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Independence is a town in Allegany County.
Independence is in the Southern Tier region.
The latitude of Independence is 42.053N. The longitude is -77.786W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,165 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,074.
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18% of Independence residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $13,109, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% 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 $314. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $632.
Allegany County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Independence political report.
The average commute time for Independence workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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