Independence is a city located in Montgomery County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Montgomery County. With a 2020 population of 8,347, it is the 42nd largest city in Kansas and the 3513th largest city in the United States . Independence is currently declining at a rate of -0.94% annually and its population has decreased by -11.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,483 in 2010. Independence reached it's highest population of 12,782 in 1930. Spanning over 8 miles, Independence has a population density of 1,089 people per square mile.
The average household income in Independence is $51,729 with a poverty rate of 17.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $680 per month, and the median house value is $80,700. The median age in Independence is 39.4 years, 32.3 years for males, and 48.2 years for females.