Independence, Oregon 

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Population

9,227

109% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.8%

Median Income

$40,904

Avg. Home Price

$236,400

Best Places to Live in Independence, Oregon

Capital city - North-central Oregon in Willamette Valley, 50 miles south of Portland
Pros
-Small-town atmosphere
-Nearby recreation
-Close to Portland
Cons
-Clouds and rain
-Crime
-Low ethnic diversity

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What Bert Has To Say About Salem Metro Area

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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Oregon
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Salem Metro Area
City: Independence
Zip Codes: 97351
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 196 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Independence is 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Independence jobs have increased by 3.63%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Independence's cost of living is 4.70% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Independence's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Independence's population is 9,227 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 108.52%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Independence is $236,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.69%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Independence

It's a good time to buy in Independence. Home Appreciation is up 11.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Independence Real Estate.

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Reviews for Independence   2 Reviews
Independence - 11/1/2009
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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Pro and Con - 4/28/2008
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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ZIP CODES IN INDEPENDENCE, OREGON
97351