|— City —|
|• Mayor||Gregory P. Kurtz.|
|• Total||9.64 sq mi (24.97 km2)|
|• Land||9.54 sq mi (24.71 km2)|
|• Water||0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)|
|Elevation||863 ft (263 m)|
|• Estimate (2011)||7,070|
|• Density||747.7/sq mi (288.7/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1064885|
Independence is located at .
Independence is also the confluence of I-480 and I-77. The I-77/I-480 interchange or the cloverleaf interchange as Clevelanders call it is the biggest interchange in Ohio. It was started in the 1960s with the construction of the Willow Freeway or I-77, in the late 1970s I-480 connected into I-77. This interchange is similar to interchanges in Los Angeles. The original 1939 cloverleaf is still in existence on Granger and Brecksville Roads. This is still in use today, but not by as many cars because of I-77.
 2010 census
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,133 people, 2,770 households, and 2,054 families residing in the city. The population density was 747.7 inhabitants per square mile (288.7 /km2). There were 2,868 housing units at an average density of 300.6 per square mile (116.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 2,770 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.8% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.05.
The median age in the city was 47 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.9% were from 25 to 44; 33.5% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.
 2000 census
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,109 people, 2,673 households, and 2,020 families residing in the city. The population density was 741.6 people per square mile (286.2/km²). There were 2,726 housing units at an average density of 284.4 per square mile (109.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.58% White, 0.58% African American, 1.29% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.
There were 2,673 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $57,733, and the median income for a family was $65,059. Males had a median income of $49,741 versus $34,038 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,447. About 2.4% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.
 Local schools
 Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine is located in the former headquarters of RealtyOne in a stunning 122,000 square foot Georgian style complex off of Independence's Rockside Road. It is a graduate medical college which enrolls 400 podiatric students a year. The only degree conferred is the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.). On July 1, 2012 the College officially becomes a branch of Kent State University, and will be the new Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.
 Rockside Road/I-77 Corridor
In the in 1970s, many Cleveland businesses needed backup and extra office space from their downtown Cleveland offices. In the 1970s the Rockside corridor was developed into offices and numerous hotels to help downtown Cleveland. In 1991, the Crown Center on 5005 Rockside Road was built making it the tallest building between Downtown Cleveland and Akron. This area is referred as Cleveland's Silcon Valley. Also the Rockside/I-77 area opens visitors to the more urbaness of Cleveland. From Rockside/I-77 you could see the steel mills of Arcelor Mittal and the Cleveland Skyline. From Independence you could see the Holy Name Church.
 Cavaliers training facility
 Surrounding communities
||Brooklyn Heights||Cuyahoga Heights||Garfield Heights|
|Seven Hills||Valley View|
|North Royalton||Brecksville, Broadview Heights||Sagamore Hills|
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- CavsNews.com Retrieved 29 December 2006.
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