Independence, Minnesota

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Independence is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,236 at the 2000 census. U.S. Route 12 serves as a main arterial route in the community.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.6 square miles (89.6 km²), of which, 32.6 square miles (84.4 km²) of it is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²) of it is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,236 people, 1,088 households, and 908 families residing in the city. The population density was 99.3 people per square mile (38.3/km²). There were 1,115 housing units at an average density of 34.2/sq mi (13.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.74% White, 0.09% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 1,088 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.4% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $79,126, and the median income for a family was $82,143. Males had a median income of $50,793 versus $40,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $35,753. About 0.8% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


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