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.