Independence, California Population 2022

577
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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.

Independence Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Independencewas:

  • White: 70.70%
  • Native American: 14.59%
  • Two or more races: 12.22%
  • Black or African American: 0.92%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.39%
The current population of Independence, California is 577 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 593.

Independence, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White53870.70%
Black or African American70.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native11114.59%
Asian30.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.39%
Some Other Race60.79%
Two or More Races9312.22%
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Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid 2022

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Independence Median Age

44.1


Total

42


Male

48.9


Female

Independence Adults

There are 599 adults, (169 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female

361

47.44%

Male

400

52.56%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Independence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female94.1%5.9%
Married85.6%14.4%
All69.4%30.6%
Non Family62.2%37.8%
Male12.5%87.5%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Independence Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3012.369.4
Married1043.9385.6
Male162.8112.5
Female172.7694.1
Non Family1641.1662.2

3.65

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Independence Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade71.30%
9th to 12th Grade61.12%
High School Graduate22141.08%
Some College15328.44%
Associates Degree336.13%
Bachelors Degree9217.10%
Graduate Degree264.83%
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Independence Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander111
Black774
2+ Races636316
White35034587
Hispanic979418
Native American72678
Asian33
Other Race3

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%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,845$44,702$26,786
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$42,619$43,095$
Some College$42,083$63,214$40,917
Bachelors Degree$$109,444$11,875
Graduate Degree$22,000$$

$41,845

Average Earnings

$44,702

Average Male

$26,786

Average Female

Independence Earnings by Educational Attainment

Independence Language by Age

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Independence Language

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.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian33100.00%
Islander33100.00%
Multiple8467.14%
White466255.36%
Native9322.15%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic12554.00%

6.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.41%

Male Poverty Rate

3.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

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%.

Independence Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
High School10.53%
Some College4.00%
Bachelors or Greater0.87%

Independence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed1.75%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Independence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Independence Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,125$62,308
Families$75,170$80,466
Married Families$76,932-
Non Families$42,647$47,088
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Income by Household Type

Independence Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Independence Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Independence Marital Status

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88

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War14
First Gulf War20
Vietnam35
Korea13
World War II

Independence Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3413
35 to 5423
55 to 646
65 to 7425
75+21

Independence Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7017.24%
Native American1514.29%
2+ Races34.23%
Hispanic86.61%

Independence Veterans by Race

Independence Veterans by Education

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8.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

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44.6%

Labor Force Participation

43.5%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Independence Employment by Age

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Independence Employment by Race

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Independence Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.51%

Born in Independence

92.38%

Native Born

7.62%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

7.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Independence Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20106690.00%
2011661-8-1.20%
2012653-8-1.21%
2013645-8-1.23%
2014637-8-1.24%
2015629-8-1.26%
2016621-8-1.27%
2017613-8-1.29%
2018605-8-1.31%
2019597-8-1.32%
2020593-4-0.67%
2021585-8-1.35%
2022577-8-1.37%

Independence Population by Year