Independence, MO


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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.

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, 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.