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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.


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Median household income
Local
$57,733
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Independence demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks

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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.

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29% of Independence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Independence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $497.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,277.


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Libraries in Independence include Independence Branch Library ... View libraries

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Cuyahoga County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Independence political report.

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The average commute time for Independence workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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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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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other OH communities named Independence:
  �Washington County township

OH communities formerly known as Independence:
  �Butler, Richland County

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