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"Queen City of the Trails"

Independence is a city in Jackson County, in the Kansas City metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community name commemorates the Declaration of Independence
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Missouri named Independence. For links to other places called Independence, MO, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Independence is 39.091N. The longitude is -94.415W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,033 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 112,079.


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Median household income
Local
$38,012
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Independence demographic reports
Once a principal point of departure for travelers on the Santa Fe, Oregon and California trails
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 757. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 6.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· President Harry S. Truman
· Ginger Rogers, actress and dancer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival Days - Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Independence web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Independence Symphony
Historic sites and museums: Harry S Truman National Historic Site, Jail Museum, Bingham-Waggoner Estate, Pioneer Spring Cabin, National Frontier Trails Museum
Colleges and universities: Graceland College, Vatterott College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 66

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Independence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64052 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Independence residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Independence ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Independence was $19,384, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Independence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Independence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $409.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $796.


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Libraries in Independence include Geneology & Local History Branch, Mid-Continent Consolidated Library District, North Independence Branch, South Independence Branch, Trails West Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Independence include Independence Examiner

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Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Independence political report.

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Independence restaurants taking online reservations include Hereford House - Independence ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Independence workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 28 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Independence between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Other MO communities named Independence:
  �Dunklin County township
  �Nodaway County township

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