Liberty, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 75 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.8%
 
Males: 31  (41.9%)
Females: 44  (58.1%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 68381

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,087 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Liberty:

$36,087
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,063 (it was $10,793 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $23,741 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Liberty:

$23,741
NE:

$132,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $37,284; Detached houses: $37,223

Median gross rent in 2013: $719.

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  • Races in Liberty, NE (2010)

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    • 7598.7%White alone
    • 11.3%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Liberty: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.8%), Czech (12.7%), French (12.7%), Dutch (4.5%), English (4.5%), Swiss (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

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

Liberty, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Liberty:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Liberty village:

  • Never married: 10.7%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $208 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $544 (2.3%)

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+16.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (42%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (38%)
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (26%)
  • Transportation occupations (26%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (38%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Average climate in Liberty, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Liberty-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 89% 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 72% 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 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 223.8 miles away from Liberty center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 322.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 337.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 123.8 miles away from Liberty center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 252.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Liberty topographic map

Birthplace of: Kenneth S. Wherry - Politician, Ray Richards - Football player and coach, Dick Frahm - Football player.

Hospitals and 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: 8,838)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 53 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 53 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Kansas State University (about 63 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Highland Community College (about 67 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Bellevue University (about 80 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Washburn University (about 84 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)

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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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Liberty that have no violations reported:

  • LIBERTY, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 76, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.3%
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.
  • 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 significantly 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.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Nebraska average:

11.3

Liberty travel time to work - commute Liberty mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (70%)
  • Wood (27%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,04827
Evangelical Protestant4,80424
Catholic1,6315
Other2683
None6,560-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Gage County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Gage County:

29.6%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.0%
State:

12.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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$436
Water Supply 0$0 1$350
Totals for Government 0$0 7$786

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)

4.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,274 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lancaster County, NE  1.23% ($44,581 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, NE  0.46% ($24,205)
from Saline County, NE  0.33% ($22,250)


6.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,813 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  2.16% ($33,032 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.40% ($34,086)
to Jefferson County, NE  0.33% ($28,276)

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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