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Population in 2012: 120 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +26.3%
Males: 73  (61.1%)
Females: 47  (38.9%)

Median resident age:  41.5 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67351

Estimated median household income in 2012: $66,754 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Liberty:

$66,754
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,023

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,832 (it was $34,500 in 2000)
Liberty:

$73,832
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $62,789; Detached houses: $56,250; Mobile homes: $65,808

Median gross rent in 2012: $556.

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  • White alone - 110 (89.4%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (7.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Liberty: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Liberty, Kansas on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Liberty is mentioned 55 times on our forum:
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Some general questions about Kansas  (134 replies)
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Ancestries: German (38.8%), Irish (4.4%), United States (4.0%), English (3.1%), Italian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 750 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 466 people per square mile 
 
 (low).




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For population 25 years and over in Liberty:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Liberty city:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 64.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Liberty, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Liberty to the number of sex offenders is 120 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,179 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $263 (1.5%)

Liberty satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tulsa, OK (73.3 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (308.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Independence, KS (2.8 miles ), Cherryvale, KS (2.9 miles ), Coffeyville, KS (2.9 miles ), Dearing, KS (3.0 miles ), Mound Valley, KS (3.4 miles ), South Coffeyville, OK (3.4 miles ), Edna, KS (3.8 miles ), Tyro, KS (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 37.16 N, Longitude: 95.60 W

Area code: 620

Liberty household income distribution Liberty home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-32.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (89%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (2%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Public administration (70%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Liberty-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 204% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Liberty city center killed 21 people and injured 350 people and caused $61 million in damages.

On 5/10/2008, a category F4 tornado 27.5 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $16 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Liberty-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Liberty:

  • GLENWOOD ESTATE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; INDEPENDENCE, KS)
  • HEATHERWOOD ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; INDEPENDENCE, KS)
  • MONTGOMERY PLACE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; INDEPENDENCE, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Liberty, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Liberty:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 52 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,143)
  • Rogers State University (about 58 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 2,643)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 63 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • Crowder College (about 73 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 2,111)
  • University of Tulsa (about 73 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,764)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 75 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 8,387)
  • Oral Roberts University (about 80 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,705)

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Notable location: Montgomery County Rural Fire District Station 5 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 48.2. This is significantly worse than average.
City:

48.2
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.76. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.76
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.1. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.2. This is significantly worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.4%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Liberty, KS

Liberty compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Liberty travel time to work - commute


Liberty mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (6%)

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Religion statistics for Liberty city (based on Montgomery County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.89%
Here57.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents15.6%14.3%13.9%10.9%10.7%
Congregations14.1%16.5%4.7%8.2%4.7%
NameLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.7%5.6%5.0%3.4%15.0%
Congregations3.5%2.4%7.1%3.5%35.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Montgomery County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Montgomery County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
This county:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Montgomery County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.6%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

13.8%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$11
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$38
Sewerage 0$0 1$150
Totals for Government 0$0 8$199

Liberty government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($33.33)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($25.00)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($16.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($16.67)

Liberty government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,000 ($25.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($8.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($25.00)
    General Support: $1,000 ($8.33)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($75.00)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($8.33)

Liberty government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $27,000 ($225.00)

6.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wilson County, KS  0.46% ($26,804 average AGI)
from Labette County, KS  0.36% ($24,295)
from Nowata County, OK  0.33% ($24,512)


7.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,505 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Crawford County, KS  0.42% ($15,423 average AGI)
to Washington County, OK  0.41% ($36,608)
to Labette County, KS  0.41% ($35,480)

Strongest AM radio stations in Liberty:

  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KIND (1010 AM; 0 kW; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Liberty:

  • KUSN (98.1 FM; DEARING, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KKRK (98.9 FM; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KARF (91.9 FM; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KGGF-FM (104.1 FM; FREDONIA, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KIND-FM (102.9 FM; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQLL-FM (106.1 FM; OWASSO, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGND (107.5 FM; KETCHUM, OK; Owner: NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA BROADCAST NETWORK)
  • KYFM (100.1 FM; BARTLESVILLE, OK; Owner: KCD ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KBQC (88.5 FM; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KEOJ (101.1 FM; CANEY, KS; Owner: KXOJ, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Liberty:

  • K54GC (Channel 54; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KDOR (Channel 17; BARTLESVILLE, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Liberty)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 6 1/2 Mi E Of (Lat: 37.149528 Lon: -95.474417), Call Sign: KFZ936
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.760 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/1978, Expiration Date: 06/01/1980, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000
    Registrant: Midwest Broadcasting Co Inc
  • Lat: 37.149528 Lon: -95.474417, Structure height: 10 m, Call Sign: KPH845
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/06/1987, Expiration Date: 06/01/1997, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000
    Registrant: Kggf-Kqqf, Inc., Box 4584, Springfield, MO 65808
  • 8 Mi E. & 1/2 Mi South (Lat: 37.149528 Lon: -95.474417), Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: KPL426
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.850 MHz, 455.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/20/1991, Expiration Date: 06/01/1997, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000
    Registrant: Kggf-Kqqf, Inc., Box 4584, Springfield, MO 65808

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Liberty)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2007Z , Serial Number: 15059807, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 12/28/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 5744 Cr 3400, Liberty, KS 67351
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 78915 , Serial Number: 1944, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 11/20/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen E Whiteside, Rr 1 Box 138, Liberty, KS 67351
  • Aircraft: BEECH S35 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 890W , Serial Number: D-7563, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 08/04/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy A Belcher, 5126 Cr 3400, Liberty, KS 67351
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 91Y , Serial Number: 2188, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 08/03/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Leon J Rau, 3256 Cr 5700, Liberty, KS 67351


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Liberty


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