Independence Report Card

Demographic and Socioeconomic Indicators

According to the 2013-2017 population estimates, the city of Independence had 117,369 residents. Of these, 47.4% were male and 52.6% were female. 81.8% of the population in Independence identified as White and 9.8% identified as Hispanic or Latino. Additionally, 16.0% of Independence residents are living below the poverty level.

Life Expectancy in Independence

National Center for Health Statistics. U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP): Life Expectancy Estimates File for {Jurisdiction}, 2010-2015]. National Center for Health Statistics. 2018. Available from:

Life Expectancy at birth provides an estimate of the number of years a person is expected to live. A high life expectancy can be attributed to a number of factors, including improved lifestyle, better education, higher income, and greater access to healthcare. A low life expectancy can bring to light existing health disparities in a community, such as crime, poverty, and poor access to affordable healthcare. In Independence, life expectancy ranges from 67.3 to 84.3. Census Tract 156 has the lowest and Census Tract 148.04 is 2nd out of the 78 Census Tracts in all of EJC. Majority of tracts in Independence are lower than EJC's life expectancy at 77.7. 

Data on community opinions are not available for Independence. 

Independence has policies on: Tobacco 21, Clean Indoor Air, Limiting Alcohol Retailers, and Food Inspection Scores