Independence at a Glance

Vision Statement: To become one of America's most livable Cities,
relentless in the pursuit of an outstanding quality of life for our citizens.

About Independence

The City of Independence is located in the "heart" of Kenton County in Northern Kentucky.Photo by Scott Wells Independence, even though a rapidly expanding community, maintains its small town heart while accomodating strong urban growth. The rural setting of life in Independence sets it apart from other Northern Kentucky cities.

Independence is one of the largest land mass cities in the state of Kentucky. It currently encompasses approximately 23 square miles. We are also one of the fastest growing cities in the state. The population has grown more than 65% between the 2000 and 2010 census reports.

In 2007, Forbes Magazine recognized Independence as the 99th fastest growing city in the Nation.

 

2015 Census Estimates

The City also provides a detailed summary which can be found by clicking here.

General Characteristics
Number
Percent
Total Population
26,819
Male
  49.8%
Female
  50.2%
Race
White
  95.3 %
Black
  1.7 %
Hispanic or Latino
  1.8 %
Asian
  0.8 %
Total Housing Units
8,889
Owner Occupied
  78.6 %