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People

Total Population 1,613
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 505
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 39.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $26,250
% Above Poverty Level 60.4%
% Below Poverty Level 39.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $633
Median House Value $89,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 7.8%

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

Independence Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles E of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Tangipahoa
Standard Zip Codes 70443
Phone Area Codes 985
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.635
Longitude -90.5

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 AMITE
Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 81 F
Annual Precip 65.7 inches
Station FRANKLINTON 3 SW
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 81 F
Annual Precip 64.2 inches
Station CLINTON 5 SE
Distance 30.4 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 63.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albany 1,481 $70,726
Hammond 20,272 $47,886
Montpelier 299 $42,083
Ponchatoula 6,845 $58,274
Roseland 1,027 $35,179
Tickfaw 646 $47,059

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

Independence Hospitals

LALLIE KEMP MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - State)
52579 HIGHWAY 21 SOUTH
(985) 878-9421
Emergency Service: Yes

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Independence High Schools

INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL
270 TIGER AVENUE
985-878-9436
Serves 540 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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