Independence, Minnesota

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Independence, Minnesota

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High Points

Independence strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Independence People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Independence Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Independence Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Independence College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Independence Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Independence Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Independence, Minnesota

Comparing Independence to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Age of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 5 7
Senior Citizens 1 2
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 2 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Independence Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of Plymouth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Hennepin
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55328, 55357, 55359, 55373
Phone Area Codes 763
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.025
Longitude -93.707

Independence Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Station DELANO
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
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Independence Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,236 100%
Male 1,658 51.2%
Female 1,578 48.8%
Under 18 974 30.1%
18+ 2,262 69.9%
65+ 265 8.2%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 3.25
White 3,163 97.7%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 34 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 7 0.2%
Mixed Race 22 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 28 0.9%

Estimated Independence Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,528
Growth 292
Growth % 9%

Independence Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 45%
Norwegian 14.6%
Swedish 7.5%
Irish 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
English 3.8%
Polish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Danish 1.4%
European 1.1%
US/American 1.1%
French Canadian 1%
Finnish 1%
Scottish 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
Iranian 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Northern European 0.5%
Luxemburger 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
British 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Independence 3,236 $82,143
Delano 3,837 $63,011
Greenfield 2,544 $86,032
Loretto 570 $71,944
Maple Plain 2,088 $58,977
Medina 4,005 $96,909
Rockford 3,484 $56,607
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