Independence, Missouri Houses for Sale

It is located and lies within and the seat of Jackson County in the state of Missouri. Independence is a division of the Kansas City metropolitan area and is considered as a satellite city of Kansas City. The town was founded to serve the westernmost part of the fur trade along the Missouri River in 1827. The city became the starting point for the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails and had then become the meeting place for the wagon trains that are bound to California gold mines. Independence was named for Andrew Jackson and that its community was later named the county seat in 1827. It was where the first Mormon settlers arrived; however, local resentment has driven them out by 1933. Independence campuses of Graceland University, Park University, and Blue River Community College, and other technical and vocational schools became the foundation of higher education in the city.

Independence, MO Prices for Houses for Sale

269,608 +21%
224,200 +13%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Independence Homes for Purchase

103 +15%
212 +11%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

35 +11%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 176  
Police Civilians 81  
Total Arrests 2,450 (2020)
Total Incidents 9,355 (2020)
CrimeScore 49.62  
National Rank 4168th  
Statewide Rank 157th  

Local Statistics

Population 116,774 (0.00%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,603 (-0.51%)

Criminal Offenses

Arson 22
Assault Offenses 1,589
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 567
Counterfeiting/Forgery 139
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 1,652
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 913
Fraud Offenses 449
Homicide Offenses 11
Kidnapping/Abduction 13
Larceny/Theft Offenses 3,832
Motor Vehicle Theft 976
Pornography/Obscene Material 18
Robbery 128
Sex Offenses 140
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 14
Stolen Property Offenses 58
Weapon Law Violations 230

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