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Independence is an exciting pro-business community.  Located just east of Kansas City, Missouri and positioned strategically at the crossroads of I-70 and I-470, where approximately 150,000 cars pass each day the City has become the regional retail, office and medical power center of Eastern Jackson County.

The development of the Little Blue Parkway, a new thoroughfare connecting the eastern portion of the City from I-70 to 24 Highway will open 38 miles of land for development.  It is estimated that by the year 2020, the Little Blue Valley will be home to an additional 20,000 people and 5,000 new office, industrial and retail jobs.

In the heart of the City, Historic Independence Square is undergoing a renaissance with substantial increase in private investment and a planned restoration of the Historic Jackson County Courthouse.  The traditional town square offers unique shops, restaurants, loft-style apartments and a newly renovated cinema and bowling alley.

By The Numbers
Retail Potential
Low-Cost Environment
Independence by the Numbers

Population: 121,200
Number of Households: 46,621
Average Household Size: 2.34
Average Household Income: $50,875
Median Household Income: $46,431
Per capita Income: $21,779
Average Age: 40.1
Approximately 53% of the residents are in the “Household and Family Formation” (25 to 44) and “Peak Earning” (45 to 64) years
Median housing value of owner-occupied units: $99,608
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