Independence, Kansas Population 2024

8,316

Independence is a city located in Montgomery County Kansas. Independence has a 2024 population of 8,316. It is also the county seat of Montgomery County.Independence is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -2.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,552 in 2020.

The average household income in Independence is $61,382 with a poverty rate of 17.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Independence is 38.1 years, 30.6 years for males, and 46.1 years for females.

Independence Demographics

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

  • White: 82.19%
  • Two or more races: 7.47%
  • Black or African American: 5.94%
  • Other race: 3.05%
  • Native American: 1.19%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
7.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,084.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.76% (-236)
The current population of Independence, Kansas is 8,316 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,552.

Independence, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,03282.19%
Two or more races6397.47%
Black or African American5085.94%
Other race2613.05%
Native American1021.19%
Asian140.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid 2024

Independence Median Age

38.1

Total

30.6

Male

46.1

Female

Independence Adults

There are 6,550 adults, (1,546 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

71

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female4,20349.12%
Male4,35350.88%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,7322.2470.529.5
Non Family1,6081.1958.141.9
Married1,4033.0386.713.3
Female5493.2169.630.4
Male1722.4956.443.6
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2.97

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

70.5%

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 native american people with a rate of 45%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,372

Average Earnings

$42,500

Average Male

$32,892

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

96.61% of Independence residents speak only English, while 3.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.2% of the population.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,5001,03515.92%
Multiple63624037.74%
Hispanic64922033.9%
Black4787014.64%
Other261103.83%
Native9599.47%
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17.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.35%

Male Poverty Rate

16.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Multiple, with 37.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is Other, with 3.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.66%.

Independence Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.66%
High School13.06%
Some College12.01%
Bachelors or Greater2.49%
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Independence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed22.92%
Female Employed12.94%
Male Employed8.45%
Female Unemployed
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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

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Independence Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Independence Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

410

Number of Veterans

403

Male Veterans

7

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

9.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

59.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

2.8%

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

69.18%

Born in Independence

99.33%

Native Born

0.67%

Foreign Born

0.22%

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.33% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 69.18% having been born in Kansas. 0.22% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,016-60-0.74%
20288,076-60-0.74%
20278,136-60-0.73%
20268,196-60-0.73%
20258,256-60-0.72%
20248,316-60-0.72%
20238,376-60-0.71%
20228,436-60-0.71%
20218,496-56-0.65%
20208,552430.51%
20198,509-70-0.82%
20188,579-100-1.15%
20178,679-136-1.54%
20168,815-177-1.97%
20158,992-179-1.95%
20149,171-97-1.05%
20139,268170.18%
20129,251-62-0.67%
20119,313-153-1.62%
20109,466-380-3.86%
20009,846-184-1.83%
199010,030-568-5.36%
198010,5982512.43%
197010,347-875-7.8%
196011,222-113-1%
195011,335-230-1.99%
194011,565-1,217-9.52%
193012,7828627.23%
192011,9201,44013.74%
191010,4805,629116.04%
19004,8511,72455.13%
18903,1272127.27%
18802,915
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Independence Population by Year