Independence, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Independence Jackson County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2017 117,030 691,801 2,128,912
Population % Ch., 2007-2017 1.9% 4.3% 7.47%
Median Age, 2016 39.8 36.5 37.4
Land Area (sq. mi.) 77.57 604.46 7,950
High School Grads, 2016 87.6% 89% 91.4%
College Grads, 2016 18% 28.8% 35%
Labor Force, 2017 59,697 369,095 1,128,859
Unemployment Rate, 2017 4.8% 4.4% 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 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
Orbital TK
small arms
ammunition mfg.
 1,708
AT&T
Telecommunications
250
Burd & Fletcher / Art Lithocraft Div.
Carton mfg.
252
Centerpoint Medical Center
Healthcare
1,404
Comprehensive Mental Health
Health services
190
Government Employees Health Association
Medical insurance service center
763
Groves, The
Continuing care retirement community
400
Unilever/Thomas J. Lipton Co.
Salad dressings, tea, and seasonings mfg. 350

Contact Information

Independence Economic Development Council

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum