Independence, Wisconsin Population 2024

1,494

Independence is a city located in Buffalo County and Trempealeau County Wisconsin. Independence has a 2024 population of 1,494. Independence is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually and its population has increased by 0.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,490 in 2020.

The average household income in Independence is $71,004 with a poverty rate of 14.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Independence is 41.3 years, 42.6 years for males, and 40.3 years for females.

Independence Demographics

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

  • White: 79.95%
  • Two or more races: 8.05%
  • Other race: 6.79%
  • Black or African American: 5.21%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
358.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.27% (4)
The current population of Independence, Wisconsin is 1,494 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,490.

Independence, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,01379.95%
Two or more races1028.05%
Other race866.79%
Black or African American665.21%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Independence Population by Race

Independence Population Pyramid 2024

Independence Median Age

41.3

Total

42.6

Male

40.3

Female

Independence Adults

There are 977 adults, (265 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

77.9

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female69454.78%
Male57345.22%

Independence Population by Age

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5722.251.748.3
Non Family2471.3441.358.7
Married1952.8376.923.1
Female1032.7929.170.9
Male273.3351.948.1

2.57

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

51.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Independence Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade616.98%
9th to 12th Grade303.43%
High School Graduate43850.11%
Some College14616.7%
Associates Degree829.38%
Bachelors Degree9811.21%
Graduate Degree192.17%

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

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White74068992
Hispanic105685
Other Race43150
Black202020
2+ Races20130

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,026$38,036$36,739
Less Than 9th Grade$32,000$50,208$23,542
High School Graduate$35,096$35,000$35,109
Some College$43,571$40,417$46,406
Bachelors Degree$61,250$47,083$67,083
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$37,026

Average Earnings

$38,036

Average Male

$36,739

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

83.38% of Independence residents speak only English, while 16.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.62% of the population.

Independence Language

Independence Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White894768.5%
Black6666100%
Hispanic250249.6%
Other731824.66%
Multiple1021514.71%

14.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.23%

Male Poverty Rate

14.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is White, with 8.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.11%.

Independence Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater17.09%
Less Than 9th Grade10.99%
High School10.05%
Some College5.7%

Independence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Female Employed11.23%
Male Employed0.7%
Male Unemployed0%

Independence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Independence Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$51,354$71,004
Families$63,750$74,883
Married Families$74,766$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,188$54,718

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Independence Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.2%

Male Marriage Rate

33.9%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Independence Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Independence Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

68

Number of Veterans

68

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam34
Korea17
Second Gulf War4
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Independence Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7428
75+27
55 to 649
18 to 344
35 to 540

Independence Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White667.83%
2+ Races24.26%

Independence Veterans by Race

Independence Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

4%

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

67.96%

Born in Independence

89.27%

Native Born

10.73%

Foreign Born

7.81%

Non Citizen

2.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.27% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 67.96% having been born in Wisconsin. 7.81% 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 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,49910.07%
20281,49810.07%
20271,49710.07%
20261,49610.07%
20251,49510.07%
20241,49410.07%
20231,49310.07%
20221,492130.88%
20211,479-11-0.74%
20201,49019114.7%
20191,299-7-0.54%
20181,306-4-0.31%
20171,310-19-1.43%
20161,329-9-0.67%
20151,338-8-0.59%
20141,346-10-0.74%
20131,356110.82%
20121,34570.52%
20111,338-1-0.07%
20101,33900%

Independence Population by Year