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Liberty County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2017: 83,658 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 70,154 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,542
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,799
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,362
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,732 (it was 4,880 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

36%

Land area: 1160 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 72 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Liberty County: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.5%), Construction (17.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 36%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Liberty County, TX (2017)
    • 53,21475.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 17,44724.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8,50912.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,1141.6%Two or more races
    • 5930.8%Asian alone
    • 2250.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 720.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

35.9 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Males: 41,774  (49.9%)
Females: 41,884  (50.1%)
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Average household size:
Liberty County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,614 ($38,361 in 1999)
This county:

$45,614
Texas:

$59,206

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $539 (lower quartile is $338, upper quartile is $653)
This county:

$539
State:

$843


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $99,200 (it was $55,100 in 2000)
Liberty:

$99,200
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,900 - $160,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,119
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $442

Institutionalized population: 5,108

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

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 90
  • Burglaries: 318
  • Thefts: 396
  • Auto thefts: 109

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

  • Murders: 7
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 112
  • Burglaries: 364
  • Thefts: 456
  • Auto thefts: 120
Liberty County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 195 buildings, average cost: $48,600
  • 1998: 317 buildings, average cost: $46,800
  • 1999: 310 buildings, average cost: $50,100
  • 2000: 213 buildings, average cost: $67,600
  • 2001: 212 buildings, average cost: $80,700
  • 2002: 235 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 2003: 258 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2004: 263 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2005: 287 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2006: 293 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2007: 251 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2008: 240 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2009: 231 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2010: 193 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2011: 252 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2012: 165 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2013: 175 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2014: 300 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2015: 306 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2016: 456 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2017: 544 buildings, average cost: $102,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Liberty, TX residents
Average permit cost in Liberty, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,801 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,152 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Liberty, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Liberty, TX in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Liberty, TX in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.5%
Liberty County:

13.5%
Texas:

14.7%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.8% for Black residents, 27.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.0% for American Indian residents, 85.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.7% for other race residents, 23.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 35.9 years old
(Males: 37.0 years old, Females: 35.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.6 years old, Black residents: 32.1 years old, American Indian residents: 31.5 years old, Asian residents: 41.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.6 years old, Other race residents: 22.4 years old)

Area name: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Liberty County is $612 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $743 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $990 a month.

Cities in this county include: Liberty, Cleveland, Dayton, Hardin-Rye, Ames, Daisetta, Plum Grove, Hardin, Big Thicket Lake Estates, Hull.

Liberty County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Lakes: Pruitt Lake (A), Owens Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cross Bayou (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Allen Parish, Louisiana , Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana , Geneva County, Alabama , St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana , Waller County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

3.5%

Unemployment by year in Liberty, TX
County total employment by year in Liberty, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Liberty, TX

Current college students: 1,634
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,177 (25.2% naturalized citizens)

Liberty County:

8.6%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,5032010 or later
  • 1,6552000 to 2009
  • 1,5221990 to 1999
  • 8841980 to 1989
  • 7571970 to 1979
  • 261Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,348
  • One, attached: 246
  • Two: 626
  • 3 or 4: 204
  • 5 to 9: 184
  • 10 to 19: 666
  • 20 to 49: 111
  • 50 or more: 491
  • Mobile homes: 10,168
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 709

Housing units in Liberty County with a mortgage: 8,669 (26 second mortgage, 161 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,403

Here:

42.1% with mortgage
State:

57.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Liberty County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant27,60598
Catholic7,5247
Mainline Protestant2,28910
Other1,3064
Black Protestant3722
None36,547-
Liberty County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Liberty County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Liberty County:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 34
This county:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Liberty County:

9.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Liberty County:

28.2%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Liberty County:

Average size of farms: 191 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,119
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $160.42
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.19%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,979
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.03%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.65%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,412
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.86%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.14
Corn for grain: 10698 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 875 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 3 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4413 harvested acres
Vegetables: 84 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 263 acres

Tornado activity:

Liberty County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 116489586.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Liberty County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 323.6 miles away from Liberty County center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 218.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 401.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 509.2 miles away from Liberty County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 324.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2016 to June 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4272: June 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4272, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2016 to April 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4269: April 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4269, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 22, 2015 to October 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4245: November 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4245, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to October 02, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1791: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 03, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1709: June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: 1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 17 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Liberty County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 15, Floods: 14, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 4, Winds: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Liberty

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,163 (83.7%)
  • Carpooled: 2,497 (12.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 90 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 90 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 267 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 292 (1.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (75%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Honduras (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Portugal (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Liberty County


  • American (9%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • African (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 3,901 people in state prisons
  • 518 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 301 people in nursing homes
  • 193 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 70 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 30 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 4,476 people in state prisons
  • 339 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 286 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,633.

9.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,172 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.53%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.51% relocated from other counties in Texas ($48,848 average AGI)
1.02% relocated from other states ($5,324 average AGI)
Liberty County:

1.02%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  4.49% ($45,865 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, TX  1.16% ($48,300)
from Chambers County, TX  0.53% ($59,226)
from San Jacinto County, TX  0.39% ($32,396)
from Polk County, TX  0.16% ($32,463)
from Jefferson County, TX  0.16% ($41,650)
from Hardin County, TX  0.15% ($46,158)


7.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.75% relocated to other counties in Texas ($38,025 average AGI)
0.86% relocated to other states ($4,047 average AGI)
Liberty County:

0.86%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  2.76% ($44,202 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, TX  1.14% ($39,811)
to Chambers County, TX  0.41% ($62,784)
to San Jacinto County, TX  0.38% ($41,168)
to Polk County, TX  0.25% ($42,508)
to Jefferson County, TX  0.18% ($40,644)
to Galveston County, TX  0.17% ($25,884)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Liberty County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Liberty County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Liberty County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 26.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Liberty County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Liberty County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Liberty County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Liberty County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Liberty County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Liberty County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,712 (7,678 aged, 2,034 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,100 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Liberty County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,382)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (882)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (593)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (563)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (278)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (262)
  • Congestive heart failure (234)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (226)
  • Unspecified dementia (223)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (198)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.67
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,105
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 182
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,959

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,407
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 938
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 1
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 66.4. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 130.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 80.1
  • Other - 50.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 83,658
  • In family households: 65,940 (10,793 male householders, 6,718 female householders)
    13,813 spouses, 25,945 children (23,297 natural, 1,869 adopted, 779 stepchildren), 3,573 grandchildren, 1,116 brothers or sisters, 631 parents, 1,700 other relatives, 1,651 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,729 (4,531 male householders (3,703 living alone)), 3,440 female householders (2,870 living alone)), 2,758 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,989

Size of family households: 7,183 2-persons, 3,170 3-persons, 2,528 4-persons, 3,266 5-persons, 448 6-persons, 916 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,573 1-person, 1,102 2-persons, 296 3-persons.

12,236 married couples with children.
4,835 single-parent households (435 men, 4,400 women).

81.1% of residents of Liberty speak English at home.
16.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $356,766,000 ($4,768 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,190,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $157,443,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $108,550,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,644,000
Federal grants: $69,023,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,201,000 ($38,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,904,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,595,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $23,542,000
Federal Government insurance: $204,310,000

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

Births: 5,563
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,692
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +607
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,608
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Liberty County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 494.49 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built in Liberty County, Texas
  • Year house built in Liberty County, Texas
  • 1,6222014 or later
  • 1,5712010 to 2013
  • 6,3082000 to 2009
  • 6,0551990 to 1999
  • 2,9321980 to 1989
  • 5,0731970 to 1979
  • 3,3441960 to 1969
  • 1,9111950 to 1959
  • 1,0101940 to 1949
  • 1,2651939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Liberty County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Liberty County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Liberty County, Texas
  • 1141 room
  • 1862 rooms
  • 1,6743 rooms
  • 3,3124 rooms
  • 4,7955 rooms
  • 6,1726 rooms
  • 1,7987 rooms
  • 1,1488 rooms
  • 1,0419+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Liberty County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Liberty County, Texas
  • 521 room
  • 5642 rooms
  • 1,6603 rooms
  • 8204 rooms
  • 1,8625 rooms
  • 2466 rooms
  • 387 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Liberty County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Liberty County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Liberty County, Texas
  • 114no bedroom
  • 5871 bedroom
  • 4,9102 bedrooms
  • 10,1073 bedrooms
  • 4,2614 bedrooms
  • 2615+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Liberty County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Liberty County, Texas
  • 52no bedroom
  • 2,3831 bedroom
  • 1,7562 bedrooms
  • 1,0133 bedrooms
  • 384 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Liberty County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Liberty County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Liberty County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 606no vehicle
  • 5,2591 vehicle
  • 8,1142 vehicles
  • 4,1503 vehicles
  • 1,6114 vehicles
  • 5005+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Liberty County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Liberty County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,000no vehicle
  • 2,7291 vehicle
  • 1,0812 vehicles
  • 4243 vehicles
  • 84 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

82.2% of Liberty County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 92% lived in Texas.

Liberty County:

82.2%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 61,585
  • Other state: 13,756
  • Northeast: 3,113
  • Midwest: 3,022
  • South: 5,887
  • West: 1,734
Year householders moved into unit in Liberty County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Liberty County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 67.7%Electricity
  • 16.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.6%Utility gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 79.8%Electricity
  • 12.6%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 320
Here:

3.5%
Texas:

6.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 330
Here:

6.9%
Texas:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 572
Here:

27.6%
Texas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Liberty County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,259,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,048,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $346,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,768,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,738,000
    Police Protection: $5,860,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,419,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,691,000
    Financial Administration: $2,248,000
    General - Other: $1,632,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,343,000
    Corrections - Other: $784,000
    Solid Waste Management: $687,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $620,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $558,000
    Local Fire Protection: $555,000
    General Public Buildings: $480,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $398,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $166,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $455,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,490,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,598,000
    General Revenue - Other: $481,000
    Interest Earnings: $340,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $342,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,685,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $87,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,330,000
    Other: $1,219,000
    General Local Government Support: $582,000
    Highways: $57,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,988,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,031,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,558,000
    Other License: $94,000
    Other Selective Sales: $45,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,077,000

Liberty County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,259,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,048,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $346,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,768,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,738,000
    Police Protection: $5,860,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,419,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,691,000
    Financial Administration: $2,248,000
    General - Other: $1,632,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,343,000
    Corrections - Other: $784,000
    Solid Waste Management: $687,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $620,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $558,000
    Local Fire Protection: $555,000
    General Public Buildings: $480,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $398,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $166,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $455,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,490,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,598,000
    General Revenue - Other: $481,000
    Interest Earnings: $340,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $342,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,685,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $87,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,330,000
    Other: $1,219,000
    General Local Government Support: $582,000
    Highways: $57,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,988,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,031,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,558,000
    Other License: $94,000
    Other Selective Sales: $45,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,077,000

Liberty County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,259,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,048,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $346,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,768,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,738,000
    Police Protection: $5,860,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,419,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,691,000
    Financial Administration: $2,248,000
    General - Other: $1,632,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,343,000
    Corrections - Other: $784,000
    Solid Waste Management: $687,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $620,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $558,000
    Local Fire Protection: $555,000
    General Public Buildings: $480,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $398,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $166,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $455,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,490,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,598,000
    General Revenue - Other: $481,000
    Interest Earnings: $340,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $342,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,685,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $87,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,330,000
    Other: $1,219,000
    General Local Government Support: $582,000
    Highways: $57,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,988,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,031,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,558,000
    Other License: $94,000
    Other Selective Sales: $45,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,077,000

Liberty County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,259,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,048,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $346,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,768,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,738,000
    Police Protection: $5,860,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,419,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,691,000
    Financial Administration: $2,248,000
    General - Other: $1,632,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,343,000
    Corrections - Other: $784,000
    Solid Waste Management: $687,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $620,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $558,000
    Local Fire Protection: $555,000
    General Public Buildings: $480,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $398,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $166,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $455,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,490,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,598,000
    General Revenue - Other: $481,000
    Interest Earnings: $340,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $342,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,685,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $87,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,330,000
    Other: $1,219,000
    General Local Government Support: $582,000
    Highways: $57,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,988,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,031,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,558,000
    Other License: $94,000
    Other Selective Sales: $45,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,077,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,837
  • Number of aged recipients: 199
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,638
  • Number of recipients under 18: 299
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,159
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 379
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 684
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 826
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED152$123,039163$94,883266$119,680110$28,9090$049$79,02093$54,731
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$111,27366$75,89442$99,2387$55,2860$010$77,50047$46,128
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$105,281131$79,916202$105,079118$31,6101$165,00028$63,393117$55,838
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$115,18824$74,41794$109,51110$36,9000$010$75,60016$48,875
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$80,60012$64,83335$105,85714$66,9290$00$019$55,316
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$168,57916$200,4380$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED18$155,3336$143,6672$51,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$116,2504$163,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$108,0001$119,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$66,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Liberty, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Liberty, TX - Value
Most common first names in Liberty County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James43569.7 years
John34673.0 years
William33373.6 years
Mary32076.9 years
Robert25068.0 years
Charles18168.2 years
George16673.5 years
Thomas13771.3 years
Willie13675.4 years
Joe11973.1 years
Most common last names in Liberty County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26873.4 years
Johnson17772.3 years
Williams14973.3 years
Davis14375.5 years
Jones13774.1 years
Brown12274.3 years
Jackson10071.4 years
Taylor9472.9 years
Fregia7671.6 years
Green7375.6 years
Businesses in Liberty County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza3
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone3McDonald's7
Best Western3Nike6
Blockbuster1Payless2
Burger King3Pizza Hut3
CVS3Popeyes3
Chevrolet2Quiznos1
Church's Chicken2RadioShack3
Cricket Wireless2Rue211
Curves2SONIC Drive-In5
DHL1Sears3
Domino's Pizza1Subway10
FedEx7Super 82
GameStop1T-Mobile4
H&R Block3Taco Bell3
Holiday Inn2True Value1
Jack In The Box5U-Haul10
KFC1UPS9
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless2
La Quinta2Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy2Walmart3
Lane Furniture2

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