People QuickFacts Independence Missouri
Population, 2003 estimate 112,079 5,704,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2003 -1.1% 1.9%
Population, 2000 113,288 5,595,211
Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 0.8% 9.3%
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 6.6% 6.6%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 23.9% 25.5%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 15.5% 13.5%
Female persons, percent, 2000 52.2% 51.4%
White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 91.9% 84.9%
Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 2.6% 11.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.6% 0.5%
Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.7% 1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) 0.5% 0.1%
Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 1.4% 0.8%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 2.3% 1.5%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 3.7% 2.1%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 54.2% 53.6%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 2.6% 2.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 5.0% 5.1%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 82.9% 81.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 15.2% 21.6%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 24.1 23.8
 
Housing units, 2000 50,213 2,442,017
Homeownership rate, 2000 67.8% 70.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $77,000 $89,900
 
Households, 2000 47,390 2,194,594
Persons per household, 2000 2.37 2.48
Median household income, 1999 $38,012 $37,934
Per capita money income, 1999 $19,384 $19,936
Persons below poverty, percent, 1999 8.6% 11.7%
     
Business QuickFacts Independence Missouri
Wholesale trade sales, 1997 ($1000) 410,751 91,411,852
Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) 1,278,361 51,269,881
Retail sales per capita, 1997 $11,028 $9,482
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 1997 ($1000) 143,062 6,780,812
Total number of firms, 1997 7,692 411,403
Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 3.1% 6.5%
Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 26.5% 25.2%
     
Geography QuickFacts Independence Missouri
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 78 68,886
Persons per square mile, 2000 1,446.3 81.2
FIPS Code 35000 29