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Independence, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Independence had a population of 1,801 as of July 1, 2018. 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 30.6355 and longitude -90.5009 in Tangipahoa Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Independence 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Independence: Uncle Sam.

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Independence, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,801
Population in Households 1,801
Population in Familes 1,497
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 792
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $40,514
Average Household Income $54,223
Per Capita Income $20,388


Total Housing Units 769 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 489 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 207 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $102,273
Average Home Value $154,703


Total Households 696
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 472
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.96% 0.87%
Households 0.98% 0.93%
Families 1.54% 0.75%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

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, 2018 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 # 217 54th
Population Density # 191 60th
Diversity Index # 34 93rd
Median Household Income # 224 53rd
Per Capita Income # 299 37th

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