Independence, Iowa Population 2024

6,207

Independence is a city located in Buchanan County Iowa. Independence has a 2024 population of 6,207. It is also the county seat of Buchanan County.Independence is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually and its population has increased by 1.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,089 in 2020.

The average household income in Independence is $75,392 with a poverty rate of 11.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Independence is 41.3 years, 39 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

Independence Demographics

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

  • White: 94.89%
  • Two or more races: 2.75%
  • Black or African American: 2.19%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Other race: 0.07%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
6.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,031.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.94% (118)
The current population of Independence, Iowa is 6,207 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,089.

Independence, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,79494.89%
Two or more races1682.75%
Black or African American1342.19%
Native American60.1%
Other race40.07%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid 2024

Independence Median Age

41.3

Total

39

Male

42.2

Female

Independence Adults

There are 4,727 adults, (1,339 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

80.2

Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female3,12851.23%
Male2,97848.77%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,6412.2668.831.2
Non Family1,1891.1348.951.1
Married1,1023.199010
Female2363.1655.544.5
Male1143.151000
showing: 5 rows

3.02

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

68.8%

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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 64.29%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,303

Average Earnings

$49,258

Average Male

$36,667

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

96.45% of Independence residents speak only English, while 3.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.17% of the population.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,42962511.51%
Multiple1665834.94%
Hispanic271176.27%
Black13010.77%
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11.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.8%

Male Poverty Rate

14.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Multiple, with 34.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is Black, with 0.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.33%.

Independence Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School17.46%
Less Than 9th Grade14.53%
Some College7.67%
Bachelors or Greater1.08%
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Independence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.86%
Female Employed8.16%
Male Employed4.22%
Female Unemployed
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

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

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

334

Number of Veterans

323

Male Veterans

11

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

3.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

1.5%

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

81.48%

Born in Independence

96.48%

Native Born

3.52%

Foreign Born

3.41%

Non Citizen

0.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.48% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 81.48% having been born in Iowa. 3.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Independence Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,277140.22%
20286,263140.22%
20276,249140.22%
20266,235140.23%
20256,221140.23%
20246,207140.23%
20236,193140.23%
20226,179140.23%
20216,165761.25%
20206,089-29-0.47%
20196,118540.89%
20186,064300.5%
20176,034460.77%
20165,988-34-0.56%
20156,02230.05%
20146,019400.67%
20135,97940.07%
20125,975260.44%
20115,949-23-0.39%
20105,972-42-0.7%
20006,014420.7%
19905,972-420-6.57%
19806,3924828.16%
19705,9104127.49%
19605,49863313.01%
19504,86552312.05%
19404,34265117.64%
19303,691190.52%
19203,6721554.41%
19103,517-139-3.8%
19003,65649315.59%
18903,163351.12%
18803,1281836.21%
18702,945
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Independence Population by Year