The City of Independence had a population of 8,814 as of July 1, 2016. Independence ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Independence is located at latitude 44.8578 and longitude -123.1976 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Independence (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 171 feet.
The City of Independence (GNIS ID: 2410099) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Independence is located within Monmouth-Independence Division of Polk County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Independence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||8,466|
|Population in Familes||6,946|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||348|
|Average Household Size||2.9|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||3,202 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,626 (50.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,297 (40.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||279 ( 8.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$166,376|
|Average Home Value||$191,262|
|Median Household Income||$45,853|
|Average Household Income||$58,511|
|Per Capita Income||$18,388|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.99%|
|Per Capita Income||2.02%|
The table below compares Independence to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 69||82nd|
|Population Density1||# 69||82nd|
|Diversity Index2||# 15||96th|
|Median Household Income||# 198||48th|
|Per Capita Income||# 350||8th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.