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Independence is a city in Hennepin County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The latitude of Independence is 45.025N. The longitude is -93.707W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 978 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,504.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Independence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hennepin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55373 ZIP code.
34% of Independence residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $35,753, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Independence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Independence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $725. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,789.
Hennepin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Independence political report.
The average commute time for Independence workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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