Independence, MO Population

By | June 20, 2019

Population: 113,288. Estimated population in July 2020: 110,208 (-2.7% change)
Males: 54,173 (47.8%), Females: 59,115 (52.2%)

Jackson County

Zip codes: 64050, 64052, 64053, 64054, 64055, 64056, 64057, 64058.

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $38,012
Median house value: $77,000

Races in Independence:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.7%)
  • Black (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)
  • Other race (1.4%)

Ancestries: German (20.8%), Irish (13.7%), English (13.1%), United States (10.2%), Italian (3.3%), French (3.0%).

Elevation: 1033 feet

Land area: 78.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Independence

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

2.6% Foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +910 (+0.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE REG HEALTH CTR (1509 W TRUMAN RD)
  • MEDICAL CENTER OF INDEPENDENCE (17203 E 23RD ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Independence:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Independence:

  • CHARLES B. WHEELER DOWNTOWN (about 13 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Abbreviation: MKC)
  • KANSAS CITY INTL (about 25 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Abbreviation: MCI)
  • ROSECRANS MEMORIAL (about 59 miles; ST JOSEPH, MO; Abbreviation: STJ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Independence:

  • LEE’S SUMMIT MUNICIPAL (about 10 miles; LEE’S SUMMIT, MO; Abbreviation: LXT)
  • ROOSTERVILLE (about 15 miles; LIBERTY, MO; Abbreviation: 0N0)
  • EAST KANSAS CITY (about 16 miles; GRAIN VALLEY, MO; Abbreviation: 3GV)
Amtrak station:
INDEPENDENCE (600 S. GRAND AVE.). Services: free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

 

Colleges/Universities in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 58; Location: 815 W 23RD ST; Private, for-profit)
  • CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER AT FORT OSAGE (Full-time enrollment: 2; Location: 2101 N TWYMAN RD; Public; Website: www.gotoctc.org)
  • ADAM & EVE COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY INC (Location: 214 N OSAGE; Private, for-profit)
  • GRACELAND UNIVERSITY-INDEPENDENCE (Location: 1401 W TRUMAN RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.graceland.edu; Offers Master’s degree)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; LEES SUMMIT, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,576)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY (about 12 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Full-time enrollment: 8,830)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES (about 14 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,259)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 14 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,189)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,998)
  • PARK UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; PARKVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,857)

Schools

Public high schools in Independence:

  • WILLIAM CHRISMAN HIGH (Students: 1,721; Location: 1223 N NOLAND RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • TRUMAN HIGH (Students: 1,700; Location: 3301 S NOLAND RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FORT OSAGE HIGH (Students: 1,397; Location: 2101 N TWYMAN RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • VAN HORN HIGH (Students: 1,046; Location: 1109 ARLINGTON; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • INDEPENDENCE ACADEMY (Students: 79; Location: 600 W MECHANIC; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MCCUNE SCHOOL FOR BOYS (Students: 56; Location: 2101 N TWYMAN RD; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • CAR. & TECH. CTR. AT FT. OSAGE (Location: 2101 N TWYMAN RD; Grades: 11 – 12)
Private high schools in Independence:

  • ENGLEWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 10628 WINNER ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CENTER PLACE RESTORATION SCH (Students: 254; Location: 819 W WALDO AVE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • ST MARYS DIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 622 N MAIN; Grades: 9 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Independence:

  • PIONEER RIDGE SIXTH GRADE CTR. (Students: 924; Location: 1656 S SPECK RD; Grades: 06 – 06)
  • BINGHAM SEVENTH GRADE CTR. (Students: 918; Location: 1716 S SPECK RD; Grades: 07 – 07)
  • BRIDGER EIGHTH GRADE CTR. (Students: 901; Location: 18200 E M-78 HWY; Grades: 08 – 08)
  • OSAGE TRAIL MIDDLE (Students: 816; Location: 2101 N TWYMAN RD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • FIRE PRAIRIE MIDDLE (Students: 766; Location: 2101 N TWYMAN RD; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • BLACKBURN ELEM. (Students: 661; Location: 17302 E R D MIZE RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WILLIAM SOUTHERN ELEM. (Students: 542; Location: 4300 S PHELPS RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SYCAMORE HILLS ELEM. (Students: 538; Location: 15208 E 39TH ST S; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GLENDALE ELEM. (Students: 528; Location: 2611 S LEE’S SUMMIT RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NORTH ROCK CREEK/KORTE ACADEMY (Students: 517; Location: 2437-2431 S HARDY; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Independence:

  • MESSIAH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 290; Location: 613 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • NATIVITY OF MARY (Students: 197; Location: 10021 E 36TH TERRACE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST ANN SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 217 SOUTH CEDAR; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SUNSHINE CENTER INC (Students: 94; Location: 607 WEST LEXINGTON; Grades: PK – 11)
  • SCHOOLHOUSE INC. (Students: 26; Location: 14709 E. 35TH ST.; Grades: KG – 6)

Libraries

Library in Independence:

  • MID-CONTINENT CONSOLIDATED LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $28,733,746; Location: 15616 EAST 24 HIGHWAY; 2,739,902 books; 108,466 audio materials; 50,279 video materials; 5,009 serial subscriptions)