Independence, Missouri 

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Population

117,255

4% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Median Income

$44,038

Avg. Home Price

$111,000

Best Places to Live in Independence, Missouri

Large-city complex - Missouri-Kansas border, on the Missouri River
Pros
-Diverse economy
-Entertainment
-Attractive downtown
Cons
-Growth & sprawl
-Uninteresting physical setting
-Crime rates

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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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Missouri
County: Jackson County
Metro Area: Kansas City Metro Area
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 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Independence jobs have increased by 3.95%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Independence's cost of living is 11.20% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Independence's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Independence's population is 117,255 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.41%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Independence is $111,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.71%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Independence

It's a good time to buy in Independence. Home Appreciation is up 14.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Independence Real Estate.

The median home price in Independence is $111,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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64055 64050 64052 64056 64057 64053
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