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Independence is a city in Montgomery County, in the Coffeyville metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Independence, IA.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Independence. For links to other places called Independence, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Independence is 37.224N. The longitude is -95.708W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 804 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,393.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,574
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Independence demographic reports
Independence is on the Verdigris River.
Miss Able, a resident of the city zoo, was the first monkey in space.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 55. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 5.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· William Inge, playwright
Local festivals include:
  • Prairie Days Festival - June 9, 2007
  • William Inge Theatre Festival - April 25-28, 2007
  • GermanFest - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Blue Grass on the Prairie - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Neewollah Festival - Oct. 19-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Independence web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Elk City Lake
Independence attractions: Ralph Mitchell Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Independence Historical Museum, Independence Science and Technology Center
Colleges and universities: Independence Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below 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 Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67301 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% 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 $15,496, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Independence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Independence festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Independence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $627.


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Libraries in Independence include Independence Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Montgomery County supported George W. Bush 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 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Independence include Appletree Inn, Knights Inn, Microtel Inn and Suites, Super 8.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other KS communities named Independence:
  �Doniphan County township
  �Montgomery County township
  �Osborne County township
  �Washington County township

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