Independence employment information

Income per capita$23,390$26,006$28,555
Median household income$44,038$47,764$53,482
Median income owner occupied$56,364$60,313$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,235$27,902$33,219
Median earnings male$34,355$33,503$36,116
Median earnings female$26,810$23,943$25,692
Unemployment rate5.6%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level17.1%15.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Independence is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Independence is 18% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Independence is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Independence is 10% higher than the national average.

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Independence median earnings by income bracket

Independence employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.3%1.4%
Manufacturing sector14.3%0.6%
Financial & insurance services3.3%9.0%
Wholesale & retail services16.7%15.4%
Public administration4.3%5.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.6%3.3%
Education, health & social services9.3%33.6%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mission Hills, KS3,555$227,098325%
Leawood, KS32,842$133,702150%
Westwood Hills, KS401$117,500120%
Mission Woods, KS166$106,25099%
Fairway, KS3,946$104,91696%
Independence, MO117,160$44,03818%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Springfield, IL116,815$48,8489%
Beaumont, TX117,543$39,19127%
Vallejo, CA118,078$58,4729%
Ann Arbor, MI115,985$56,8356%
Athens, GA118,514$33,29338%
Independence, MO117,160$44,03818%
Source: The Independence, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.