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The economy of Independence, MO employs 52,312 people. The economy of Independence, MO is specialized in Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 1.72; 1.39; and 1.33 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Independence, MO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,291), Retail trade (6,662), and Manufacturing (5,928), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,556), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,849), and Finance & Insurance ($40,778).

Median household income in Independence, MO is $43,472. Males in Independence, MO have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,858. The income inequality of Independence, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Independence, MO. In Jackson County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 76 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,771. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Independence, MO is home to a population of 117,192 people, from which 97.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Independence, MO is composed of 92,497 White residents (78.9%), 11,320 Hispanic residents (9.7%), 8,382 Black residents (7.15%), 2,386 Two+ residents (2.04%), and 1,139 Asian residents (0.97%). The most common foreign languages in Independence, MO are Spanish (6,171 speakers), Other Pacific Island (322 speakers), and Tagalog (241 speakers), but compared to other places, Independence, MO has a relative high number of Other Pacific Island (322 speakers), Laotian (61 speakers), and German (219 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Independence, MO awarded 95 degrees. The student population of Independence, MO is skewed towards females, with 11 male students and 84 female students. Most students in Independence, MO are White (76 and 80%), followed by Black or African American (16 and 16.8%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 2.11%), and Two or more races (1 and 1.05%). The largest universities in Independence, MO by number of graduates are National American University-Independence (67 and 70.5%), Independence College of Cosmetology (28 and 29.5%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Independence, MO are Medical Assistant (11 and 11.6%), General Business Administration & Management (10 and 10.5%), and Pharmacy Technician (9 and 9.5%). The median tuition costs in Independence, MO are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Independence, MO is $98,600, which is 0.51 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $98,800 to $98,600, a -0.2% increase. The homeownership rate of Independence, MO is 63.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Independence, MO have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Independence, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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