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. Much of the housing stock in Independence was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Independence economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Independence, where the median household income is $65,653.00.
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 (16.41%), management occupations (10.13%), and sales jobs (8.67%).
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.
Independence is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
In terms of college education, Independence is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.74% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Independence in 2010 was $25,224, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,896 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 Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Independence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.