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Pros

-Small-town atmosphere
-Nearby recreation
-Close to Portland

Cons

-Clouds and rain
-Crime
-Low ethnic diversity


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Salem is the state capital and an agricultural center. State government buildings dominate a small but attractive and progressive downtown core. Surrounding built-up areas are unremarkable. Local agriculture includes orchards, fruits, grapes, nursery stock, and vegetables; the type of agriculture and rolling, moist terrain make for an attractive landscape.


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Quick Facts About Independence


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Independence is 5.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Independence jobs have Increased by 3.63 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Independence's cost of living is 4.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Independence's population is 9,227 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 108.52 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Independence is $183,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.93%.
    SCHOOLS
    Independence public schools spend $9,766 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.3 students per teacher in Independence.

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  11/1/2009
Independence

For a town of ~9k people the amenities are good; this is also helped by state college Western Oregon University in the neighboring city of Monmouth(all within a 3-mile... (Read More)

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  4/28/2008
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Independence is a small town with a friendly feel. Great place to live if you want to get away from the fast pace of a big city. After living here for eight years... (Read More)

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