The City of Independence had a population of 6,014 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Independence is located at latitude 42.4622 and longitude -91.9032 in Buchanan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Independence (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Buchanan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 935 feet.
The City of Independence (GNIS ID: 2395421) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Independence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||5,798|
|Population in Familes||4,564|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||216|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||2,770 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,834 (66.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||714 (25.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||222 ( 8.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$135,225|
|Average Home Value||$155,559|
|Median Household Income||$52,534|
|Average Household Income||$72,472|
|Per Capita Income||$30,150|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.27%|
|Per Capita Income||2.09%|
The table below compares Independence to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 65||94th|
|Population Density1||# 305||70th|
|Diversity Index2||# 527||48th|
|Median Household Income||# 508||50th|
|Per Capita Income||# 258||75th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.