Independence, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Independence, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Independence is the 5th largest city in Missouri with a population of 121,018 as of July 1, 2018. Independence ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Independence is located at latitude 39.0855 and longitude -94.3521 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Independence (see map below) encompass a land area of 77.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The City of Independence (GNIS ID: 2395422) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Independence is located within Township of Blue, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Independence: Bristol.

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Independence, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 121,018
Population in Households 119,812
Population in Familes 91,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,206
Population Density2 1,555
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $50,122
Average Household Income $63,429
Per Capita Income $26,538


Total Housing Units 55,075 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,747 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,457 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,871 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $117,576
Average Home Value $143,561


Total Households 50,204
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 30,922
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.43% 0.49%
Households 0.36% 0.41%
Families 0.3% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Independence, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Independence to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 100th
Population Density # 153 85th
Diversity Index # 88 92nd
Median Household Income # 387 63rd
Per Capita Income # 303 71st

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