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Independence is a city in Buchanan County.
It is the county seat.
So named because it was organized on July 4, 1847.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Iowa named Independence. For links to other places called Independence, IA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Independence is 42.468N. The longitude is -91.889W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 935 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,923.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Independence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Buchanan 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 50644 ZIP code.
38% of Independence residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $20,683, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% 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 $296. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $722.
Libraries in Independence include Independence Public Library ... View libraries
Buchanan 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Independence include Super 8.
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