Independence is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 7,520 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Independence is the 208th 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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Independence telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.14% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Independence is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Independence’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Independence is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Independence ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Independence, 46.96% 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 $56,314, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,256 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 Slovak.
The most common language spoken in Independence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Slavic languages.