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Overview

Introduction to Independence, Kansas

Independence, Kansas, in Montgomery county, is located 75 miles N of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city has a population of 9,846.

Independence History

The city of Independence was founded on the land which was taken from Osage Nation. A group of men who were headed by R.W. Wright were the founders of the city. The city was initially home to wealthy families who indulged oil and gas business. Independence was incorporated for the first time in the year 1870. In 1871, Independence was reincorporated as a city.

Independence and nearby Attractions

  • Independence Science & Technology Center
  • Independence Museum
  • Frank Phillips House
  • Dalton Museum

Things To Do In Independence

Tourists interested in recreational activities may take a trip to the various parks like the Riverside Park, Elk City State Park, and Fall River State Park. They can also enjoy the local festivals like Blue Grass on the Prairie, GermanFest, and Neewollah Festival which are organized by the city every year. The Ralph Mitchell Zoo is also a major tourist attraction.

Independence Transportation

The nearest international airport is the Tulsa International Airport.

Independence Higher Education

Students aiming for higher education can opt for institutions such as Independence Community College, Pittsburg State University, and University of Tulsa.

People

Total Population 9,179
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,843
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 46%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,710
% Above Poverty Level 79.5%
% Below Poverty Level 20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $640
Median House Value $66,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 15.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Independence Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 75 miles N of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 67301
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.224
Longitude -95.708

Independence Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station INDEPENDENCE
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Station PARSONS 2 NW
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station CHANUTE JOHNSON AP
Distance 33 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cherryvale 2,221 $43,750
Coffeyville 9,921 $43,594
Dearing 523 $58,929
Elk City 285 $31,094
Mound Valley 452 $56,250
Neodesha 2,245 $46,619

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Independence Public Libraries

Library
Independence Public Library
220 E. MAPLE
Independence, Kansas
(620) 331-3030
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Independence Hospitals

MERCY HOSPITAL OF KANSAS INDEPENDENCE
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
800 W MYRTLE STREET
(620) 331-2200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Independence High Schools

INDEPENDENCE SR HIGH
1301 N 10TH
620-332-1815
Serves 699 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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