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Independence, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Independence had a population of 1,346 as of July 1, 2015. Independence ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Independence is located at latitude 44.3615 and longitude -91.4191 in Trempealeau County. The formal boundaries for the City of Independence (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Trempealeau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 781 feet.

The City of Independence (GNIS ID: 1583429) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Independence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Independence, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,346
Population in Households 1,344
Population in Familes 1,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,056
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 617
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 389
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 406 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 211 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $97,446
Average Home Value $106,235


Median Household Income $45,460
Average Household Income $54,864
Per Capita Income $23,554
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.43%
Households 0.34% 0.48%
Families 1.92% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Independence, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Independence to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 333 57th
Population Density1 # 222 71st
Diversity Index2 # 80 90th
Median Household Income # 505 35th
Per Capita Income # 488 37th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.