West Liberty, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 5,942.
Males: 3,693  (62.2%)
Females: 2,249  (37.8%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 32321

Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,240 (it was $27,965 in 2000)
West Liberty:

$38,240
FL:

$50,860

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $16,595 (it was $16,008 in 2000)

West Liberty CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $81,054 (it was $49,100 in 2000)
West Liberty:

$81,054
FL:

$197,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $134,024; Detached houses: $157,319; Townhouses or other attached units: $246,806; Mobile homes: $82,983
  • Races in West Liberty, FL (2000)

    West Liberty races chart
    • 3,57567.1%White alone
    • 1,27323.9%Black alone
    • 3045.7%Hispanic
    • 1031.9%American Indian alone
    • 631.2%Two or more races
    • 90.2%Asian alone
    • 40.08%Other race alone

Races in West Liberty detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in West Liberty: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 347.5 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

West Liberty, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in West Liberty:

  • High school or higher: 67.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Liberty CCD:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

West Liberty CCD:  0.8% ($383)
Florida:  1.4% ($1,262)
West Liberty satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tallahassee, FL (43.7 miles , pop. 150,624).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (161.4 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (623.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Lake Mystic, FL (2.4 miles ), Bristol, FL (2.9 miles ), Blountstown, FL (3.2 miles ), East Liberty, FL (3.5 miles ), Hosford, FL (3.5 miles ), Wewahitchka, FL (4.3 miles ), Sumatra, FL (4.4 miles) , Altha, FL (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 30.31 N, Longitude: 84.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 850

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Wood products (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in West Liberty: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in West Liberty, Florida

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Tornado activity:

West Liberty-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/10/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.0 miles away from the West Liberty place center killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/28/1968, a category F3 tornado 37.3 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Liberty-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 297.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.2 miles away from West Liberty center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 252.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 286.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 359.3 miles away from West Liberty center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 292.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Liberty County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Tropical Storms: 7, Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near West Liberty:

  • PARAMOUNT HEALTH CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BLOUNTSTOWN, FL)
  • RIVER VALLEY REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BLOUNTSTOWN, FL)
  • CALHOUN-LIBERTY HOSPITAL INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BLOUNTSTOWN, FL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Liberty:

  • Tallahassee Community College (about 40 miles; Tallahassee, FL; Full-time enrollment: 10,904)
  • Florida State University (about 43 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 38,283)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 43 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,841)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 46 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 50 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 76 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 86 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)

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Notable locations in West Liberty: Sheppards Landing (A), Big Gully Landing (B), Liberty County Correctional Institute (C), Brushy Crossing (D), Cotton Landing (E), Ranger Station (F), Shingle Landing (G), Larkin Fish Camp (H), Smokehouse Crossing (I), Big Gully Landing Campground (J), Rock Bluff Landing (K), Graveyard Pole Lookout (L), Wilma Work Center (M), Gunn Landing (N), Muscogee Landing (O), Kennedy Creek Fish Camp (P), Cotton Landing Campground (Q), WHite Oak Landing Campground (R), Camel Lake Campground (S), Apalachicola Work Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Liberty include: Saint Luke Church (A), Rock of Will Church (B), Lake Mystic Church (C), Victory Temple (D), Saint Stephens Church (E), Humility Church (F), Eureka Church (G), Humility Church (H), Hawkins Lane Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mitchum Cemetery (1), Nixon Garden Cemetery (2), Bristol Cemetery (3), Humility Cemetery (4), Orange Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Fields Lake (A), Fish Pond (B), Franklin Pond (C), Greenback Lake (D), Half Open Pond (E), Turner Lake (F), Solomon Lake (G), Landy Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Minnow Branch (A), Spots Branch (B), Bracel Branch (C), Viney Branch (D), River Styx (E), South Creek (F), Sand Branch (G), Salty Branch (H), Rock Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in West Liberty: Torreya State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Liberty County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.0%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.9%
Whole state:

12.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.5%
Whole state:

5.7%

People in group quarters in West Liberty in 2010:

  • 1,702 people in state prisons
  • 61 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 39 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 20 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in West Liberty in 2000:

  • 1,325 people in state prisons
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 33 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
Florida average:

12.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Liberty CCD (based on Liberty County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,32215
Other8692
Black Protestant2402
Mainline Protestant1342
None4,800-
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: 2
Liberty County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Liberty County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Liberty County:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Liberty County:

34.1%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

14.0%

7.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,115 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Florida average:

7.97%

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 Calhoun County, FL  1.96% ($25,762 average AGI)
from Leon County, FL  1.12% ($33,833)
from Gadsden County, FL  0.70% ($32,800)


7.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Florida average:

7.17%

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 Calhoun County, FL  1.68% ($31,556 average AGI)
to Leon County, FL  1.12% ($40,167)
to Gadsden County, FL  0.84% ($35,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Liberty:

  • WYBT (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BLOUNTSTOWN, FL; Owner: BLOUNTSTOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WTCL (1580 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL; Owner: METZ, INC.)
  • WFRF (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FAITH RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDIZ (590 AM; 3 kW; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLTG (1430 AM; 5 kW; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: HOUR GROUP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNLS (1270 AM; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WMGR (930 AM; 5 kW; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: DECATUR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WCVC (1330 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • WHBT (1410 AM; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Liberty:

  • WPAP-FM (92.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLHR (107.9 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, L.L.C.)
  • WPHK (102.7 FM; BLOUNTSTOWN, FL; Owner: BLOUNTSTOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFSY (98.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFSQ (91.5 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMXP (103.5 FM; CALLAWAY, FL; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, L.L.C.)
  • WYYX (97.7 FM; BONIFAY, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WFBX (94.5 FM; PARKER, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWLD (102.3 FM; CAIRO, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZND (105.3 FM; HEADLAND, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGWD (93.3 FM; GRETNA, FL; Owner: DE-COL INCORPORATED)
  • WBWT (100.7 FM; MIDWAY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Liberty:

  • WMBB (Channel 13; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFSU-TV (Channel 11; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJHG-TV (Channel 7; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: WJHG LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WBIF (Channel 51; MARIANNA, FL; Owner: MARIANNA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTXL-TV (Channel 27; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MEDIA VENTURE MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WPGX (Channel 28; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WPCT (Channel 46; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

West Liberty compared to Florida state average:

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

West Liberty on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other construction workers and helpers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Woodworkers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people carpooling to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest house values disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction laborers (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of mobile homes (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 1,000+)"
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