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Independence, Missouri

Independence Missouri
Full nameIndependence, Missouri
Official nameIndependence, Missouri
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
MayorDon Reimal
Total Area78.5 sq mi (203.3 km2)
Land Area78.3 sq mi (202.8 km2)
Water Area0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation1033 ft (314.9 m)
Total Population116830 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)596/km2 (1544.1/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes64050-64057
Area code816
FIPS code29-35000 
GNIS feature ID0735664 

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Independence is the fourth largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri, and is contained within the counties of Jackson (primarily) and Clay. It is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. In 2010, The city had a total population of 116,830 and is the county seat of Jackson County, and is known as the "Queen City of the Trails" because it was a point of departure of the California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails.

The city also played a pivotal role in the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement, and is home to the international headquarters of several Latter Day Saint denominations, most notably the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), whose Temple is located there. Other Latter Day Saint denominations headquartered in the city include the Church of Christ (Temple Lot) and the Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite), among others. A number of Restoration Branches are also located in and around Independence.

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