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Welcome to Independence ...

The city of Independence is located in Hennepin County.

The location of Independence has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Independence has a population of 3,809 people<2> (see below for details).

Independence is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Independence lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Independence had a population of 3,504 people. This makes Independence the county's 29th most populous community.

The population of Independence represents 0.07% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 187th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,504 people, the population of Independence increased 8.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,236 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Independence had an population of 3,809 people. This is an increase of 8.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.71% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Independence.

Communities Also Named Independence ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Minnesota communities named Independence: This one is located in Hennepin County and the other is located in Saint Louis County.

Beyond Minnesota, there are 50 communities that are also named Independence - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado (3), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee (3), Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia (4) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Independence.

Websites for Independence ...

Official Website: www.independence.govoffice.com/

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Independence. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Independence. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Independence.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Independence:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Independence ...

Looking for more information about Independence? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Independence? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Independence, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Independence.

Communities near Independence ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Brooklyn Park   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the East (E) of Independence

Plymouth   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Independence

Maple Grove   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Independence

Eden Prairie   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Independence

Minnetonka   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Independence

Edina   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Independence

Saint Louis Park   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Independence

Brooklyn Center   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Independence

Chaska   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Independence

Located in Carver County

Chanhassen   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Independence

Located in Carver County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Independence.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Independence: www.independence.govoffice.com/

The official website for Hennepin County: www.hennepin.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Independence.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Independence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Independence) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Independence. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Independence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Independence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0219, Longitude: -93.7076     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Independence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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