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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.
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.
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.
15% of Independence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Independence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $409. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $796.
Libraries in Independence include Geneology & Local History Branch, Mid-Continent Consolidated Library District, North Independence Branch, South Independence Branch, Trails West Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Independence include Independence Examiner
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Independence political report.
Independence restaurants taking online reservations include Hereford House - Independence ... View restaurants
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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Cons: Some parts of town are much nicer than others...
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