Independence, Louisiana Population 2024

1,648

Independence is a city located in Tangipahoa Parish Louisiana. Independence has a 2024 population of 1,648. Independence is currently growing at a rate of 0.12% annually and its population has increased by 0.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,632 in 2020.

The average household income in Independence is $60,583 with a poverty rate of 30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Independence is 36 years, 32.6 years for males, and 40 years for females.

Independence Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 47.96%
  • White: 42.25%
  • Two or more races: 6.82%
  • Other race: 2.61%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
683.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.98% (16)
The current population of Independence, Louisiana is 1,648 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,632.

Independence, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,08347.96%
White95442.25%
Two or more races1546.82%
Other race592.61%
Asian80.35%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid 2024

Independence Median Age

36

Total

32.6

Male

40

Female

Independence Adults

There are 1,680 adults, (295 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

63

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female1,10849.07%
Male1,15050.93%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7882.8762.637.4
Married2623.3377.122.9
Non Family2471.3558.341.7
Female2193.353.946.1
Male605.4848.351.7
showing: 5 rows

3.52

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

62.6%

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 white people with a rate of 87.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.99%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,549

Average Earnings

$52,039

Average Male

$35,473

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

94.77% of Independence residents speak only English, while 5.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.83% of the population.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,08346542.94%
White91516518.03%
Multiple1543422.08%
Asian88100%
Hispanic8666.98%
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30%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.87%

Male Poverty Rate

35.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is Hispanic, with 6.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.12%.

Independence Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.49%
High School26.45%
Some College19.25%
Bachelors or Greater5.29%
showing: 4 rows

Independence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed88%
Male Unemployed47.02%
Female Employed14.05%
Male Employed2.66%
showing: 4 rows

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

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.9%

Male Marriage Rate

31.2%

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

Independence Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Independence Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

84

Number of Veterans

60

Male Veterans

24

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

13.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

16.5%

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

78.96%

Born in Independence

98.8%

Native Born

1.2%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

1.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.8% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 78.96% having been born in Louisiana. 0.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Independence Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,65820.12%
20281,65620.12%
20271,65420.12%
20261,65220.12%
20251,65020.12%
20241,64820.12%
20231,64620.12%
20221,64420.12%
20211,642100.61%
20201,632-265-13.97%
20191,897
20181,897110.58%
20171,886231.23%
20161,863261.42%
20151,837211.16%
20141,816221.23%
20131,794221.24%
20121,772100.57%
20111,76230.17%
20101,759
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Independence Population by Year