Independence is located in west Oregon. Independence is part of Polk County. Independence has 2.73 square miles of land area and 0.09 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Independence population is 8,654, which has grown 43.40% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 14.00% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Independence median household income is $40,904 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 11.18% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 23.47% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Independence median house value is $150,400 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 36.60% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 53.91% 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 worse than the state average in quality. The Independence area code is 503.