Independence is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 3,707 people and just one neighborhood, Independence is the 187th largest community in Minnesota.
Real Estate Prices
Independence home prices are not only among the most expensive in Minnesota, but Independence real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Independence is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Independence is a city of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Independence who work in management occupations (20.33%), office and administrative support (15.97%) and sales jobs (10.11%).
Of important note, Independence is also a city of artists. Independence has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Independence’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
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.
One downside of living in Independence is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Independence, the average commute to work is 31.40 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.