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Independence, Kentucky
—  City  —
Kenton County Courthouse in Independence
Location of Independence, Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°57′13″N 84°32′49″W / 38.95361°N 84.54694°W / 38.95361; -84.54694
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Kenton
Area
 - Total 16.8 sq mi (43.5 km2)
 - Land 16.8 sq mi (43.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 14,982
 - Density 893.2/sq mi (344.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 41051
Area code(s) 859
FIPS code 21-39142
GNIS feature ID 0494900

Independence is a suburban city in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 14,982 at the 2000 census, but estimated to be about 21,694 in 2008. It is one of two county seats of Kenton County [2]. In 1842 the county of Campbell was split to form a new county, Kenton, named after a pioneer who'd helped explore the territory, Simon Kenton. The city of Independence was incorporated in 1842 to mark its independence from Campbell County.

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Geography

Independence is located at 38°57′13″N 84°32′49″W / 38.95361°N 84.54694°W / 38.95361; -84.54694 (38.953668, -84.546990)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.8 square miles (43.5 km²), of which, 16.8 square miles (43.4 km²) of it is land and 0.06% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,982 people, 5,181 households, and 4,149 families residing in the city. The population density was 893.2 people per square mile (344.9/km²). There were 5,391 housing units at an average density of 321.4/sq mi (124.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.20% White, 0.96% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 5,181 households out of which 44.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,002, and the median income for a family was $55,030. Males had a median income of $39,213 versus $26,807 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,191. About 5.4% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Cultural

Schools

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1970 1,715
1980 7,998 366.4%
1990 10,444 30.6%
2000 14,982 43.5%
Est. 2008 21,694 [3] 44.8%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21111.txt
  • Beechgrove Elementary School web
  • Community Christian Academy
  • Kenton Elementary web
  • Simon Kenton High School web
  • St. Cecilia School web
  • Summit View Elementary School web
  • Summit View Middle School web
  • Twenhofel Middle School web
  • Whites Tower Elementary web

Parks

  • Lincoln Ridge Park
  • Bowman Field
  • Doe Run Lake
  • Memorial Park
  • Mills Road Park
  • Pioneer Park
  • Richardson Road Park
  • Sterling Staggs Park

Fire

  • Independence Fire District web

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ [1] line 25202

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