Independence is a city located in Inyo County California. It is also the county seat of Inyo County. With a 2020 population of 577, it is the 1132nd largest city in California and the 18269th largest city in the United States. Independence is currently declining at a rate of -1.37% annually and its population has decreased by -2.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 593 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Independence has a population density of 119 people per square mile.
The average household income in Independence is $60,238 with a poverty rate of 6.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $914 per month, and the median house value is $194,400. The median age in Independence is 44.6 years, 43.8 years for males, and 44.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Independencewas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
90.01% of Independence residents speak only English, while 9.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.70% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is Hispanic, with 4.00% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.91%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Independence
92.38% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 74.51% having been born in California. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.