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Independence is a township in Washington County, in the Parkersburg-Marietta metro area. [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 39.510N. The longitude is -81.24W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 955 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 387.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Independence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 45768 ZIP code.
8% of Independence residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $10,876, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Independence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $155. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,125.
Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Independence political report.
The average commute time for Independence workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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