The small town of Independence, Wisconsin is home to slightly less than 2,000 people. It's a nice place to raise a family, as children under 5 account for a higher percentage of the population here (9%) than nationally (6%). With an average age of just under 38, the town's residents are younger than most cities in Wisconsin. The majority of Independence residents own their homes, and 35% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $746/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Independence will save around $1,500 compared to the state average.
Independence residents have an average commute of about 20 minutes, faster than the Wisconsin average of about 23 minutes. Driving is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 47% of commuters, while public transit isn't used widely. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Compared to the national average (5%), Independence has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 who possess an Associate's degree (7%). Additionally, 6% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Independence residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 32% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in transportation, making it the top field in the town. Independence workers bring in an average annual income of around $63K, a little less than the state average. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
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