Independence, Kansas

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Independence, Kansas
Memorial Hall (2017)
Memorial Hall (2017)
Location within Montgomery County and Kansas
Location within Montgomery County and Kansas
KDOT map of Montgomery County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°13′27″N 95°42′30″W / 37.22417°N 95.70833°W / 37.22417; -95.70833Coordinates: 37°13′27″N 95°42′30″W / 37.22417°N 95.70833°W / 37.22417; -95.70833[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyMontgomery
Founded1869 (Colfax)
Incorporated1870
Named forUnited States Declaration of Independence
Government
 • MayorLouis Ysusi
Area
 • Total7.75 sq mi (20.07 km2)
 • Land7.74 sq mi (20.05 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation804 ft (245 m)
Population
 • Total9,483
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
8,799
 • Density1,200/sq mi (470/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
67301
Area code620
FIPS code20-33875 [1]
GNIS ID0469414 [1]
Websiteindependenceks.gov

Independence is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Kansas, United States.[5] In 2010, the 9,483 people lived there.[6] It was named after the Declaration of Independence.[7]

Geography[change | change source]

Independence is along the Verdigris River. It is just south of its confluence with the Elk River. The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 7.75 square miles (20.07 km2). Of that, 7.74 square miles (20.05 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

Climate[change | change source]

Independence has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa). It has hot and humid summers, and it has cold winters.

Climate data for Independence, Kansas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 78
(26)
88
(31)
98
(37)
101
(38)
102
(39)
109
(43)
115
(46)
116
(47)
111
(44)
99
(37)
88
(31)
78
(26)
116
(47)
Average high °F (°C) 45
(7)
50
(10)
60
(16)
70
(21)
77
(25)
85
(29)
91
(33)
91
(33)
83
(28)
72
(22)
59
(15)
46
(8)
69
(21)
Average low °F (°C) 22
(−6)
26
(−3)
35
(2)
45
(7)
56
(13)
65
(18)
69
(21)
68
(20)
59
(15)
47
(8)
35
(2)
25
(−4)
46
(8)
Record low °F (°C) −19
(−28)
−23
(−31)
−5
(−21)
15
(−9)
28
(−2)
42
(6)
46
(8)
43
(6)
29
(−2)
16
(−9)
5
(−15)
−16
(−27)
−23
(−31)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.52
(39)
1.94
(49)
3.47
(88)
4.15
(105)
6.51
(165)
6.34
(161)
3.77
(96)
3.63
(92)
4.47
(114)
4.31
(109)
2.58
(66)
2.44
(62)
45.13
(1,146)
Source: weather.com[8]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870435
18802,915570.1%
18903,1277.3%
19004,85155.1%
191010,480116.0%
192011,92013.7%
193012,7827.2%
194011,565−9.5%
195011,335−2.0%
196011,222−1.0%
197010,347−7.8%
198010,5982.4%
19909,942−6.2%
20009,846−1.0%
20109,483−3.7%
Est. 20168,799[4]−7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census[3] says that there were 9,483 people, 3,950 households, and 2,430 families living in Independence.

Education[change | change source]

Independence Public Library, funded by Andrew Carnegie

Primary and secondary education[change | change source]

  • Independence High School, grades 9–12
  • Independence Middle School, grades 6–8
  • Jefferson Elementary School, grades 3–5
  • Eisenhower Elementary School, grades Pre-K–2
  • Zion Lutheran School, grades Pre-K–8
  • St. Andrews School, grades Pre-K–8
  • Independence Bible School, grades Pre-K–12
  • Tri-County Education Co-operative, special education, all grades

Community college[change | change source]

The Independence Community College (ICC) main campus is two miles south of Independence. ICC West Campus is one mile west of downtown. Each semester, over 1000 students go to ICC.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Independence, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 165.
  8. "Monthly Averages for Independence, Kansas". Weather.com. The Weather Channel. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  9. United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. "Kansas Higher Education Statistics". Retrieved 2019-05-16.

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