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Welcome to Independence ...

The city of Independence is located in Polk County<1>.

The location of Independence has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Independence has a population of 10,272 people<3> (see below for details).

Independence was established in 1874.

The community of Independence is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Independence lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Independence: (503) & (971)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Independence had an population of 10,272 people. This is an increase of 19.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 70.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Independence had a population of 8,590 people (or 11.39% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Independence the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Independence represents 0.22% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,590 people, the population of Independence increased 42.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,035 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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), Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), 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.

Communities near Independence ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Independence.

  • Salem [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem [Marion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Independence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 174,365 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<7>
  • Corvallis [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corvallis
    • Corvallis [Benton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Independence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58,856 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corvallis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corvallis<7>
  • Albany [Linn County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
    • Albany [Linn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Independence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,338 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<7>
  • Keizer [Marion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keizer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keizer
    • Keizer [Marion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Independence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,713 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keizer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keizer<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dallas [Polk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
      • Dallas [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Independence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,979 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<7>
    • Stayton [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stayton
      • Stayton [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Independence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stayton<7>
    • Sheridan [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Yamhill County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Independence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<7>
    • Aumsville [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aumsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aumsville
      • Aumsville [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Independence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aumsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aumsville<7>
    • Jefferson [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Marion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Independence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<7>
    • Sublimity [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sublimity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublimity
      • Sublimity [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Independence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,772 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sublimity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sublimity<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Independence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Independence.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Independence.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Independence. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Independence. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Independence.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Independence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Independence) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Independence. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 44.8556, Longitude: -123.1946       In this case, the coordinates for Independence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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