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Demographics

People

Total Population3,687
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+1,780
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married69.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.3%
Median Earnings25+$55,938
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,433

Wealth

Median Family Income$115,224
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone11%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$408,100

Ancestry

German34.9%
Norwegian16.2%
English11.7%
Irish11.6%
Swedish8.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)5.6%
French Except Basque3.4%
Finnish2.9%
Italian2.3%
Danishn1.9%
Canadian1.7%
Polish1.6%
Czech1.5%
Dutch1.5%
Welsh0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Belgian0.6%
African0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Russian0.1%
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Independence Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hennepin County
Standard Zip Codes55357, 55359
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude45.11
Approximate Longitude-93.67

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)

StationMAPLE PLAIN
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp3 to 23 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.5 inches
StationDELANO
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp-1 to 20 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip27.2 inches
StationMINNEAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp4 to 22 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 58 F
Annual Precip29.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Delano5,754$90,625
Greenfield2,888$109,302
Loretto672$101,250
Maple Plain1,812$86,458
Medina5,633$172,222
Rockford4,229$85,781
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