Independence, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Independence Jackson County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2015 117,255 687,623 2,087,471
Population % Ch., 2005-2015 -1.4% 1.7% 6.6%
Median Age, 2014 39.7 36.4 36.7
Land Area (sq. mi.) 77.57 604.46 7,950
High School Grads, 2014 87.3% 88.7% 90.8%
College Grads, 2014 17.5% 28% 33.6%
Labor Force, 2015 59,377 365,391 1,118,850
Unemployment Rate, 2015 4.4% 4.6% 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

 
Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Alliant Tech Systems (ATK)
Small arms ammunition mfg.
2,350
AT&T
Telecommunications
250
Burd & Fletcher / Art Lithocraft Div.
Carton mfg.
350
Centerpoint Medical Center
Healthcare
1,600
Comprehensive Mental Health
Health services
190
Government Employees Health Association
Medical insurance service center
700
Groves, The
Continuing care retirement community
400
Unilever/Thomas J. Lipton Co.
Salad dressings, tea, and seasonings mfg.
190

Contact Information

Independence Economic Development Council

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum