The City of Independence had a population of 6,077 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for Independence is located at latitude 42.4686 and longitude -91.8893 in Buchanan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Independence 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 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.
|Total Population||6,077 (100%)|
|Population in Households||5,857 (96.4%)|
|Population in Families||4,568 (75.2%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||220 ( 3.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$58,003|
|Average Household Income||$74,291|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$30,964|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,865 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,988 (69.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||616 (21.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||261 ( 9.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$148,191|
|Average Home Value||$178,636|
|Housing Affordability Index3||201|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.29%|
|Per Capita Income||1.1%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.46%|
The table below compares Independence to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 63||94th|
|Population Density||# 284||72nd|
|Median Household Income||# 559||45th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 401||40th|
|Per Capita Income||# 493||51st|
|Diversity Index||# 508||50th|
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