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Welcome to Independence ...
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Independence has a population of 117,306 people<1> (see below for details).
Independence is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Independence lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Independence is within the boundaries of the (816) area code.
The ZIP codes for Independence: 64050-64058<3>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Independence had a population of 116,830 people (which is 17.33% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Independence the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Independence represents 1.95% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 116,830 people, the population of Independence increased 3.13% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 113,288 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Independence had an population of 117,306 people. This is an increase of 0.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.55% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Independence.
Communities near Independence ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Independence and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Independence.
Communities Also Named Independence ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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, Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), 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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Independence:
Websites 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Independence, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Independence.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Independence: www.ci.independence.mo.us/
The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.mo.us/
The official website for State of Missouri: www.missouri.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Dec 2018