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Independence is a city in Cuyahoga County, in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for Independence Day; another says settlers wanted to be independent of Cleveland
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Independence. For links to other places called Independence, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Independence is 41.368N. The longitude is -81.638W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 863 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,096.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Independence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cuyahoga County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cleveland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44125 ZIP code.
16% of Independence residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Independence ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Independence was $26,447, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Independence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Independence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $497. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,277.
Libraries in Independence include Independence Branch Library ... View libraries
Cuyahoga County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Independence political report.
The average commute time for Independence workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Independence include Amerisuites Independence, Baymont Inn, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Comfort Inn Independence, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites Cleveland, Holiday Inn Hotels, Residence Inn.
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