Independence, Kentucky Population 2024

29,776

Independence is a city located in Kenton County Kentucky. Independence has a 2024 population of 29,776. Independence is currently growing at a rate of 0.76% annually and its population has increased by 3.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,780 in 2020.

The average household income in Independence is $105,066 with a poverty rate of 7.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Independence is 34.7 years, 34.7 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

Independence Demographics

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

  • White: 94.35%
  • Two or more races: 2.77%
  • Asian: 1.39%
  • Black or African American: 1.19%
  • Other race: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
17.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,695.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.46% (996)
The current population of Independence, Kentucky is 29,776 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,780.

Independence, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27,10094.35%
Two or more races7952.77%
Asian3991.39%
Black or African American3421.19%
Other race750.26%
Native American110.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid 2024

Independence Median Age

34.7

Total

34.7

Male

34.8

Female

Independence Adults

There are 20,866 adults, (2,876 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female14,47650.4%
Male14,24649.6%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,9682.888119
Married5,7613.48911
Non Family2,5451.4171.928.1
Female1,0703.195842
Male5923.6383.116.9
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3.27

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

81.0%

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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 70.88%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$52,355

Average Earnings

$63,304

Average Male

$45,716

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

96.68% of Independence residents speak only English, while 3.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.33% of the population.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White26,7832,0207.54%
Multiple79519925.03%
Hispanic327257.65%
Black342154.39%
Other751317.33%
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7.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.45%

Male Poverty Rate

9.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Multiple, with 25.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is Black, with 4.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.55%.

Independence Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.58%
High School8.75%
Some College6.3%
Bachelors or Greater1.15%
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Independence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed17.49%
Female Employed4.95%
Male Unemployed3.77%
Male Employed2.58%
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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

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

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

Independence Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Independence Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,369

Number of Veterans

1,260

Male Veterans

109

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

9.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.8%

Labor Force Participation

72.1%

Employment Rate

3.6%

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

58.41%

Born in Independence

97.81%

Native Born

2.19%

Foreign Born

1.2%

Non Citizen

0.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.81% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 58.41% having been born in Kentucky. 1.2% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Independence Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202930,9012250.73%
202830,6762250.74%
202730,4512250.74%
202630,2262250.75%
202530,0012250.76%
202429,7762250.76%
202329,5512250.77%
202229,3262250.77%
202129,1013211.12%
202028,7802100.74%
201928,5703991.42%
201828,1714571.65%
201727,7145381.98%
201627,1763111.16%
201526,8654221.6%
201426,4432931.12%
201326,1504421.72%
201225,7084451.76%
201125,2633781.52%
201024,8859,90366.1%
200014,9824,53843.45%
199010,4442,44630.58%
19807,998-2,302-22.35%
197010,30010,0003333.33%
1960300
1940300
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Independence Population by Year