Independence, KY
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Independence is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 26,819 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Independence is the 16th largest community in Kentucky. Independence has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Independence, where the median household income is $65,776.00.

Independence real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Independence house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Independence isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Independence are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Independence is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Independence who work in office and administrative support (17.38%), management occupations (9.49%), and sales jobs (8.81%).

Also of interest is that Independence has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Independence is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Independence a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Independence has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Independence’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

The education level of Independence citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.10% of adults in Independence have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Independence in 2010 was $24,821, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,284 for a family of four. However, Independence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Independence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Independence residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Independence include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Independence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.