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Independence, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Independence had a population of 1,322 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Independence, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,322
Daytime Population: Workers 719
Daytime Population: Residents 619
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,338
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 1,319
Population in Familes 1,012
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,038
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $46,079
Average Household Income $61,133
Per Capita Income $26,064


Total Housing Units 690 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 389 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $168,041


Total Households 603
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 380
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.15% 0.11%
Households -0.07% 0.13%
Families 1.06% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Independence, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Independence to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 339 56th
Population Density # 231 70th
Diversity Index # 62 92nd
Median Household Income # 573 26th
Per Capita Income # 467 40th

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