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Overview

Introduction to Independence, Kentucky

Independence, Kentucky, in Kenton county, is 15 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Cincinnati metropolitan area.

Independence History

Independence was incorporated in 1842. It was named Independence for celebrating the separation of Kenton County from Campbell County. The city grew considerably after annexing large plats of land in the neighboring areas from 1960 to 1984.

Independence and nearby Attractions

  • Behringer - Crawford Museum
  • Vent Haven Museum
  • Devou Park
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Things To Do In Independence

Residents of Independence love to visit the Devou Park, Mills Road Park, and Pioneer Park. Vent Haven Museum and Behringer - Crawford Museum are also worth visiting. Tourists also flock to the William Howard Taft National Historic Site, for its historical significance. One can be at the Kenton County Fair, which is hosted by the city every year in July.

Independence Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport is a short distance away.

Independence Higher Education

Higher education institutes that can be attended by the city's residents include the Northern Kentucky University, Xavier University, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, and University of Cincinnati - Main Campus.

People

Total Population 26,062
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 7.9%
Employed Population 16+ 12,933
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 58.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,061
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.2%
Median Gross Rent $942
Median House Value $157,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 17.2%

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

Independence Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Kenton
Standard Zip Codes 41051
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.943
Longitude -84.544

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 CINCINNATI COVINGTON AP
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Station CHEVIOT
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Station MILFORD
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Independence, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Nicholson (41051)

White Tower (41051)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Edgewood 8,699 $105,816
Elsmere 8,489 $50,685
Florence 31,428 $64,171
Ryland Heights 1,072 $70,893
Taylor Mill 6,701 $71,950

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

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Independence High Schools

SIMON KENTON HIGH SCHOOL
11132 MADISON PK
859-363-4100
Serves 1,333 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

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