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Liberty County, Florida (FL)


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County population in 2012: 8,276 (all rural); it was 7,021 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 919
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 990
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,816
Renter-occupied apartments: 616 (it was 406 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%

Land area: 836 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Liberty County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Public administration (18.4%), Educational,health and social services (18.1%), Retail trade (15.2%), Construction (12.8%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 35%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Liberty County, Florida:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years

Males: 5,092  (49.7%)
Females: 3,273  (50.3%)

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Liberty County,FL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Liberty County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,235 ($28,840 in 1999)
This county:

$33235
Florida:

$44736

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $385 (lower quartile is $307, upper quartile is $494)
This county:

$385
State:

$802


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $90,984 (it was $49,900 in 2000)
Liberty County:

$90,984
Florida:

$182,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,443 - $181,785

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $344,842
Here:

$344,842
State:

$275,879

Townhouses or other attached units: $199,136
Here:

$199,136
State:

$195,815

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $108,938
Here:

$108,938
State:

$172,083

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $48,912
Here:

$48,912
State:

$221,364

Mobile homes: $106,207
Here:

$106,207
State:

$43,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,892
Here:

$8,892
State:

$47,032
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,068
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $322

Institutionalized population: 1,848

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Liberty County, FL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $497 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $353 (0.5%)


Liberty County household income distribution in 2009 Liberty County home values distribution


Liberty County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.8%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.9% for Black residents, 81.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 19 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

19.9%
Whole state:

12.5%

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

10.1%
Whole state:

5.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Liberty County is $420 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $634 a month.

Cities in this county include: West Liberty, East Liberty, Bristol, Hosford, Lake Mystic, Sumatra.

Liberty County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
32321Bristol--1010


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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Liberty County: Sheppards Landing (A), Big Gully Landing (B), Liberty County Correctional Institute (C), Black Curve (D), Blazed Pine Landing (E), Brushy Crossing (F), Cotton Landing (G), Poplar Camp (H), Ranger Station (I), Shingle Landing (J), Briston Fire Control Headquarters (K), Larkin Fish Camp (L), Smokehouse Crossing (M), Whitehead Lake Campground (N), Porter Lake Campground (O), Big Gully Landing Campground (P), East Camp (Q), Lower Langston Landing (R), Rock Bluff Landing (S), Graveyard Pole Lookout (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Liberty County include: Saint Luke Church (A), Rock of Will Church (B), Victory Temple (C), Saint Stephens Church (D), Humility Church (E), Good Hope Church (F), Blue Creek Church (G), Eureka Church (H), Humility Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McNair Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Mitchum Cemetery (3), Nixon Garden Cemetery (4), Old Burnoff Cemetery (5), Kent Cemetery (6), Humility Cemetery (7). 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), Highlog Lake (F), Turner Lake (G), Solomon Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spots Branch (A), Bracel Branch (B), Yellow Creek (C), Wolf Branch (D), Western Branch (E), West Prong New River (F), Viney Branch (G), Telogia Creek (H), Swift Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Liberty County include: Torreya State Park (1), Robert Brent Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Calhoun County , Franklin County , Gadsden County , Gulf County , Jackson County , Leon County , Wakulla County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 218
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 146 (34% naturalized citizens)

Liberty County:

2.1%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.2%

Liberty County marital status for males
Liberty County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Liberty County with a mortgage: 341 (14 second mortgage, 27 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 463

Here:

42.4% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.80%
Here46.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,286
Total congregations: 18

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents1,617 (49.2%)790 (24.0%)241 (7.3%)235 (7.2%)403 (12.3%)
Congregations5 (27.8%)3 (16.7%)4 (22.2%)1 (5.6%)5 (27.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Liberty County - West Liberty, East Liberty, Bristol, Hosford, Lake Mystic

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This 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
This county:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Liberty County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.1%
Florida:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Liberty County:

9.7%
State:

14.0%


Agriculture in Liberty County:

Average size of farms: 148 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,339
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $13,800
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.25%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $22,610
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.02

Tornado activity:

Liberty County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 3.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Liberty County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Tropical Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (29%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Public administration (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Liberty County (%):





Liberty County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,666 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 566 (24%)
  • Walked: 37 (2%)
  • Other means: 39 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 48 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Liberty County, Florida in 2000:

People in group quarters in Liberty County, Florida in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,146.

9.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.19%
Florida average:

8.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.26% relocated from other counties in Florida ($23,508 average AGI)
1.93% relocated from other states ($7,503 average AGI)
Liberty County:

1.93%
Florida average:

4.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Calhoun County, FL  1.47% ($22,862 average AGI)
from Leon County, FL  1.32% ($41,538)
from Gadsden County, FL  0.91% ($23,167)
from Jackson County, FL  0.66% ($25,692)
from Franklin County, FL  0.61% ($27,167)


7.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
Florida average:

7.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.43% relocated to other counties in Florida ($19,690 average AGI)
1.54% relocated to other states ($4,781 average AGI)
Liberty County:

1.54%
Florida average:

3.31%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Calhoun County, FL  2.21% ($24,698 average AGI)
to Leon County, FL  1.59% ($19,000)
to Gadsden County, FL  0.51% ($33,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Liberty County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Liberty County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Liberty County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 954 (711 aged, 243 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1260.770
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 810.5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.8
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 12.87

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,483

Size of family households: 751 2-persons, 429 3-persons, 332 4-persons, 164 5-persons, 68 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 633 1-person, 99 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

94.5% of residents of Liberty County speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $36,371,000 ($4911 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,213,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $15,030,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,048,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $140,000
Federal grants: $11,016,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,456,000 ($1,068,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,680,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,732,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $362,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,078,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 467
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 280
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +54
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +532
Here:

+68 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Liberty County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.39 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Liberty County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 36
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 136
  • 4 rooms: 275
  • 5 rooms: 458
  • 6 rooms: 338
  • 7 rooms: 262
  • 8 rooms: 191
  • 9+ rooms: 91
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 56
  • 4 rooms: 98
  • 5 rooms: 121
  • 6 rooms: 63
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9+ rooms: 9
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Liberty County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 36
  • 1 bedroom: 99
  • 2 bedrooms: 504
  • 3 bedrooms: 956
  • 4 bedrooms: 183
  • 5+ bedrooms: 38
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 189
  • 3 bedrooms: 144
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3
Cars and other vehicles available in Liberty County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 107
  • 1 vehicle: 559
  • 2 vehicles: 815
  • 3 vehicles: 239
  • 4 vehicles: 74
  • 5+ vehicles: 22
  • no vehicle: 59
  • 1 vehicle: 212
  • 2 vehicles: 118
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

62% of Liberty County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Florida.

Liberty County:

61.8%
State average:

51.1%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $29,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Liberty County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (58.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.5%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Utility gas (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (46.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45.1%)
  • Utility gas (4.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 23
Here:

3.1%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 63
Here:

15.8%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

2.0%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Liberty County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Liberty County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Liberty County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Liberty County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Liberty County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Liberty County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Liberty County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3369.1 years
Mary3178.9 years
William2973.5 years
James2571.9 years
Robert1470.3 years
Annie1479.4 years
Willie1376.6 years
George1376.8 years
Charlie1274.3 years
Richard1069.8 years
Most common last names in Liberty County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Shuler2575.8 years
Johnson2267.4 years
Revell1680.1 years
Smith1569.7 years
Summers1474.9 years
Peddie1375.0 years
Bateman1380.6 years
Owens1278.8 years
Dawson1174.7 years
White1180.2 years

Businesses in Liberty County, FL


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