Independence, Kansas Population 2020

8,426
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Independence is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 8,426, it is the 42nd largest city in Kansas and the 3473rd largest city in the United States. Independence is currently declining at a rate of -0.93% annually and its population has decreased by -11.15% 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 1,099 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. For every 100 females there are 101.8 males.

Independence Demographics

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

  • White: 84.01%
  • Black or African American: 6.52%
  • Two or more races: 4.43%
  • Asian: 1.91%
  • Native American: 1.35%
  • Other race: 1.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.53%
The current population of Independence, Kansas is 8,426, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,584.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,483.

Independence, Kansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,30784.01%
Black or African American5676.52%
Two or More Races3854.43%
Asian1661.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native1171.35%
Some Other Race1101.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander460.53%
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Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid 2020

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Independence Median Age

39.4


Total

32.3


Male

48.2


Female

Independence Adults

There are 6,757 adults, (1,713 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female

4,310

49.55%

Male

4,388

50.45%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Independence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.3%19.7%
All62%38%
Female54.4%45.6%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Male40.6%59.4%

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Independence Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8472.262
Non Family1,6771.1352.2
Married1,4053.0780.3
Female5093.1554.4
Male2562.5640.6

2.88

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Independence Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1382.35%
9th to 12th Grade3896.63%
High School Graduate1,73429.55%
Some College1,65528.20%
Associates Degree77313.17%
Bachelors Degree65911.23%
Graduate Degree5208.86%
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Independence Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,9054,504950
Hispanic37130264
Black29124243
Native American10910113
Asian10510577
Multiple Races989832
Other Race9446
Islander1919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.33%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,098$33,271$25,948
Less Than High School$20,938$28,095$20,547
High School Grad$24,583$27,054$22,714
Some College$30,000$32,456$26,810
Bachelors Degree$40,750$41,250$39,500
Graduate Degree$42,788$54,167$

$30,098

Average Earnings

$33,271

Average Male

$25,948

Average Female

Independence Earnings by Educational Attainment

Independence Language by Age

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Independence Language

95.23% of Independence residents speak only English, while 4.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.21% of the population.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,4771,11917.28%
Hispanic78922228.14%
Black5379417.50%
Multiple3856316.36%
Other1103128.18%

17.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.98%

Male Poverty Rate

17.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Other, with 28.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is Multiple, with 16.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.46%.

Independence Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.01%
Some College15.26%
High School12.83%
Bachelors or Greater4.79%

Independence Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.83%
Male Unemployed47.78%
Female Employed12.33%
Male Employed8.05%

Independence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Independence Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,778$51,729
Families$52,125$61,762
Married Families$66,531-
Non Families$28,750$34,398
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Income by Household Type

Independence Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Independence Marital Status by Race

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Independence Marital Status

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593

Number of Veterans

518

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam232
First Gulf War177
Second Gulf War95
World War II25
Korea23

Independence Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54208
65 to 74184
75+125
55 to 6471
18 to 345

Independence Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5459.44%
Hispanic489.86%
Black255.90%
2 or More159.32%
Indian86.84%

Independence Veterans by Race

Independence Veterans by Education

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7.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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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66.62%

Born in Kansas

96.71%

Native Born

3.29%

Foreign Born

0.98%

Non Citizen

2.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.71% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 66.62% having been born in Kansas. 0.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Independence Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,426-79-0.93%
20198,505-79-0.92%
20188,584-87-1.00%
20178,671-138-1.57%
20168,809-168-1.87%
20158,977-180-1.97%
20149,157-100-1.08%
20139,257180.19%
20129,239-64-0.69%
20119,303-155-1.64%
20109,458-388-0.40%
20009,846-184-0.18%
199010,030-568-0.55%
198010,5982510.24%
197010,347-875-0.81%
196011,222-113-0.10%
195011,335-230-0.20%
194011,565-1,217-1.00%
193012,7828620.70%
192011,9201,4401.30%
191010,4805,6298.01%
19004,8511,7244.49%
18903,1272120.70%
18802,9150.00%

Independence Population by Year