Independence, Missouri Population 2022

115,637
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Independence is a city located in Jackson County Missouri. Independence has a 2020 population of 115,637. Independence is currently declining at a rate of -0.30% annually and its population has decreased by -1.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 116,891 in 2010.

The average household income in Independence is $66,133 with a poverty rate of 15.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $864 per month, and the median house value is $114,100. The median age in Independence is 40.1 years, 37.8 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

Independence Demographics

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

  • White: 79.63%
  • Black or African American: 7.96%
  • Other race: 6.15%
  • Two or more races: 3.04%
  • Asian: 1.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.31%
  • Native American: 0.46%
The current population of Independence, Missouri is 115,637 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 115,637.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 116,891.

Independence, Missouri Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White93,23179.63%
Black or African American9,3257.96%
Some Other Race7,2016.15%
Two or More Races3,5593.04%
Asian1,6971.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,5341.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native5370.46%
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Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid $2022

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Independence Median Age

40.1


Total

37.8


Male

42.4


Female

Independence Adults

There are 90,162 adults, (20,795 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female

61,556

52.57%

Male

55,528

47.43%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Independence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female39%61%
Non Family51%49%
Male54.3%45.7%
All60.7%39.3%
Married78.4%21.6%

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Independence Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All48,0872.4160.7
Married19,9673.1378.4
Non Family18,7081.2151
Female7,4443.2839
Male1,9683.254.3

3.05

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Independence Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6253.23%
9th to 12th Grade5,7317.05%
High School Graduate30,01036.94%
Some College20,51325.25%
Associates Degree6,4237.91%
Bachelors Degree10,65313.11%
Graduate Degree5,2836.50%
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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
White67,22561,40813,761
Hispanic5,3373,504655
Black4,9844,708729
Other Race2,9331,669321
Asian1,299990437
2+ Races1,2251,115225
Islander79873827
Native American402387131

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 96.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.64%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,554$42,962$30,603
Less Than 9th Grade$26,179$31,347$20,494
High School Graduate$32,043$40,738$23,965
Some College$37,318$45,188$31,550
Bachelors Degree$44,873$54,119$40,337
Graduate Degree$51,132$57,259$47,879

$36,554

Average Earnings

$42,962

Average Male

$30,603

Average Female

Independence Earnings by Educational Attainment

Independence Language by Age

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Independence Language

92.41% of Independence residents speak only English, while 7.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.56% of the population.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White87,79610,06311.46%
Other3,178NaN%
Hispanic10,9783,11328.36%
Black9,1202,79130.60%
Multiple3,54846413.08%
Islander1,534875.67%
Asian1,682764.52%
Native5376812.66%

15.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.50%

Male Poverty Rate

17.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Black, with 30.60% 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 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.33%.

Independence Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.68%
High School13.34%
Some College9.63%
Bachelors or Greater3.96%

Independence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed49.93%
Male Unemployed36.00%
Female Employed9.25%
Male Employed4.32%

Independence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Independence Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,592$66,133
Families$62,271$76,831
Married Families$75,850$90,234
Non Families$33,292$44,122
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Income by Household Type

Independence Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

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 Over 65, 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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8,427

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,227
First Gulf War1,238
Second Gulf War1,158
Korea798
World War II392

Independence Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+2,344
65 to 742,268
55 to 641,779
35 to 541,461
18 to 34575

Independence Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,00210.54%
Black2694.50%
Hispanic1151.75%
2+ Races936.09%
Asian221.61%
Islander202.16%
Other Race140.36%
Native American71.44%

Independence Veterans by Race

Independence Veterans by Education

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4.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

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62.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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67.54%

Born in Independence

95.06%

Native Born

4.94%

Foreign Born

2.75%

Non Citizen

2.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.06% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 67.54% having been born in Missouri. 2.75% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2022115,637-345-0.30%
2021115,982-345-0.30%
2020116,327-345-0.30%
2019116,672-345-0.29%
2018117,017-180-0.15%
2017117,197-71-0.06%
2016117,26880.01%
2015117,260-245-0.21%
2014117,5052240.19%
2013117,281-37-0.03%
2012117,3184010.34%
2011116,917260.02%
2010116,8913,6030.31%
2000113,2889870.09%
1990112,3015040.04%
1980111,7971670.01%
1970111,63049,3026.00%
196062,32825,3655.36%
195036,96320,8978.69%
194016,0667700.49%
193015,2963,6102.73%
192011,6861,8271.71%
19109,8592,8853.52%
19006,9745940.89%
18906,3803,2347.33%
18803,146-38-0.12%
18703,184200.06%
18603,1640.00%

Independence Population by Year