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People

Total Population 3,671
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,777
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 72.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.9%
Median Earnings25+ $51,776
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,972

Wealth

Median Family Income $114,573
% Above Poverty Level 97.5%
% Below Poverty Level 2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 10.3%
Median Gross Rent $0
Median House Value $389,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 8.7%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MAPLE PLAIN
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
Station MINNEAPOLIS INTL AP
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Delano 5,671 $82,939
Greenfield 2,863 $108,531
Loretto 709 $91,250
Maple Plain 1,851 $74,028
Medina 5,378 $150,833

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

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