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Overview

Introduction to Independence, Ohio

Independence, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 5 miles SE of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 9 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio.

Independence History

The city is either named for Independence Day or for the settlers desire to be independent of Cleveland. Cuyahoga County, in which the city is located, was originally inhabited by Native American Indians. In January, 1803, when Ohio was granted statehood, the most difficult problem it faced was forming new counties. On June 7th, 1808, Cuyahoga County was formed from Geauga County, but it was only in 1810 that Cuyahoga became independent of Geauga.

Independence and Nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Bedford Reservation
  • Akron Zoo
  • Holden Arboretum
  • Alpine Valley

Things To Do In Independence

The African American Museum, the Akron Art Museum and the International Women's Air & Space Museum are some of the museums in the area. Historic sites nearby include the Glamorgan Castle, James A. Garfield National Historic Site, the Mabel Hartzell Home and Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. There are many parks in the area like Bedford Reservation, Big Creek Reservation, Brecksville Reservation and Brookside Park. Other attractions near Independence include the Akron Zoo, Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum.

Independence Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Independence Higher Education

Baldwin-Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Art are some of the colleges located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,132
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens21%
Employed Population 16+4,033
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married60.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.1%
Median Earnings25+$51,653
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,975

Wealth

Median Family Income$110,729
% Above Poverty Level97.7%
% Below Poverty Level2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone20%
Median Gross Rent$870
Median House Value$228,900

Ancestry

Polish28.8%
German20.7%
Irish16.4%
Italian16.2%
English6.3%
Slovak6.2%
Czech3.9%
Hungarian3.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)3.4%
Slovene2.7%
Croatian2.1%
Greek1.5%
Ukrainian1.4%
Swedish1.4%
Russian1.1%
Serbian1%
Austrian0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Welsh0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Independence Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cuyahoga County
Standard Zip Codes44131
Phone Area Codes216,440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.38
Approximate Longitude-81.64

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)

StationCLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationAKRON
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationCHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brecksville13,522$123,243
Broadview Heights19,262$110,292
Garfield Heights28,122$48,490
Seven Hills11,694$96,282
Valley View2,051$104,917
Walton Hills2,217$80,673

Independence Public Schools

Independence High School
6001 Archwood Rd
ZIP: 44131
(216) 642-5860
High
Total Enrollment 375
Independence Middle School
6111 Archwood Rd
ZIP: 44131
(216) 642-5865
Middle
Total Enrollment 305
Independence Primary School
7600 Hillside Rd
ZIP: 44131
(216) 642-5870
Primary
Total Enrollment 349

Independence Private Schools

Le Chaperon Rouge
7000 Rockside Rd
ZIP: 44131
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
St Michael School
6906 Chestnut Rd
ZIP: 44131
Elementary
Total Enrollment 356
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