Independence, Missouri

Population 117,264

Independence is located in Jackson County, MO. The population is 117,264, making Independence the 2nd largest city in Jackson County and the 5th largest city in the state of Missouri.

There are 40 public schools in Independence with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Independence is high , and there are 448 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Independence is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Independence property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Independence include Blue Township, Lake Tapawingo and Sugar Creek.

Independence Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 8.4%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 71.1%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 20.6%

Crime Rate

52.44% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 861
  • Violent Crimes: 589
  • Robbery: 91
  • Burglary: 478
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

69.60% Higher than national avg.
  • 448 offenders in Independence
  • 38.20 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

281 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 2
  • Registered Polluters: 10
  • Superfunds: 24
  • Tanks & Spills: 245


Moderate 3.6%
  • Missouri unemployment average: 3.0%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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40 Public Schools view public schools

There are 40 K-12 public schools in Independence, MO and 6 private schools. Homefacts rates Independence's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.

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Crime view details

448 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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64 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Independence, MO issued 64 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 64 permits, 60 were issued for single family homes and 4 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Independence, MO issued 175 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 175 permits, 65 were issued for single family homes and 110 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $717
  • 1 Bedroom: $831
  • 2 Bedrooms: $979
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,302
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,490

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Environmental Hazards

281 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (292/314)
    Independence, MO has 92.99% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Independence, MO is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.58 Average
    Independence, MO is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 29.77°
  • February 33.27°
  • March 45.87°
  • April 55.6°
  • May 66.38°
  • June 75.4°
  • July 80.12°
  • August 77.34°
  • September 67.25°
  • October 55.75°
  • November 46.52°
  • December 33.1°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Independence, MO

Independence, MO has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Independence, MO has no risk of hurricanes.
Independence, MO has a very high risk of hail storms.
Independence, MO has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Independence, MO: $45,970


Unemployment in Independence is 3.6%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 3.0% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 44.17%
White Collar - 55.83%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Jay Nixon
  • Sen. Roy Blunt
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill

City Representatives

  • Emanuel Cleaver
  • Sam Graves

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

19 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

2 Police Stations view all

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