Independence, OH
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Independence is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 7,135 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Independence is the 210th largest community in Ohio.

Independence real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, 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, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Independence who work in management occupations (17.57%), office and administrative support (14.06%), and sales jobs (13.03%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Independence a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Independence has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Independence’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Independence citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.00% of adults in Independence have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Independence in 2010 was $38,861, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,444 for a family of four.

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, Italian, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Independence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.