Independence, Kentucky Population 2020

29,197
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Independence is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 29,197, it is the 12th largest city in Kentucky and the 1314th largest city in the United States. Independence is currently growing at a rate of 1.90% annually and its population has increased by 17.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,757 in 2010. Spanning over 18 miles, Independence has a population density of 1,663 people per square mile.

The average household income in Independence is $85,197 with a poverty rate of 6.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $937 per month, and the median house value is $165,700. The median age in Independence is 34.2 years, 33.2 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.5 males.

Independence Demographics

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

  • White: 93.61%
  • Asian: 2.27%
  • Black or African American: 1.75%
  • Two or more races: 1.60%
  • Other race: 0.60%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Independence, Kentucky is 29,197, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,109.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,757.

Independence, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,44793.61%
Asian6172.27%
Black or African American4751.75%
Two or More Races4361.60%
Some Other Race1630.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native320.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.05%
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Independence Population Pyramid 2020

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Independence Median Age

34.2


Total

33.2


Male

34.9


Female

Independence Adults

There are 19,409 adults, (2,481 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female

13,426

49.39%

Male

13,757

50.61%

Independence Households and Families

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Independence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.4%8.6%
All82.7%17.3%
Non Family71.9%28.1%
Male68.7%31.3%
Female59.5%40.5%

82.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,045382.7
Married5,6653.3991.4
Non Family2,0361.3171.9
Female9323.6159.5
Male4124.7568.7

3.39

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Independence Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4492.57%
9th to 12th Grade1,3357.65%
High School Graduate5,20429.83%
Some College3,74821.48%
Associates Degree1,7039.76%
Bachelors Degree3,56120.41%
Graduate Degree1,4468.29%
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Independence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,34514,5964,645
Asian460460206
Black34832963
Multiple Races16016078
Hispanic1149815
Other Race6852
Native American1919

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 48.75%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,599$49,474$39,642
Less Than High School$28,050$32,109$26,591
High School Grad$37,860$41,209$29,552
Some College$44,140$54,049$34,309
Bachelors Degree$51,044$60,773$48,342
Graduate Degree$64,462$80,915$55,139

$43,599

Average Earnings

$49,474

Average Male

$39,642

Average Female

Independence Language

Independence Language by Age

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Independence Language

96.36% of Independence residents speak only English, while 3.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.55% of the population.

Independence Poverty

Independence Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,1851,5366.10%
Black4758718.32%
Multiple4364610.55%

6.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.97%

Male Poverty Rate

6.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Black, with 18.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is White, with 6.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.22%.

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Name Poverty
High School9.61%
Less Than High School7.85%
Some College5.08%
Bachelors or Greater1.22%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.04%
Male Unemployed15.18%
Female Employed3.01%
Male Employed1.81%

Independence Income

Independence Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$79,224$85,197
Families$87,204$92,283
Married Families$91,512-
Non Families$53,836$56,067
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Independence Marital Status

Independence Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

56.6%

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

Independence Marital Status by Race

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Independence Veterans

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1,866

Number of Veterans

1,693

Male Veterans

173

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War610
Vietnam571
Second Gulf War393
Korea38
World War II16
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54749
65 to 74452
55 to 64343
18 to 34192
75+130
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,84710.10%
Black102.47%
2 or More95.63%

Independence Veterans by Education

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1.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Employment Status

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73.8%

Labor Force Participation

70.8%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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58.30%

Born in Kentucky

97.12%

Native Born

2.88%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

1.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.12% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 58.30% having been born in Kentucky. 1.68% 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
202029,1975441.90%
201928,6535441.94%
201828,1094731.71%
201727,6365442.01%
201627,0923211.20%
201526,7714211.60%
201426,3502941.13%
201326,0564361.70%
201225,6203951.57%
201125,2253411.37%
201024,8849,9025.20%
200014,9824,5383.67%
199010,4442,4462.70%
19807,998-2,302-2.50%
197010,30010,00042.42%
19603000.00%
19403000.00%