Independence 80 Exceptional
Independence Livability #238 ranked city in Iowa#3,467 ranked city in the USARanks better than 88% of areas
B+ Independence Amenities Some amenities close to this location
A- Independence Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Iowa
8317% less expensive than the US average
9010% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Independence cost of living
C+ Independence Crime Total crime is 16% lower than Iowa
Total crime
1,67633% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6033% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-22%Year over year crime is down
Independence crime
C- Independence Employment Household income is 17% lower than Iowa
Median household income
$45,31318% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$27,0109% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%64% lower than the US average
Independence employment
D- Independence Housing Home value is 10% lower than Iowa
Median home value
$118,90036% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$66230% lower than the US average
Home ownership
75%17% higher than the US average
Independence real estate or Independence rentals
A+ Independence Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Iowa
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
82%67% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Independence K-12 schools
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      Independence transportation information

      Average one way commute16min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.8%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.0%8.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.6%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle2.1%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.7%3.5%2.8%
      Working from home2.3%4.5%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Independence, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).