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Independence is a charter township in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Independence. For links to other places called Independence, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Independence is 42.746N. The longitude is -83.39W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,112 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 32,581.


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Median household income
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$74,993
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Independence demographic reports
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Independence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oakland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48360 ZIP code.

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21% of Independence residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $33,067, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Independence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Independence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $741.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,407.


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Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Independence political report.

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The average commute time for Independence workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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MI communities formerly known as Independence:
  �Clarkston, Oakland County

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