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Lets cover off Hayward first. There’s so much to see and do in Independence, Missouri. From unique shops to wonderful heritage sites that shaped our nation, it’s all here in a great hometown atmosphere you are sure to enjoy.

Independence is the fourth largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri, and is contained within the counties of Jackson (primarily) and Clay. It is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The city had a total population of 121,212 in 2008, and is the 201st largest city in the United States.

Independence is one of two county seats of Jackson County, and is known as the “Queen City of the Trails” because it was a point of departure of the California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails.

Independence residents enjoy over 40 parks, excellent schools and outstanding shopping facilities that offer a wide variety of choices ranging from the historic Independence Square to one of the finest malls in the surrounding area.

Harry S Truman home, Independence, MOPresident Harry S Truman grew up in Independence, and in 1922 was elected judge of the County Court of Jackson County, Missouri (an administrative, not judicial, post). Although he was defeated for reelection in 1924, he won back the office in 1926 and was reelected in 1930. Truman performed his duties diligently, and won personal acclaim for several popular public works projects, including an extensive series of fine roads for the growing use of automobiles, the building of a new County Court building in Independence, and a series of twelve Madonna of the Trail monuments to pioneer women dedicated across the country in 1928 and 1929.

He would later return to the city after two terms as President. His wife, First Lady Bess Truman, was born and raised in Independence, and both are buried there. The Harry S Truman National Historic Site (Truman’s home) and the Harry S Truman Presidential Library and Museum are both located in Independence, as is one of Truman’s boyhood residences.

Independence continues to be of great importance to the Latter Day Saint movement and is the headquarters of the Community of Christ, the second-largest denomination in the Latter Day Saint movement. This church has built a temple in Independence, and also maintains a large auditorium and other buildings nearby. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates a sizable visitors’ center adjacent to the Community of Christ Temple, which is located directly across the street from the original Temple Lot designated by Joseph Smith in 1830. The Lot itself is occupied by a small white-frame church building that serves as the headquarters and local meeting house for the Church of Christ (Temple Lot).

Community of Christ Independence, MOIndependence is a city rich with history. Whatever your lifestyle, you will always be able to find something new and exciting to do here.

Please explore the links below kindly supplied by the City of Independence website to discover why Independence is an All-America City.

About Independence
Available Buildings & Sites
Carpool Information
Census Data For Independence
Chamber of Commerce
City Improvement Projects
City Theatre
Education & Schools
Find Your School District Based On Address
Jackson County Web Site
Jackson County Election Board
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
Kansas City Public Library
Locate Available Homes & Real Estate
Mid-Continent Public Library
Newspaper Media
Parks & Recreation
Sister City Program
State of Missouri
Independence Economic Development
Utilities

Economic

Independence is a natural choice for businesses looking to expand or relocate. Independence is known for its impressive transportation network, available workforce, and competitive cost structures for conducting business. Business owners and executives will put their own spin on a quote by our most famous citizen, Harry Truman, and say, “the bucks start here!”

Community

museum, Independence, MOIndependence is an exciting pro-business community.  Located just east of Kansas City, Missouri and positioned strategically at the crossroads of I-70 and I-470, where approximately 150,000 cars pass each day the City has become the regional retail, office and medical power center of Eastern Jackson County.

The development of the Little Blue Parkway, a new thoroughfare connecting the eastern portion of the City from I-70 to 24 Highway will open 38 miles of land for development.  It is estimated that by the year 2020, the Little Blue Valley will be home to an additional 20,000 people and 5,000 new office, industrial and retail jobs.

In the heart of the City, Historic Independence Square is undergoing a renaissance with substantial increase in private investment and a planned restoration of the Historic Jackson County Courthouse.  The traditional town square offers unique shops, restaurants, loft-style apartments and a newly renovated cinema and bowling alley.

Labor

The strength of the Independence business community lies in its easy access to high quality labor force.  Independence companies have access to approximately 148,000 workers with in a 10 minute drive of the City.  Approximately 30% of the labor force has a post-high school degree, higher than the Kansas City average.  Manufacturing, health, education, social services, and retail trades employ the majority of workers.

labor Independence, MOIndependence’s Major Employers

  • Alliant Tech Systems
  • Burd and Fletcher
  • Centerpoint Medical Center
  • City of Independence
  • Government Employees Hospital Association
  • Independence School District
  • State Farm
  • Sprint Relay Center
  • The Groves Retirement Center
  • Unilever

Independence Employment Statistics

Population of Independence
Total population 111,842
Male 51.42%
Female 48.58%
Median age 38.9
Independence Housing
Owner-occupied homes 70.2%
Median cost of a home $100,300
Median mortgage payment $632
Renter-occupied homes 29.8%
Vacant housing 8.6%
Median monthly rent $651
Average Income
Median for all workers $27,513
Median for all male full-time $37,866
Median for all female full-time $29,724
Household Income
Less than $10,000 6%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 14%
$35,000 to $49,999 19%
$50,000 to $74,999 21%
$75,000 to $99,999 11%
$100,000 to $149,999 6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 0%
Education
Less than 9th grade 4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12%
High school graduate 37%
Some college, no degree 23%
Associate’s degree 6%
Bachelor’s degree 14%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 23%
Currently married 53%
Separated 2%
Widowed 6%
Divorced 16%
Race
White 92%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 1%
Other 4%
Independence Commute
Carpool 10.4%
Public transportation 1.5%
Average travel time 24 minutes