Independence, Kentucky Population 2022

29,646
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Independence is a city located in Kenton County Kentucky. Independence has a 2020 population of 29,646. Independence is currently growing at a rate of 1.28% annually and its population has increased by 19.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,884 in 2010.

The average household income in Independence is $88,992 with a poverty rate of 8.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $949 per month, and the median house value is $179,700. The median age in Independence is 35.3 years, 34.4 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Independence Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Independencewas:

  • White: 94.93%
  • Black or African American: 2.67%
  • Two or more races: 1.03%
  • Asian: 0.91%
  • Other race: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Independence, Kentucky is 29,646 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,646.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,884.

Independence, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,69394.93%
Black or African American7512.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native380.14%
Asian2560.91%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.07%
Some Other Race700.25%
Two or More Races2901.03%
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Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid 2022

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Independence Median Age

34.2


Total

32.6


Male

35.2


Female

Independence Adults

There are 20,516 adults, (2,713 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female

14,180

50.43%

Male

13,939

49.57%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Independence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.1%8.9%
All79.7%20.3%
Non Family69.5%30.5%
Male66.7%33.3%
Female48.6%51.4%

79.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Independence Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,5072.9679.7
Married5,5273.4191.1
Male5944.5266.7
Female1,0023.2848.6
Non Family2,3841.3969.5

3.35

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

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Independence Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4492.45%
9th to 12th Grade8144.44%
High School Graduate5,26428.73%
Some College4,18622.85%
Associates Degree1,97810.80%
Bachelors Degree4,02921.99%
Graduate Degree1,6028.74%
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Independence Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian202188122
Hispanic16415298
2+ Races10510542
White17,21416,0225,250
Black599554119
Native American3838
Other Race2210

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 asian people with a rate of 60.40%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,853$49,012$40,180
Less Than 9th Grade$40,475$42,422$26,356
High School Graduate$33,590$41,050$24,313
Some College$42,583$53,005$38,575
Bachelors Degree$48,175$53,352$45,821
Graduate Degree$59,807$83,640$57,174

$43,853

Average Earnings

$49,012

Average Male

$40,180

Average Female

Independence Earnings by Educational Attainment

Independence Language by Age

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Independence Language

96.31% of Independence residents speak only English, while 3.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.81% of the population.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black75113517.98%
White26,3612,2378.49%
OtherNaN%

8.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.53%

Male Poverty Rate

9.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Black, with 17.98% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.46%.

Independence Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.01%
High School12.92%
Some College6.75%
Bachelors or Greater2.24%

Independence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.94%
Male Unemployed13.99%
Female Employed5.28%
Female Unemployed10.34%

Independence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Independence Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$79,929$89,419
Families$86,118$94,608
Married Families$97,773-
Non Families$63,471$68,595
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Income by Household Type

Independence Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

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 Marital Status

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1,324

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War280
First Gulf War435
Vietnam476
Korea27
World War II15

Independence Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34123
35 to 54404
55 to 64222
65 to 74397
75+178

Independence Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3126.75%
Black101.46%
2+ Races21.71%

Independence Veterans by Race

Independence Veterans by Education

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5.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

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74.8%

Labor Force Participation

72.5%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Independence Employment by Age

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Independence Employment by Race

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Independence Employment by Education

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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59.48%

Born in Independence

97.13%

Native Born

2.87%

Foreign Born

2.33%

Non Citizen

0.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.13% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 59.48% having been born in Kentucky. 2.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Independence Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19403000.00%
19603000.00%
197010,30010,00042.42%
19807,998-2,302-2.50%
199010,4442,4462.70%
200014,9824,5383.67%
201024,8849,9025.20%
201125,2603761.51%
201225,6984381.73%
201326,1384401.71%
201426,4312931.12%
201526,8494181.58%
201627,1553061.14%
201727,6875321.96%
201828,1464591.66%
201928,5213751.33%
202028,8963751.31%
202129,2713751.30%
202229,6463751.28%

Independence Population by Year