Population density (sq mi)9885791
Median age40.238.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)61%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%44%43%
Speak English96%92%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Independence is 1634% higher than Iowa
  • The median age in Independence is 6% higher than Iowa
  • In Independence 97.45% of the population is White
  • In Independence 0.82% of the population is Black
  • In Independence 1.40% of the population is Asian

Compare Independence, IA Demographics


      Independence population breakdown by race

      American Indian0.00%0.32%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
      Mixed race0.00%1.97%3.06%
      Other race0.33%1.27%4.75%
      In Independence, 3.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Independence age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Independence, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).