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Independence, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Independence had a population of 7,129 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Independence is located at latitude 41.3687 and longitude -81.6379 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Independence encompass a land area of 9.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 860 feet.

The City of Independence (GNIS ID: 1085974) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Independence: Center, Pilgerruh, Pilgrims Rest, Thornburg, Thornburgh.

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Independence, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,129
Population in Households 7,115
Population in Familes 6,236
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 747
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $88,166
Average Household Income $112,981
Per Capita Income $44,416


Total Housing Units 2,895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,520 (87.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 280 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $253,173
Average Home Value $311,210


Total Households 2,800
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 2,051
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.01% -0.19%
Households 0.13% -0.1%
Families -0.02% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Independence, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Independence to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 227 81st
Population Density # 881 28th
Diversity Index # 608 50th
Median Household Income # 78 94th
Per Capita Income # 78 94th

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