Independence, Missouri 

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Population

117,369

+1.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$44,038

Median Home Price

$122,700

Best Places to Live in Independence, Missouri

Large-city complex - Missouri-Kansas border, on the Missouri River. September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Independence, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Diverse economy
Entertainment
Attractive downtown
Cons
Growth & sprawl
Uninteresting physical setting
Crime rates
 $193,500 
19603 E 18th St N
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 1390 SqFt
 $119,900 
2909 S Hawthorne Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1144 SqFt
 $195,000 
15810 E 2nd St S
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1815 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Kansas City Metro Area

Kansas City is a large, prosperous, self-sufficient and culturally rich city located astride the Missouri River. The downtown area and most of the population are on the older Missouri side, filled with shaded neighborhoods and mixed development. For the past 20 years the big growth has been on the Kansas side to the southwest in suburbs like Overland Park, Lenexa, and Shawnee.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Missouri
County: Jackson County
Metro Area: Kansas City Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Independence
Zip Codes: 64055 64050 64052 64056 64057 64053
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1014 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Independence is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Independence jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Independence's cost of living is 16.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Independence's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Independence, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Jackson county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Independence's population is 117,369 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Independence is $122,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.2%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Independence public schools spend $12,130 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17 students per teacher in Independence. More Education



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Housing Market in Independence

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Reviews for Independence   10 Reviews
GLACIAL ARTESIAN TAP WATER GETS LOW WATER QUALITY - 10/1/2014
The ice age sent glaciers sweeping south, ending at what is the edge of the Missouri River. Independence, Missouri, has artesian water straight from this glacial melt... Read More

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Very hit or miss. - 4/10/2014
I've lived here pretty much all my life, and I have to say, I'm ready to get out. I'm not sure if the crime here has just skyrocketed over recent years, or if I was just... Read More

Not All That Bad - 1/29/2013
Independence, Missouri is just like any other fairly large, fairly old town. A city approaching 200 years old and having nearly 120,000 residents is going to have both... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI
64055 64050 64052 64056 64057 64053

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NEW LISTINGS IN INDEPENDENCE
$193,500
19603 E 18th St N
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$119,900
2909 S Hawthorne Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$195,000
15810 E 2nd St S
Bed 3 | Bath 3

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Bed 2 | Bath 1

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Bed 4 | Bath 2

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