' is a city located in Kenton County, Kentucky
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 14,982. It is the county seat
of Kenton County6
Geography\nIndependence is located at 38°57'13" North, 84°32'49" West (38.953668, -84.546990)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 43.5 km²
). 43.4 km² (16.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.06% is water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 14,982 people, 5,181 households, and 4,149 families residing in the city. The population density
is 344.9/km² (893.2/mi²). There are 5,391 housing units at an average density of 124.1/km² (321.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 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. 1.15% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 5,181 households out of which 44.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% are married couples living together, 12.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% are non-families. 15.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.89 and the average family size is 3.21.
In the city the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $51,002, and the median income for a family is $55,030. Males have a median income of $39,213 versus $26,807 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,191. 6.5% of the population and 5.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.2% are under the age of 18 and 4.2% are 65 or older.