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Overview

Introduction to Independence, Kansas

Independence, Kansas, in Montgomery county, is located 75 miles N of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,084
Male Share of the Population51.8%
Female Share of the Population48.2%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+3,894
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married46.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,907
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,556
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,006

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,099
% Above Poverty Level77.3%
% Below Poverty Level22.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$651
Median House Value$68,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.4%
Irish16.1%
English6.1%
Italian3.6%
Welsh2.6%
Scottish2.3%
Dutch2.3%
Swedish0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Polish0.6%
Danishn0.4%
African0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
German0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Independence Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes67301
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.23
Approximate Longitude-95.71

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)

StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 42 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationPARSONS 2 NW
Distance25.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationCHANUTE JOHNSON AP
Distance33 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cherryvale2,220$44,511
Coffeyville9,796$41,958
Dearing504$65,000
Elk City263$37,813
Mound Valley427$45,938
Neodesha2,034$47,038

Independence Public Libraries

Independence Public Library
220 EAST MAPLE
Independence, Kansas
(620) 331-3030

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Independence Hospitals

Mercy Hospital Independence
(Non-profit)
800 West Myrtle Street
(620) 331-2200

Independence Public Schools

Eisenhower Elem
501 Spruce
ZIP: 67301
(620) 332-1854
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Independence Middle
300 W Locust
ZIP: 67301
(620) 332-1836
Middle
Total Enrollment 447
Independence Sr High
1301 N 10th
ZIP: 67301
(620) 332-1815
Other
Total Enrollment 603
Jefferson School
2101 N. 13th Street
ZIP: 67301
(620) 332-1875
Primary
Total Enrollment 546

Independence Private Schools

Independence Bible School
2246 S 10th St
ZIP: 67301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 76
St Andrew Elementary School
215 N Park Blvd
ZIP: 67301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 128
Zion Lutheran School
301 S 11th St
ZIP: 67301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
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