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Household income NAT. AVG.
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Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexIndependenceMissouriNational
Income per capita$28,197$27,044$29,829
Median household income$50,797$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,162$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,463$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$40,007$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$26,762$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level14.0%15.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Independence is 5% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Independence is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Independence is 25% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Independence is 7% lower than the national average

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      $33,861 $50,797 $101,594
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      $33,058 $49,593 $99,186
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Independence median earnings by income bracket

      Independence employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.8%13.8%
      Manufacturing sector13.6%13.6%
      Financial & insurance services3.1%3.1%
      Wholesale & retail services17.0%17.0%
      Public administration4.4%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.3%11.3%
      Education, health & social services9.3%9.3%
      Other25.7%25.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Mission Hills, KS3,563$250,001351.9%
      Mission Woods, KS185$250,001351.9%
      Westwood Hills, KS473$164,167196.7%
      Weatherby Lake, MO2,510$157,143184.1%
      Leawood, KS34,702$156,538183.0%
      Independence, MO117,139$50,7978.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Rochester, MN117,134$76,03437.4%
      Beaumont, TX117,321$48,16812.9%
      Provo, UT116,886$50,0729.5%
      Lansing, MI117,488$44,23320.0%
      Fairfield, CA116,544$86,20455.8%
      Independence, MO117,139$50,7978.2%
      Source: The Independence, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).