Independence demographics profile

StatisticIndependenceIowaNational
Population6,0053,106,589318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)9885591
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%
Independence, IA has a population of 6,005 and is the 5,755th largest city in the United States. The population density is 988 per sq mi which is 1709% higher than the Iowa average and 991% higher than the national average. The median age in Independence is 40 which is approximately 6% higher than the Iowa average of 38. In Independence, 61% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 96% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 82% of Independence residents were born in Iowa, 15% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Independence is 1709% 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 or African American.
  • In Independence 1.40% of the population is Asian.

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Independence population breakdown by race

RaceIndependenceIowaNational
White97.45%90.90%73.35%
Black or African American0.82%3.32%12.63%
Asian1.40%2.14%5.22%
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.

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