Independence is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 28,109 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 $79,224.00.
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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Independence is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.82%), management occupations (11.21%), and sales jobs (8.52%).
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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Independence really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Independence perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The percentage of people in Independence who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.70% of adults in Independence have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Independence in 2010 was $29,185, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,740 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Independence include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Independence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.