Independence is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 116,715, it is the 5th largest city in Missouri (after Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, and Columbia) and the 252nd largest city in the United States. Independence is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually and its population has decreased by -0.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 116,830 in 2010. Independence reached it's highest population of 117,504 in 2014. Spanning over 78 miles, Independence has a population density of 1,497 people per square mile.
The average household income in Independence is $63,837 with a poverty rate of 14.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $839 per month, and the median house value is $107,300. The median age in Independence is 41 years, 38.7 years for males, and 43.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males.