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Population in 2012: 75 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.8%
 

Males: 29  (39.7%)
Females: 46  (60.3%)

Median resident age:  37.5 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 68381

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,020 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Liberty:

$37,020
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,585

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $21,974 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Liberty:

$21,974
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $30,346; Detached houses: $30,346

Median gross rent in 2012: $717.

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  • White alone - 75 (98.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Liberty: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (30.8%), Czech (15.8%), French (15.0%), Dutch (5.0%), English (5.0%), Swiss (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 303 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Liberty:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Liberty village:

  • Never married: 10.3%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $525 (2.5%)

Liberty satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (51.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (475.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Barneston, NE (2.3 miles) , Burchard, NE (2.9 miles) , Summerfield, KS (3.1 miles ), Wymore, NE (3.2 miles ), Blue Springs, NE (3.2 miles ), Oketo, KS (3.2 miles) , Virginia, NE (3.3 miles) , Lewiston, NE (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 40.09 N, Longitude: 96.48 W

Area code: 402

Liberty household income distribution Liberty home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+16.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Finance and insurance (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Liberty-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 180% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the Liberty village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.5 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Liberty-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from Liberty center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gage County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Kenneth S. Wherry - Politician, Ray Richards - Football player and coach, Dick Frahm - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Liberty:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WYMORE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WYMORE, NE)

Airports located in Liberty:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Liberty:

  • Southeast Community College Area (about 51 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,591)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 53 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Kansas State University (about 63 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Bellevue University (about 80 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 3,237)
  • Washburn University (about 84 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 85 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 86 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)

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Notable locations in Liberty: Liberty (A), Searcey Grain Company Elevator (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Gage County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest 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
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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Liberty and their reported violations in the past:

LIBERTY, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 76, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-20-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-1998)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.3%

Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  69.0%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Liberty compared to Nebraska state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Liberty (2011 data):

  • Farmers Bank of Cook: Liberty Branch at 501 Webster Street, branch established on 1945/09/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $83.2 mil, Deposits: $70.3 mil, headquarters in Cook, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Bancook Corporation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (77%)
  • Wood (23%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Liberty village (based on Gage County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.57%
Here73.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents36.0%14.4%12.2%11.5%4.4%
Congregations19.3%8.8%17.5%7.0%1.8%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Mennonite Church USAWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOther
Adherents3.6%3.3%2.9%2.0%9.7%
Congregations3.5%7.0%3.5%3.5%28.1%
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: 4
Gage County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Gage County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Gage County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Gage County:

29.6%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gage County:

16.0%
State:

12.9%

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$187
Totals for Government 0$0 6$187

Liberty government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($146.67)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($80.00)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($80.00)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($66.67)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($13.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,000 ($186.67)

Liberty government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($13.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($13.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($40.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($26.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($160.00)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($53.33)
    All Other: $1,000 ($13.33)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($106.67)
    NEC: $2,000 ($26.67)

Liberty government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,000 ($306.67)

6.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

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 Lancaster County, NE  1.82% ($30,969 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, NE  0.48% ($23,500)
from Saline County, NE  0.43% ($39,842)


6.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

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 Lancaster County, NE  2.07% ($26,978 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, NE  0.36% ($29,563)
to Saline County, NE  0.28% ($24,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Liberty:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Liberty:

  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNDY-FM (95.5 FM; MARYSVILLE, KS; Owner: DIERKING COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUCV (91.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSLI-FM (104.1 FM; CRETE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Liberty:

  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K17CI (Channel 17; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)


FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1185A , Serial Number: 18-792, Year manufactured: 1951, Airworthiness Date: 04/18/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Charles I Thomas, Po Box 246, Liberty, NE 68381
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35B (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1695W , Serial Number: D-9393, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 10/04/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Charles I Thomas, Po Box 246, Liberty, NE 68381
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2645M , Serial Number: 12-979, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/27/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Charles I Thomas, Po Box 246, Liberty, NE 68381
  • Aircraft: BEECH A45 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-470 SER (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 34BZ , Serial Number: CG-209, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 03/01/1989
    Registrant (Individual): Charles I Thomas, Po Box 246, Liberty, NE 68381
  • Aircraft: BELL 47G-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING VO-435 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6744D , Serial Number: 2238, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 11/29/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Charles I Thomas, Po Box 246, Liberty, NE 68381
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 83328 , Serial Number: 18-7609079, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 06/14/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Charles I Thomas, Po Box 246, Liberty, NE 68381
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 86245 , Serial Number: 11AC-49, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/14/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy J Sutter, 17351 E Walnut Rd, Liberty, NE 68381


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

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