Independence Buchanan County, Iowa

Independence: City in Iowa

About

Independence is a city located in the county of Buchanan in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,966 and a population density of 371 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 6,203 inhabitants.

The city was created 175 years ago in 1846.

Independence Quick Facts

Population : 6,203 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
County : Buchanan County
Postal code : 50644
Phone Area Codes : 319
Area : 16.09 km2
Altitude : 935 feet / 285 meters
Capital city : Independence is capital of Buchanan County
Establishment : January 01, 1847 (175 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 11:09:59 (24th May 2022)
Density : 385 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 3.82% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Independence is located at 42°28'7"N 91°53'22"W (42.4686000, -91.8893400).

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Demographics

The population of Independence increased by 3.82% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,966 - census
2011 5,952 -0.24% estimation process
2012 5,977 0.42% estimation process
2013 5,979 0.03% estimation process
2014 6,019 0.66% estimation process
2015 6,022 0.05% estimation process
2016 5,993 -0.48% estimation process
2017 6,033 0.66% estimation process
2018 6,072 0.64% estimation process
2019 6,124 0.85% estimation process
2020 6,203 1.27% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 5,220
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 5,314
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -1.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 5,423
April 1, 2010 Population : 5,300
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.1%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 17.2%
People over 65 (%) : 23.8%
Female persons, % : 56.5%
White only, percent : 90.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.7%
Asians alone % : 3.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.5%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 1.8%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 89.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 305
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 6.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 65.2%

Independence zip code is 50644. County name: Buchanan, County fips: 19019

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 65.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $170,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,441
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $674
2015-2019 median gross rent : $986
2015-2019 Households : 2,415
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.09
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.6%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 95.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 90.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 98.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 3.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 3.2%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 62.8%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 73,338
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 409,903
2012 total retail sales per capita : $77,677
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 18.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $71,625
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $41,837
Percentage of people living in poverty : 9.6%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,071
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 652
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 153
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 59
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 841
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 172
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 721
2010 population per square mile : 4,205.8
2010 land area in square miles : 1.26

People born in Independence (14)

People born in Independence, including mathematician Leonard Eugene Dickson, United States Navy admiral Harry E. Yarnell, politician Dan Rasmussen, .

List

  • George Cobb (American baseball player) he was born in 25/09/1865
  • Louis Bowem Lawton (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 13/03/1872
  • Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick (American botanist (1870-1951)) he was born in 01/01/1870
  • Murray Joslin (American engineer) he was born in 21/11/1901
  • Howard D. Taylor (American politician) he was born in 08/03/1878
  • Hubert Allison Allen (American general who served during World War I) he was born in 04/04/1872
  • Craig Johnson (politician) he was born in 16/09/1963
  • Tracy Campbell Dickson he was born in 01/01/1868
  • Hanson Edward Ely (United States Army general) he was born in 23/11/1867
  • Winifred Gregory Gerould (American librarian (1885-1955)) she was born in 01/01/1885
  • Samuel Wood Geiser (American biologist and historian) he was born in 11/06/1890

Schools in Independence

College & universities near Independence, IA

Code Name City ZIP
153445 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo (IA) 50701
152798 Allen College Waterloo (IA) 50703-1999
154493 Upper Iowa University Fayette (IA) 52142-1857
153746 La James International College-Cedar Falls Cedar Falls (IA) 50613
154545 The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls Cedar Falls (IA) 50613

Post offices near Independence

Post Office Name City ZIP
Independen Post Office Independence (IA) 50644
Rowley Post Office Rowley (IA) 52329
Quasqueton Post Office Quasqueton (IA) 52326
Winthr Post Office Winthrop (IA) 50682
Jesu Post Office Jesup (IA) 50648

Other places with the same name (14)

Other cities in Buchanan County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Buchanan County , IA.

City Name Population Title
Jesup 2,711 City in the United States
Fairbank 1,132 City in Iowa, United States of America
Winthrop 848 City in Iowa, United States
Hazleton 841 Township in Buchanan County, Iowa
Quasqueton 565 City in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States
Lamont 456 City in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States
Brandon 320 City in Iowa
Rowley 268 Human settlement in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States of America
Aurora 162 City in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States
Stanley 120 City in Iowa

Distance to Other Cities

Independence distances to largest Iowa cities