by Educational Attainment

Independence Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Independence Language

91.63% of Independence residents speak only English, while 8.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.98% of the population.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple1152017.39%
White523183.44%
Native791316.46%
Hispanic9088.89%
Islander44100%
Asian22100%
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8.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.26%

Male Poverty Rate

5.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is White, with 3.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.62%.

Independence Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40%
High School12.44%
Some College3.29%
Bachelors or Greater1.67%
showing: 4 rows

Independence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed11.76%
Male Employed11.03%
Female Employed2.59%
showing: 4 rows

Independence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Independence Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Independence Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Independence Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Independence Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Independence Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Independence Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

58

Number of Veterans

56

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Independence Veterans by War

count

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Independence Veterans by Age

count

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Independence Veterans by Race

Independence Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

41.8%

Labor Force Participation

38.5%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Independence Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Independence Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Independence Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.12%

Born in Independence

95.41%

Native Born

4.59%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

4.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.41% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 78.12% having been born in California. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Independence Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024850
2023850
2022850658.28%
2021785243.15%
202076115826.2%
20196036111.25%
2018542-65-10.71%
2017607-51-7.75%
201665810.15%
2015657-24-3.52%
2014681446.91%
201363710319.29%
2012534142.69%
2011520-149-22.27%
2010669
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Independence Population by Year