Independence is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 7,175 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Independence is the 210th largest community in Ohio.
Independence real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Independence house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Independence is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Independence is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Independence who work in management occupations (18.10%), business and financial occupations (12.94%), and office and administrative support (9.97%).
Also of interest is that Independence has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Independence is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Independence really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Independence perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The education level of Independence ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Independence, 48.68% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Independence in 2018 was $54,019, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $216,076 for a family of four.
The people who call Independence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Independence residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Independence include Polish, Italian, German, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Independence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Slavic languages.