Independence is located close to the center of California. Independence is part of Inyo County. Independence has 4.87 square miles of land area and 0.00 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Independence population is 681, which has grown 18.64% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 12.39% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Independence median household income is $50,625 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 35.00% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 29.47% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Independence median house value is $176,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 72.53% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 75.60% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Independence is worse than the state average in quality. The Independence area code is 760.