Independence, Missouri Population 2023

124,865

Independence is a city located in Jackson County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 124,865, it is the 5th largest city in Missouri and the 245th largest city in the United States.Independence is currently growing at a rate of 0.5% annually and its population has increased by 1.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 123,011 in 2020. Spanning over 78 miles, Independence has a population density of 1,601 people per square mile.

The average household income in Independence is $66,133 with a poverty rate of 17.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Independence is 39.5 years, 37.6 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Independence Demographics

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

  • White: 78.84%
  • Black or African American: 8.55%
  • Other race: 5.42%
  • Two or more races: 3.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.51%
  • Asian: 1.35%
  • Native American: 0.38%
The current population of Independence, Missouri is 124,865 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 123,011.

Independence, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Native American

Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid 2023

Independence Median Age

39.5

Total

37.6

Male

41.8

Female

Independence Adults

There are 90,746 adults, (21,338 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female61,21052.25%
Male55,92947.75%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.06

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

59.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Independence Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 83.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.93%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$36,688

Average Earnings

$42,999

Average Male

$30,235

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

92.99% of Independence residents speak only English, while 7.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.01% of the population.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

rate

17.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.77%

Male Poverty Rate

16.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Other, with 68.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is Asian, with 10.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.94%.

Independence Poverty

Independence Poverty Rate by Education

Independence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Independence Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Independence Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

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 Over 65, 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

7,693

Number of Veterans

7,129

Male Veterans

564

Female Veterans

Independence Veterans by War

Independence Veterans by Age

count

Independence Veterans by Race

Independence Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

5.6%

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

64.39%

Born in Independence

90.81%

Native Born

4.42%

Foreign Born

2.53%

Non Citizen

1.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.81% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 64.39% having been born in Missouri. 2.53% 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 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Independence Population by Year