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Independence, MO

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Independence is one of the largest cities in the state of Missouri and it is also the county seat of Jackson County. Strangely enough, a small part of the city also is located in Clay County, although Independence is legally recognized as part of Jackson County. Also known as the “Queen City of Trails,” Independence is the home of former President Harry Truman and his Presidential library is housed there. The city had 116,830 people as of 2010.

Apartments in Independence MO

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Eastland Trails Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-3

$440-$595

Independence Towers
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

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Olde Oak Tree
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$625

$625 Two bedroom in Independence-1909 S. Hawthorne Ave
Beds: 2
Baths: 1

$320

$320 studio in Independence-604 Maple Ave
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$750

3 bedroom, 2 bath home available
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

Key City Stats

The average age of Independence, MO is
50 to 54
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 6.88%
  • 6.12%
  • 5.69%
  • Female
  • 7.22%
  • 6.09%
  • 5.12%
$717
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 7.71%
  • 7.45%
  • 7.17%
29.55%
of units are available for rent in Independence
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1829
  • 216
  • 3005
Getting Around in Independence, MO

Independence has multiple transportation choices for residents and visitors. These options include major highways such as Interstates 70, 470, and 435, US Routes 40 and 24, and State Routes 7, 12, 78, and 291. The city has its own Amtrak station that serves its rail needs and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, or KCATA for short, governs the bus system. Most residents of Independence get around via their own cars, but the public transportation system is highly valued by the locals.

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The average commuter time in Independence is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 8.26%
  • 16.13%
  • 3.95%

LDS Visitors Center

<p>The LDS Visitors Center, often called the Mormon Center or the Mormon Visitors Center, is the major facility owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Independence. The Visitors Center was built directly next to the Mormon Church, which acts as their community center. The LDS Visitors Center was designed with influence from other major temples around the world such as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The building has been renovated multiple times since its opening in the 1970s with moderate success bringing in residents and introducing them to the Mormon faith.</p>

Metropolitan Community College

<p>The Metropolitan Community College is actually comprised of 5 different campuses, the Independence campus being one of them. The Independence location is more commonly known as the MCC-Blue River campus and it serves more than 4,000 students each semester. The Blue River campus generally serves arts students with music and theatre programs, but there is also a Public Safety school at the institution that provides training for multiple professions including peace officers, firefighters, and EMTs. The campus has both men and women's soccer teams that play under the mascot of the Trailblazers.</p>

Harry S. Truman Museum

<p>The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is located in Independence, which is also the former President's hometown. The facility preserves much of the documents that Truman worked with as President as well as artifacts and mementos from his life before his ascension to the Presidency as well as afterward. Unlike the building of most Presidential libraries, Truman actively participated in the direction of the museum, helping to choose documents and even holding press conferences for visitors. The Truman Museum was the first of its kind, built under the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act.</p>