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Independence, Minnesota
Location of the city of Independencewithin Hennepin County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Independence
within Hennepin County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
Government
 • Mayor Marvin Johnson
Area
 • City 34.56 sq mi (89.51 km2)
 • Land 32.37 sq mi (83.84 km2)
 • Water 2.19 sq mi (5.67 km2)
Elevation
978 ft (298 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City 3,504
 • Estimate 
(2012)
3,610
 • Density 108.2/sq mi (41.8/km2)
 • Metro
3,279,833
Time zone UTC-6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central)
ZIP codes
55357, 55359
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-30842
GNIS feature ID 0645396
Website www.independence.govoffice.com

Independence is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,504 at the 2010 census. U.S. Highway 12 serves as a main route in the community.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.56 square miles (89.51 km2), of which 32.37 square miles (83.84 km2) is land and 2.19 square miles (5.67 km2) is water. Independence is located 24 miles west of Minneapolis.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,446
1970 1,993 37.8%
1980 2,640 32.5%
1990 2,822 6.9%
2000 3,236 14.7%
2010 3,504 8.3%
Est. 2015 3,741 6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,504 people, 1,241 households, and 1,009 families residing in the city. The population density was 108.2 inhabitants per square mile (41.8/km2). There were 1,305 housing units at an average density of 40.3 per square mile (15.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 1,241 households of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.1% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.7% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the city was 45.6 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.6% were from 25 to 44; 38.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,236 people, 1,088 households, and 908 families residing in the city. The population density was 99.3 people per square mile (38.3/km²). There were 1,115 housing units at an average density of 34.2 per square mile (13.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.74% White, 0.09% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 1,088 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.4% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $79,126, and the median income for a family was $82,143. Males had a median income of $50,793 versus $40,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $35,753. About 0.8% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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