MO

National Population : 333,590,059
Missouri State Population : 6,290,113

About Independence, MO

Independence, MO is located in Jackson County in the state of Missouri.

The total City Population for Independence is about 116,672 with about 577 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 129,905.

The Average Home Value is $101,162.50, which is roughly 16% lower than the Average Home Value of $120,304.00 for the state of Missouri, and roughly 46% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $48,359.00, which is roughly 1% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $48,798.00 for the state of Missouri, and roughly 16% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Independence is about 5.4%.

Missouri is ranked #31 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 38.26 out of 100.

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Voting

Jackson County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a significant difference of 7.94% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 50.98%
Democratic: 46.93%
Libertarian: 1.58%
Green: 0.35%
Other: 0.16%


Nearby Locations

Sugar Creek, MO (3.54 mi.)
Kansas City, MO (4.99 mi.)
Overland Park, KS (15.27 mi.)
Lenexa, KS (19.01 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 64050, 64052, 64053, 64054, 64055, 64056, 64057, 64058
Latitude : 39.072493
Longitude : -94.449825
TimeZone : Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : Midwest
Average Elevation : 884 ft.
Area Code(s) : 816

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.45
Male Population Estimate : 45.77%
Female Population Estimate : 49.21%
Median Age : 38.6
Male Median Age : 36.8
Female Median Age : 40.2

White Population Estimate : 84.45%
Black Population Estimate : 6.36%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 7.26%
Asian Population Estimate : 1.30%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 1.02%
Indian Population Estimate : 1.60%
Other Population Estimate : 3.53%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Independence specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Jackson County: About 19 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Jackson County: About 941 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Jackson County is about 79% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 69% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.