Independence, MO

117,031 Population
77.8 square miles 1,504.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.9%
was 1.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in MO
Population Density
1,504.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
59.8%
was 55.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.2%
was 4.2%
Ranked 5th Highest in MO
Percent Under 18
23.2%
was 22.8%
Ranked 4th Highest in MO
Percent 65 and Over
17.2%
was 16.1%
Ranked 1st Highest in MO

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5
was 5.6
Ranked 18th Lowest in MO
Percent Living in Poverty
15.6%
was 20.6%
Ranked 4th Lowest in MO
Median Household Income
$44,415
was $42,229
Ranked 6th Highest in MO
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.9
45.7
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
6
was 6.0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
425
was 462.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,152.2
was 6,055.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
54,850
was 54,891
Ranked 4th Highest in MO
Median Rent
$764
was $813
Ranked 7th Highest in MO
Total Building Permits
175
was 65
 
Occupied Housing Units
48,151
was 49,848
 
Homeownership Rate
58.9%
was 58.7%
Ranked 4th Highest in MO
Single Family Building Permits
65
was 65
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
704.7
was 705.5
Ranked 8th Highest in MO
Rental Vacancy Rate
25.3%
was 19.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MO
Multifamily Building Permits
110
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.3
Ranked 4th Highest in MO
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.2
was 1.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.5
was 0.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.4%
was 93.8%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MO
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.5%
Ranked 6th Highest in MO
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
Ranked 1st Highest in MO

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.6%
was 87.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in MO
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
20.5%
was 19.2%
Ranked 9th Highest in MO

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