Independence, Kansas Population 2020

8,348

Independence is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 8,348, it is the 42nd largest city in Kansas and the 3501st largest city in the United States. Independence is currently declining at a rate of -1.48% annually and its population has decreased by -11.97% 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 $48,040 with a poverty rate of 22.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $668 per month, and the median house value is $80,300. The median age in Independence is 37.2 years, 30.6 years for males, and 44.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.5 males.

Independence Demographics

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

  • White: 85.49%
  • Black or African American: 6.42%
  • Two or more races: 3.41%
  • Asian: 2.44%
  • Native American: 1.03%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.46%
The current population of Independence, Kansas is 8,348, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,598.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,483.

Independence, Kansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,56385.49%
Black or African American5686.42%
Two or More Races3023.41%
Asian2162.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native911.03%
Some Other Race660.75%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander410.46%

Independence Population Pyramid 2020

Independence Median Age

37.2


Total

30.6


Male

44.5


Female

Independence Adults

There are 6,630 adults, (1,617 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

76.5

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female

4,391

49.63%

Male

4,456

50.37%

Independence Households and Families

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Independence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.5%22.5%
All59.6%40.4%
Male51.5%48.5%
Non Family48.9%51.1%
Female42.3%57.7%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7942.2759.6
Married1,5203.0877.5
Non Family1,5041.1148.9
Female5063.1142.3
Male2642.5451.5

2.9

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

10.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Independence Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1843.18%
9th to 12th Grade4147.16%
High School Graduate1,71129.59%
Some College1,68629.15%
Associates Degree65611.34%
Bachelors Degree67711.71%
Graduate Degree4557.87%

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,8544,392917
Black35530054
Hispanic31024931
Asian11610485
Multiple Races10610631
Native American544614
Other Race4712
Islander1616

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.28%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,131$33,187$24,543
Less Than High School$17,475$16,740$21,014
High School Grad$23,228$25,625$19,102
Some College$28,267$34,118$25,815
Bachelors Degree$42,766$47,404$38,625
Graduate Degree$41,688$52,083$

$28,131

Average Earnings

$33,187

Average Male

$24,543

Average Female

Independence Language

Independence Language by Age

Independence Language

96.14% of Independence residents speak only English, while 3.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.12% of the population.

Independence Poverty

Independence Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,8351,40520.56%
Hispanic63819931.19%
Black53613825.75%
Multiple30212742.05%
Asian2165224.07%
Other661218.18%
Native9122.20%

22.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.86%

Male Poverty Rate

21.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Multiple, with 42.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is Native, with 2.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.61%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.05%
Some College18.54%
High School17.67%
Bachelors or Greater4.29%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed67.03%
Male Unemployed43.62%
Female Employed13.09%
Male Employed10.08%

Independence Income

Independence Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,523$48,040
Families$46,726$55,115
Married Families$63,768-
Non Families$28,112$34,029

Independence Marital Status

Independence Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Independence Married by Age and Sex

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

Independence Veterans

523

Number of Veterans

456

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam212
First Gulf War136
Second Gulf War71
Korea24
World War II19
Name Veterans % of Total
White4678.13%
Hispanic4211.11%
Black337.57%
2 or More1511.28%
Indian812.12%

$Independence Veterans by Education

5.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Employment Status

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Independence Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

62.46%

Born in Kansas

96.33%

Native Born

3.67%

Foreign Born

1.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.33% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 62.46% having been born in Kansas. 1.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,348-125-1.48%
20198,473-125-1.45%
20188,598-78-0.90%
20178,676-125-1.42%
20168,801-174-1.94%
20158,975-184-2.01%
20149,159-97-1.05%
20139,256210.23%
20129,235-64-0.69%
20119,299-152-1.61%
20109,451-395-0.41%
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%