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Independence, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Independence had a population of 1,813 as of July 1, 2017. Independence ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Independence is located at latitude 30.6361 and longitude -90.5052 in Tangipahoa Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Independence (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tangipahoa Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 89 feet.

The Town of Independence (GNIS ID: 2405882) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Independence is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tangipahoa Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Independence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Independence: Uncle Sam.

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Independence, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,813
Daytime Population: Workers 663
Daytime Population: Residents 1,176
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,839
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 1,813
Population in Familes 1,501
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 797
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $38,738
Average Household Income $54,418
Per Capita Income $20,553


Total Housing Units 772 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 468 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 233 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $96,739
Average Home Value $145,192


Total Households 702
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 477
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.18% 1.02%
Households 1.24% 1.06%
Families 1.91% 0.91%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Independence, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Independence to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 216 55th
Population Density # 188 61st
Diversity Index # 38 92nd
Median Household Income # 251 47th
Per Capita Income # 294 38th

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