Independence is a suburban city in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 24,757 at the 2010 census. It is one of two county seats of Kenton County. The current mayor of Independence is Chris Moriconi.
Independence is located at 38°57′13″N 84°32′49″W / 38.95361°N 84.54694°W (38.953668, -84.546990).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.8 square miles (44 km2), of which 16.8 square miles (44 km2) is land and 0.06% is water.
In 1840, Kenton County, Kentucky was formed from a large portion of Campbell County as well as a small portion of Boone County, named after pioneer Simon Kenton, who had helped explore the territory. The city of Independence was incorporated in 1842 to be the county seat of Kenton County, having been determined to be the geographical center of the newly formed county, and was named to mark the independence of Kenton County from Campbell County.
As of the census 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 per square mile (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.
- Beechgrove Elementary School web
- Community Christian Academy web
- 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
- Lincoln Ridge Park
- Bowman Field
- Doe Run Lake
- Memorial Park
- Mills Road Park
- Pioneer Park
- Richardson Road Park
- Sterling Staggs Park
- Independence Fire District web
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- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). "Kentucky Place Names". University Press of Kentucky. p. 148. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
- ^ Historical Census Data Retrieved on 2010-2-11
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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