Independence demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,1933691
Median age35.236.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%59%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%45%43%
Speak English95%89%79%
Speak Spanish3%8%13%
Independence, KS has a population of 9,084 and is the 4,226th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,193 per sq mi which is 3215% higher than the Kansas average and 1217% higher than the national average. The median age in Independence is 35 which is approximately 3% lower than the Kansas average of 36. In Independence, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 61% of Independence residents were born in Kansas, 32% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Independence is 3215% higher than Kansas.
  • The median age in Independence is 3% lower than Kansas.
  • In Independence 83.71% of the population is White.
  • In Independence 7.51% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Independence 2.19% of the population is Asian.

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Independence population breakdown by race

Black or African American7.51%5.79%12.63%
American Indian1.78%0.82%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.33%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race3.50%3.31%3.06%
Other race0.98%2.15%4.75%
In Independence, 11.0% 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, KS demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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