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Living In Independence, IA

The small town of Independence, Iowa is home to approximately 6,000 people. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than nationally (14%). Only 27% of residents rent in Independence, as home ownership is common in the town. With a relatively low average rent of $718/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Iowa. Over the course of a year, renters in Independence will save around $1,100 compared to the state average.

Averaging about 20 minutes, the commute time for Independence residents outperforms around 70% of cities in the state. Many residents (43%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit isn't used widely. Relatively few residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number exceeds the national average.

Many Independence residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, manufacturing, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 25% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of the town's population works in transportation, making it the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of about $64,000, Independence workers bring in about the same as the average Iowa resident. However, Independence compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Independence has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 14% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

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