Independence, Virginia Population 2020

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Independence is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 881, it is the 143rd largest city in Virginia and the 10856th largest city in the United States. Independence is currently declining at a rate of -1.12% annually and its population has decreased by -6.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 947 in 2010. Independence reached it's highest population of 945 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Independence has a population density of 376 people per square mile.

The average household income in Independence is $32,808 with a poverty rate of 32.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $398 per month, and the median house value is $85,900. The median age in Independence is 49.5 years, 38.9 years for males, and 51.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 65.6 males.

Independence Demographics

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

  • White: 82.97%
  • Black or African American: 16.59%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Independence, Virginia is 881, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 901.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 947.

Independence, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White94582.97%
Black or African American18916.59%
Some Other Race50.44%
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Independence Population Pyramid 2020

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Independence Median Age

49.5


Total

38.9


Male

51.4


Female

Independence Adults

There are 888 adults, (345 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

109.8

Age Dependency Ratio

63.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female

688

60.40%

Male

451

39.60%

Independence Households and Families

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Independence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married60.4%39.6%
All46.4%53.6%
Non Family38.2%61.8%
Female30.4%69.6%

46.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5241.9546.4
Non Family2961.1338.2
Married1492.9560.4
Female562.9630.4
Male233.57100

2.99

Average Family Size

1.95

Average Household Size

1.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Independence Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade819.61%
9th to 12th Grade9210.91%
High School Graduate28133.33%
Some College20324.08%
Associates Degree8910.56%
Bachelors Degree799.37%
Graduate Degree182.14%
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Independence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White69355879
Black14210718
Hispanic175
Other Race55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 12.68%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,911$31,397$19,464
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$33,125$35,000$
Some College$26,042$31,176$21,397
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$42,917$$

$24,911

Average Earnings

$31,397

Average Male

$19,464

Average Female

Independence Language

Independence Language by Age

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Independence Language

95.26% of Independence residents speak only English, while 4.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.28% of the population.

Independence Poverty

Independence Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White83427933.45%
Black1603320.63%
Hispanic351131.43%

32.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.53%

Male Poverty Rate

40.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is White, with 33.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is Black, with 20.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.73%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.93%
Bachelors or Greater26.37%
Some College25.38%
High School18.14%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed8.63%
Male Employed6.22%

Independence Income

Independence Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$21,429$32,808
Families$41,500$48,356
Married Families$47,448-
Non Families$14,355$20,807
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Independence Marital Status

Independence Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.2%

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

Independence Marital Status by Race

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Independence Veterans

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61

Number of Veterans

58

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam30
World War II15
Korea6
First Gulf War5
Second Gulf War5
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Age Group Veterans
75+30
65 to 7424
35 to 545
55 to 642
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White547.38%
Black74.73%

Independence Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Employment Status

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42.2%

Labor Force Participation

37.5%

Employment Rate

10.5%

Unemployment Rate

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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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62.77%

Born in Virginia

98.16%

Native Born

1.84%

Foreign Born

1.58%

Non Citizen

0.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.16% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 62.77% having been born in Virginia. 1.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020881-10-1.12%
2019891-10-1.11%
2018901-1-0.11%
2017902-10-1.10%
2016912-6-0.65%
2015918-3-0.33%
2014921-4-0.43%
20139250.00%
2012925-11-1.18%
2011936-9-0.95%
20109450.00%