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Statistics and Facts of Independence Township Michigan

Land area: 35.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.

Population: 32,581 (91% urban, 9% rural)
Males: 16,219 (49.8%)
Females: 16,362 (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 32,300 (28,285 owner occupied, 4,015 renter occupied)
% of renters here: 12%
State: 26%

Average household size: 2.75
Independence township: 2.8 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Average family size: 3.14

Estimated median household income in 2007: $80,536 ($74,993 in 1999)
This township: $80,536
Michigan: $47,950

Median contract rent in 2007 for apartments: $836 (lower quartile is $700, upper quartile is $937)
Here: $836
State: $573

Estimated median house or condo value in 2007: $253,709 (it was $198,000 in 2000)
Independence township: $253,709
Michigan: $153,100

Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $185,704 - $363,887

Mean price in 2007:
Detached houses: $318,286
Here: $318,286
State: $200,820

Townhouses or other attached units: $276,655
Here: $276,655
State: $181,134

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $191,693
Here: $191,693
State: $151,605

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $297,086
Here: $297,086
State: $149,899

Mobile homes: $47,280
Here: $47,280
State: $39,606

Population density: 926 people per square mile (very high)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2007:
This township: 2.5%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2007:
This township: 1.1%
Whole state: 4.8%

Cities in this township include: Village of Clarkston

Number of foreign born residents: 1,188 (50% naturalized citizens)
Independence township: 3.6%
State: 5.3%

53% of Independence township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago
Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county
Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Michigan

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 24954
Northeast: 1311
Midwest: 2559
South: 1807
West: 557

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $228,200

Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 9,447
One, attached: 362
Two: 59
3 or 4: 179
5 to 9: 627
10 to 19: 808
20 to 49: 215
50 or more: 70
Mobile homes: 584
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $43,200

Housing units in Independence township with a mortgage: 7,283 (399 second mortgage, 1,382 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,528

Most common first ancestries reported in Independence township:
German (21.2%)
English (12.0%)
Irish (11.3%)
Polish (8.2%)
United States or American (8.2%)
Italian (6.4%)
French (except Basque) (4.4%)

Means of transportation to work
Drove a car alone: 14,873 (89%)
Carpooled: 952 (6%)
Bus or trolley bus: 38 (0%)
Subway or elevated: 16 (0%)
Motorcycle: 42 (0%)
Bicycle: 16 (0%)
Walked: 49 (0%)
Other means: 37 (0%)
Worked at home: 643 (4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:
Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 537
Here: 12.9%
Michigan: 11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 220
Here: 10.3%
Michigan: 8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 361
Here: 25.4%
Michigan: 16.5%

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