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.

Independence is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 management occupations (15.16%), office and administrative support (14.55%), and sales jobs (13.05%).

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 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%): 36.35% of adults in Independence have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Independence in 2010 was $35,319, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,276 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Independence include German, Irish, Italian, and Czech.

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