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Independent, NE

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About Independent, NE

Independent, NE is located in Valley County in the state of Nebraska.

The total City Population for Independent is about 509 with about 6 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $78,600, which is roughly 40% lower than the Average Home Value of $131,959 for the state of Nebraska, and roughly 64% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $46,023, which is roughly 27% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $62,697 for the state of Nebraska, and roughly 29% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Independent Population 509
Average Home Value $78,600
Median Household Income $46,023
Median Age 50.9
Unemployment Rate 1%
Politics 81.24% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.11
Male Population Estimate: 51.5%
Female Population Estimate: 48.5%
Median Age: 50.9
Male Median Age: 49.5
Female Median Age: 51.5

Racial Demographic Estimates



Valley County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Deb Fischer
U.S. Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
Pete Ricketts
U.S. Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
Jim Pillen
State governor
Jim Pillen
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 81.24%
Democratic: 17.61%
Libertarian: 1.15%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Independent specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Valley County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Valley County: About 96.9227 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Valley County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 66% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Independent is about 1%.

Nebraska is ranked #25 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 46.35 out of 100.

25th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 32.54

The average living wage for the state of Nebraska is $31.44/hr, while the states minimum wage is $9.00/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Nebraska a minimum wage score of 35.2 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Nebraska a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 1.61 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Nebraska is $180.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 26.56 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Nebraska does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Nebraska does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Nebraska does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Nebraska does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Nebraska does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Nebraska does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Nebraska does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Nebraska does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Nebraska does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Nebraska does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Nebraska does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Nebraska does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Nebraska does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Nebraska does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Nebraska does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Nebraska does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Nebraska does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Nebraska does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Nebraska does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Nebraska does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 68859
Latitude: 41.490654
Longitude: -98.808769
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 1999.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 308