Independence, Oregon Population 2022

10,764
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Independence is a city located in Polk County Oregon. Independence has a 2020 population of 10,764. Independence is currently growing at a rate of 1.55% annually and its population has increased by 24.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,616 in 2010.

The average household income in Independence is $62,266 with a poverty rate of 8.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,141 per month, and the median house value is $220,100. The median age in Independence is 27.6 years, 26.5 years for males, and 28.7 years for females.

Independence Demographics

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

  • White: 78.50%
  • Other race: 13.86%
  • Two or more races: 6.75%
  • Black or African American: 0.35%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Independence, Oregon is 10,764 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,764.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,616.

Independence, Oregon Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,99078.50%
Black or African American360.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.26%
Asian280.28%
Some Other Race1,41113.86%
Two or More Races6876.75%
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Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid 2022

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Independence Median Age

27.7


Total

29.1


Male

27.2


Female

Independence Adults

There are 7,275 adults, (957 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female

5,009

49.21%

Male

5,169

50.79%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Independence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.1%28.9%
All55.7%44.3%
Male48.5%51.5%
Non Family42.5%57.5%
Female37.1%62.9%

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Independence Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0703.2955.7
Married1,4544.1871.1
Male2004.2748.5
Female4503.9537.1
Non Family9661.4542.5

3.97

Average Family Size

3.29

Average Household Size

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Independence Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3696.75%
9th to 12th Grade3877.08%
High School Graduate1,37425.13%
Some College2,07137.87%
Associates Degree2694.92%
Bachelors Degree68312.49%
Graduate Degree3155.76%
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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
Native American1877
2+ Races35535367
Other Race574473106
White3,3993,149623
Hispanic1,8851,406296
Black36225
Asian1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 38.89%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,397$42,255$32,043
Less Than 9th Grade$26,063$27,444$
High School Graduate$40,164$41,040$35,071
Some College$38,784$49,203$32,536
Bachelors Degree$38,675$$38,475
Graduate Degree$55,917$71,000$55,583

$37,397

Average Earnings

$42,255

Average Male

$32,043

Average Female

Independence Earnings by Educational Attainment

Independence Language by Age

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Independence Language

72.30% of Independence residents speak only English, while 27.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.35% of the population.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian281450.00%
Native26830.77%
White5,21655410.62%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic4,4852996.67%
Multiple679324.71%

8.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.87%

Male Poverty Rate

10.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Asian, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is Multiple, with 4.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.19%.

Independence Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.95%
High School6.48%
Some College6.37%
Bachelors or Greater11.01%

Independence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.70%
Male Unemployed40.91%
Female Employed6.19%
Female Unemployed43.59%

Independence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Independence Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,617$66,124
Families$65,020$72,114
Married Families$71,411-
Non Families$35,236$42,168
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Income by Household Type

Independence Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

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 45-54.

Independence Marital Status by Race

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Independence Marital Status

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597

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War227
First Gulf War156
Vietnam140
Korea80
World War II14

Independence Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3497
35 to 54150
55 to 64111
65 to 74103
75+136

Independence Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5629.83%
Native American1142.31%
Other Race151.46%
2+ Races92.06%
Hispanic150.53%

Independence Veterans by Race

Independence Veterans by Education

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7.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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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53.28%

Born in Independence

88.27%

Native Born

11.73%

Foreign Born

9.87%

Non Citizen

1.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.27% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 53.28% having been born in Oregon. 9.87% 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
18806910.00%
19009092181.38%
19101,1602512.47%
19201,143-17-0.15%
19301,2481050.88%
19401,3721240.95%
19501,9876153.77%
19601,930-57-0.29%
19702,5946643.00%
19804,0241,4304.49%
19904,4254010.95%
20006,0351,6103.15%
20108,6162,5813.62%
20118,62150.06%
20128,648270.31%
20138,645-3-0.03%
20148,716710.82%
20159,1884725.42%
20169,6094214.58%
201710,0374284.45%
201810,108710.71%
201910,2721641.62%
202010,4361641.60%
202110,6001641.57%
202210,7641641.55%

Independence Population by Year