Independence, Kentucky

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Independence is a suburban city in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 14,982 at the 2000 census, but estimated to be about 21,694 in 2008. It is one of two county seats of Kenton County [1]. In 1840, Kenton County, Kentucky was formed from a large portion of Campbell County as well as a small portion of Boone County, named after pioneer Simon Kenton, who had helped explore the territory. The city of Independence was incorporated in 1842 to be the county seat of Kenton County, having been determined to be the geographical center of the newly-formed county, and was named to mark the independence of Kenton County from Campbell County. The current mayor of Independence is Chris Moriconi.

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Geography

Independence is located at 38°57′13″N 84°32′49″W / 38.95361°N 84.54694°W / 38.95361; -84.54694 (38.953668, -84.546990)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.8 square miles (43.5 km²), of which, 16.8 square miles (43.4 km²) of it is land and 0.06% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,982 people, 5,181 households, and 4,149 families residing in the city. The population density was 893.2 people per square mile (344.9/km²). There were 5,391 housing units at an average density of 321.4/sq mi (124.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.20% White, 0.96% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

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