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Independence, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Independence had a population of 3,697 as of July 1, 2018. Independence ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Independence is located at latitude 45.0252 and longitude -93.7075 in Hennepin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Independence encompass a land area of 32.37 sq. miles and a water area of 2.19 sq. miles. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 978 feet.

The City of Independence (GNIS ID: 2395420) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Independence: City of Independence.

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Independence, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,697
Population in Households 3,642
Population in Familes 3,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density2 114
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $107,853
Average Household Income $141,089
Per Capita Income $50,836


Total Housing Units 1,363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,114 (81.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $407,025
Average Home Value $486,253


Total Households 1,296
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 995
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.65% 0.71%
Households 0.53% 0.62%
Families -0.17% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Independence, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Independence to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 184 80th
Population Density # 789 13th
Diversity Index # 517 43rd
Median Household Income # 25 97th
Per Capita Income # 33 96th

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