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The Independence Census Designated Place had a population of 649 as of July 1, 2017. Independence ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Independence is located at latitude 36.8303 and longitude -118.2079 in Inyo County. The formal boundaries for the Independence Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Inyo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,930 feet.

The Independence Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408418) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Independence Census Designated Place is located within Independence CCD of Inyo County.

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: Little Pine, Putnams, Putnam's.

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


Total Population 649
Daytime Population: Workers 823
Daytime Population: Residents 321
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,144
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.76
Population in Households 574
Population in Familes 406
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 133
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $65,760
Per Capita Income $31,374


Total Housing Units 393 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 194 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (25.2%)
Median Home Value $196,429
Average Home Value $215,026


Total Households 294
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 154
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 -0.42% -0.44%
Households -0.32% -0.34%
Families -0.44% -0.39%
Median Household Income   -0.07%
Per Capita Income   1.47%

Independence, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Independence to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 1141 25th
Population Density # 1226 19th
Diversity Index # 865 43rd
Median Household Income # 942 37th
Per Capita Income # 653 57th

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