Independence, MO Overview

Progressive, rapidly growing, and attractive, Independence garnered its place on the map years ago when President Harry Truman made it famous as his hometown and “summer White House.”  Thousands of visitors still flock to Independence to see the Truman home and browse through the Truman Historical Library and Museum.  First-rate schools, easy access to institutions of higher education, and regional healthcare facilities make Independence a hub of activity.  Retail activity is brisk in shopping malls and districts, known for their fine antique stores as well as name-brand merchandise.  Historic Independence Square is a particularly charming area with more than 80 unique shops and eating establishments.  During the holidays, glowing lights, carolers, and carriage rides make this an enchanting district.  Considering the rich historic legacy of Independence, it is little wonder that Santa-Cali-Gon Days have become so popular throughout the region. This Labor Day extravaganza of food, fun, and entertainment features one of the nation’s finest arts and craft shows.  The festival name is taken from the Santa Fe and Oregon trails, which all began in or near Independence.  Lovely parks offer sports fields, tennis courts, swimming pools, playgrounds, camping, and picnic areas.  Public and private golf courses and clubs are available in and near Independence.


Population Growth (since 2000) 6%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,551.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.372
Households w/ Children 25%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 38%
Median Year in Residency 3.92

Housing Inventory

Independence, MO Housing Inventory 32,895 5,061 17,345 32,895 5,061

Market Overview

434 listings with an estimated median price of $199,975

Price Count
$0 - 100K 22
$100K - 200K 203
$200K - 300K 120
$300K - 400K 54
$400K - 500K 13
$500K - 600K 5
$600K - 700K 5
$900K - 1M 1
$1M - Max 11
Property Type Count
Single Family 342
Townhouse 7
Condo 11
Commercial 24
Lots and Land 22
Multi Family 25
Farms 3

(Data as of 5/22/2022)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Independence, MO Population Demographics

Total: 120,390


Median Age: 39.87

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Independence, MO Temperature

Weather Risk

Independence, MO Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Independence, MO Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Independence, MO Highest Education Level Attained 31,755 6,450 2,924 4,812 10,313 6,360 20,262 31,755 6,450 2,924 4,812 10,313

Employment and Finance


Independence, MO Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $44,851)

Independence, MO Income by dollar range 3,974 3,273 2,793 3,153 3,043 2,970 2,946 3,059 2,765 4,284 5,315 6,129 2,860 1,708 1,330 359 152 128

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Independence, MO Crime

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