Independence, KS

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2020 Population
8,595
1.18% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.8
6.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
21%
19.3% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$38,963
6.74% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$72,800
9.79% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Independence, KS had a population of 8.6k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $38,963. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Independence, KS declined from 8,698 to 8,595, a −1.18% decrease and its median household income declined from $41,778 to $38,963, a −6.74% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Independence, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.98%), White (Hispanic) (5.22%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.14%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.02%).

None of the households in Independence, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Independence, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Independence, KS was $72,800, and the homeownership rate was 62.5%.

Most people in Independence, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Independence, KS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Independence, KS is home to a population of 8.6k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.966% of Independence, KS residents were born outside of the country (83 people).

In 2020, there were 13.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.89k people) in Independence, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 514 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 449 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Independence, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Independence, KS was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Independence, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.89k ± 291
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    514 ± 177
  3. White (Hispanic)
    449 ± 194
7.4%
Hispanic Population
636 people

In 2020, there were 13.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.89k people) in Independence, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 514 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 449 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.4% of the people in Independence, KS are hispanic (636 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Independence, KS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.966%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
83 people
3.29%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
286 people

As of 2020, 0.966% of Independence, KS residents (83 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Independence, KS was 3.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    150 ± 68
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    80 ± 53
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    44 ± 29

Independence, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Independence, KS employs 3.98k people. The largest industries in Independence, KS are Manufacturing (752 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (585 people), and Educational Services (521 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,658), and Educational Services ($45,323).

Occupations

3.98k
2020 Value
± 394
−7.15%
1 Year decline
± 14.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Independence, KS declined at a rate of −7.15%, from 4.28k employees to 3.98k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Independence, KS, are Production Occupations (519 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (487 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (354 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Independence, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

3.98k
2020 Value
± 394
−7.15%
1 Year decline
± 14.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Independence, KS declined at a rate of −7.15%, from 4.28k employees to 3.98k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Independence, KS, are Manufacturing (752 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (585 people), and Educational Services (521 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Independence, KS, though some of these residents may live in Independence, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,207
Median earning men ± $8,311
$25,294
Median earning women ± $4,314

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($60,625), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,679), and Manufacturing ($50,641).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($35,000), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($31,435), and Public Administration ($29,741).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.2B
  2. $16.7B
  3. $13.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $20.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($16.7B) and Live animals/fish ($13.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$229B
2020 Value in Kansas
$406B
Projected 2050 Value in Kansas
76.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 76.8% to $406B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $20.1B
  2. $14.7B
  3. $14.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $20.1B, followed by Nebraska with $14.7B and Texas and $14.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.711% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.659% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (593k), Some college (554k), and Bachelors Degree (440k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Independence, KS was $72,800 in 2020, which is 0.317 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $80,700 to $72,800, a 9.79% decrease. The homeownership rate in Independence, KS is 62.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Independence, KS have an average commute time of 13.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Independence, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Independence, KS is $38,963. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Independence, KS was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $73,786, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $63,022 and $50,094.

Property

$72,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,089
$2,514
Median Property Taxes
±$299

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Independence, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Independence, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.5%
Homeownership
2020
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.5% of the housing units in Independence, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9507
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Independence, KS was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $73,786, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $63,022 and $50,094.

The following map shows all of the places in Independence, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$38,963
Median Household Income
± $4,924
4.02k
Number of Households
± 386

In 2020, the median household income of the 4.02k households in Independence, KS declined from $38,963 from the previous year's value of $41,778.

The following chart displays the households in Independence, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $50k - $60k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Independence, KS is from Kansas.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (11.2%)
  3. Walked (2.92%)

In 2020, 82.6% of workers in Independence, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.2%) and those who walked to work (2.92%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

13.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Independence, KS have a shorter commute time (13.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.624% of the workforce in Independence, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Independence, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Independence, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Independence, KS (1.76k out of 8.35k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Independence, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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86.2% of the population of Independence, KS has health coverage, with 39.6% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 2.26% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Kansas was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, KS see 2677 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.56% decrease from the previous year (2960 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1872 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 482 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,677 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, KS

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, KS see an average of 2,677 patients per year. This represents a 9.56% decrease from the previous year (2,960 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 23.6% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.8%
Uninsured
39.6%
Employer Coverage
18.3%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
2.26%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Independence, KS grew by 36.9% from 10.1% to 13.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Independence, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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