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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,317
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens8.7%
Employed Population 16+13,529
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married59.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.9%
Median Earnings25+$40,795
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,872
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,315

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,587
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone16.3%
Median Gross Rent$952
Median House Value$160,400

Ancestry

German36.7%
Irish18.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.9%
English10.9%
Italian5.2%
Polish2.8%
Scottish2.2%
French Except Basque1.9%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Norwegian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Arab0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
African0.1%
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Independence Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kenton County
Standard Zip Codes41051
Phone Area Codes859
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude38.95
Approximate Longitude-84.54

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)

StationCINCINNATI COVINGTON AP
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches
StationCHEVIOT
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationMILFORD
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Edgewood8,703$107,917
Elsmere8,488$56,157
Florence31,735$64,596
Ryland Heights1,063$70,568
Taylor Mill6,719$66,423

Independence Public Schools

Summit View Middle School
5002 Madison Pk
ZIP: 41051
(859) 363-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 716
Twenhofel Middle School
11846 Taylor Mill Rd
ZIP: 41051
(859) 356-5559
Middle
Total Enrollment 839
Kenton Elementary School
11246 Madison Pk
ZIP: 41051
(859) 356-3781
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Simon Kenton High School
11132 Madison Pk
ZIP: 41051
(859) 960-0100
High
Total Enrollment 1722
Summit View Elementary School
5006 Madison Pk
ZIP: 41051
(859) 363-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 743
White's Tower Elementary School
2977 Harris Pk
ZIP: 41051
(859) 356-9668
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Beechgrove Elementary School
1029 Bristow Rd
ZIP: 41051
(859) 371-1636
Primary
Total Enrollment 652

Independence Private Schools

Community Christian Academy
11875 Taylor Mill Rd
ZIP: 41051
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 164
St Cecilia Elementary School
5313 Madison Pike
ZIP: 41051
Elementary
Total Enrollment 211
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