Independence, Ohio

Independence, Ohio

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map_caption1 = Location of Independence in Cuyahoga County
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subdivision_name2 = Cuyahoga
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government_type = Mayor-council
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Greg Kurtz [ City Newsletter, January 2007. Retrieved 29 December, 2006. ] .
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population_total = 7109
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elevation_m = 263
elevation_ft = 863
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postal_code = 44131
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Independence is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 7,109.


Independence is located at coord|41|22|55|N|81|38|27|W|cityGR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 square miles (24.8 km²), all of it land.

Independence is also the confluence of I-480 and I-77. The I-77/I-480 interchange or the cloverleaf interchange as Clevelanders call it is the biggest interchange in Ohio. It was started in the 1960s with the construction of the Willow Freeway or I-77, in the late 1970s I-480 connected into I-77. This interchange is similar to interchanges in Los Angeles. The original 1939 cloverleaf is still in existence on Granger and Brecksville Roads. This is still used today, but not by as many cars because of I-77.

The geographic landmarks for Independence are the Crown Center Office complex (1992) and the Realty One Billboard on Brecksville Road. Just a little note, the Realty One sign blew off during a high wind storm on 1/30/2008.

Independence opens up Cleveland's urbaness from the Rockside/I-77 corridor all the way to Downtown Cleveland.

Independence is nicknamed Cleveland's Silicon Valley due to some high technology businesses call Independence home.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,109 people, 2,673 households, and 2,020 families residing in the city. The population density was 741.6 people per square mile (286.2/km²). There were 2,726 housing units at an average density of 284.4/sq mi (109.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.58% White, 0.58% African American, 1.29% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 2,673 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,733, and the median income for a family was $65,059. Males had a median income of $49,741 versus $34,038 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,447. About 2.4% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Local Schools

The Independence Local School District operates Independence Primary School, Independence Middle School, and Independence High School.

Cavaliers Training Facility

Independence is the current home of the new Cleveland Cavaliers Training Facility [ [] Retrieved 29 December, 2006. ] .


External links

* [ City of Independence, Ohio]
* [ Independence Local School District]
* [ Independence branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library]
* [ The Independence, Ohio Community Advocate] - Interviews with the owners of businesses serving the Independence, Ohio community. Updated daily

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