Independence (Missouri)

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Coordinates 39°4′47″N 94°24′24″W
Country United States
State Missouri
County Jackson
Founded March 29, 1827
Named for The Declaration of Independence
Elevation 1,033 ft (315 m)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
ZIP codes 64050-64057
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-35000
GNIS feature ID 0735664
Website City of Independence
Government (Mayor) Rory Rowland
Government (Total) 78.44 sq mi (203.16 km2)
Government (Land) 77.99 sq mi (202.00 km2)
Government (Water) 0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
Area (Total) 78.44 sq mi (203.16 km2)
Area (Land) 77.99 sq mi (202.00 km2)
Area (Water) 0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 123,011
Population (2020) (Density) 1,495.97/sq mi (577.59/km2)

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Independence is the fifth-largest city in Missouri and the county seat of Jackson County. Independence is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri, and is the largest suburb on the Missouri side of the Kansas City metropolitan area. In 2020, it had a total population of 123,011. Independence is known as the "Queen City of the Trails" because it was a point of departure for the California, Oregon, and Santa Fe Trails. It is the hometown of U.S. President Harry S. Truman, with the Truman Presidential Library and Museum, and the gravesites of Truman and First LadyBess Truman. The city is sacred to the Latter Day Saint movement, as the home of Joseph Smith's 1831 Temple Lot, and the headquarters of several Mormon denominations.

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