Independence is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 117,255 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Independence is the fourth largest community in Missouri.
Independence is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Independence is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Independence who work in office and administrative support (18.45%), sales jobs (10.31%), and management occupations (7.08%).
In terms of college education, Independence is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.96% of adults 25 and older in Independence have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Independence in 2010 was $23,454, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,816 for a family of four. However, Independence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Independence is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Pacific Island languages.