Independence, WI Population

Population: 1,244. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,246 (+0.2% change)
Males: 626 (50.3%), Females: 618 (49.7%)

Trempealeau County

Zip code: 54747

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $27,389
Median house value: $62,100

Races in Independence:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: Polish (51.4%), German (28.7%), Norwegian (15.8%), Irish (5.0%), United States (2.8%), English (2.1%).

Elevation: 782 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Independence

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Independence city

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

2.0% Foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +186 (+17.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Independence:

  • TRI COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; WHITEHALL, WI)
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR-ARCADIA HOSP (about 9 miles; ARCADIA, WI)
  • OSSEO AREA MEDICAL CTR (about 20 miles; OSSEO, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Independence:

  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 35 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Abbreviation: EAU)
  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 36 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Abbreviation: LSE)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 80 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; Abbreviation: RST)
Other public-use airports nearest to Independence:

  • BLAIR (about 16 miles; BLAIR, WI; Abbreviation: 5E6)
  • WINONA MUNI-MAX CONRAD FLD (about 28 miles; WINONA, MN; Abbreviation: ONA)
  • BLACK RIVER FALLS AREA (about 41 miles; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; Abbreviation: BCK)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Independence:

  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 28 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 30 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 30 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 36 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,973)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 42 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,669)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 50 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)

Schools

Public high school in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE HI (Students: 134; Location: 23786 INDEE BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE EL (Students: 208; Location: 23786 INDEE BLVD; Grades: PK – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Independence:

  • SS PETER & PAUL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 185; Location: 36100 OSSEO ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Independence:

  • INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $69,969; Location: 23688 ADAMS ST.; 12,184 books; 286 audio materials; 789 video materials; 65 serial subscriptions)