Independence is located in southeast Kansas. Independence is part of Montgomery County. Independence has 7.74 square miles of land area and 0.01 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Independence population is 9,282, which has shrunk 5.73% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 7.24% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Independence median household income is $39,050 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 32.04% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 27.69% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Independence median house value is $64,700 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 32.04% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 54.97% and is lower 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 much better than the state average in quality. The Independence area code is 620.