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Liberty township, IN map Land area: 46.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population: 2,527 (all rural)
Males: 1,245  (49.3%)
Females: 1,282  (50.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,438 (2,046 owner occupied, 392 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

29%


Races in Liberty township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.5%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 39.6
Median age of females: 41.9

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Average household size: 2.50

Liberty township:

2.5 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.87

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,102 ($45,848 in 1999)
This township:

$50,102
Indiana:

$45,424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $412 (lower quartile is $255, upper quartile is $521)
Here:

$412
State:

$545

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $98,607 (it was $78,200 in 2000)
Liberty township:

$98,607
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,386 - $135,281

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $153,129
Here:

$153,129
State:

$155,412

Townhouses or other attached units: $229,805
Here:

$229,805
State:

$141,472

In 2-unit structures: $44,275
Here:

$44,275
State:

$103,490

Mobile homes: $62,481
Here:

$62,481
State:

$33,761
Population density: 54 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

3.8%
Whole state:

9.5%

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

0.2%
Whole state:

4.2%

Cities in this township include: La Fontaine.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Liberty township: Boundary Line Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: America Cemetery (1), Gardner Cemetery (2), Waggoner Cemetery (3), Stone Cemetery (4), Hale Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Pee Dee Creek (A), Grant Creek (B), Cart Creek (C), Metocinah Creek (D), Badger Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 16 (100% naturalized citizens)

Liberty township:  0.6%
State:  3.1%

63% of Liberty township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 91% lived in Indiana.

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

  • This state: 2159
  • Northeast: 46
  • Midwest: 102
  • South: 214
  • West: 39
Liberty township, Indiana satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

89 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 753
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 11
  • 3 or 4: 21
  • 5 to 9: 18
  • 10 to 19: 19
  • Mobile homes: 192

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,100


Housing units in Liberty township with a mortgage: 343 (51 second mortgage, 44 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 121

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 31
  • 1995 to 1998: 61
  • 1990 to 1994: 50
  • 1980 to 1989: 125
  • 1970 to 1979: 169
  • 1960 to 1969: 93
  • 1950 to 1959: 71
  • 1940 to 1949: 23
  • 1939 or earlier: 395

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Liberty township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 50
  • 5 rooms: 170
  • 6 rooms: 222
  • 7 rooms: 180
  • 8 rooms: 118
  • 9 or more rooms: 39

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Liberty township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 22
  • 5 rooms: 34
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 21
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Liberty township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 131
  • 3 bedrooms: 519
  • 4 bedrooms: 107
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Liberty township:

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 45
  • 2 bedrooms: 41
  • 3 bedrooms: 79
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Liberty township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 131
  • 2 vehicles: 377
  • 3 vehicles: 184
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5 or more vehicles: 24

Cars and other vehicles available in Liberty township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 57
  • 2 vehicles: 59
  • 3 vehicles: 46
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Wood products (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Wood products (21%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Liberty township:

  • German (31.3%)
  • United States or American (20.6%)
  • English (7.2%)
  • Irish (6.8%)
  • Dutch (4.3%)
  • Scottish (2.5%)
  • Swedish (2.2%)

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

  • Germany (50%)
  • Korea (50%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,046 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 209 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 9 (1%)
  • Other means: 1 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 39 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

89 people in nursing homes

96.6% of residents of Liberty township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,542
  • In family households: 2,330 (706 male householders, 70 female householders)
    673 spouses, 797 children (704 natural, 19 adopted, 74 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 24 parents, 0 other relatives, 41 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 212 (77 male householders (69 living alone)), 105 female householders (93 living alone)), 30 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 91 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 386 2-persons, 113 3-persons, 168 4-persons, 93 5-persons, 13 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 162 1-person, 17 2-persons, 1 3-persons, 2 5-persons,

478 married couples with children.
115 single-parent households (49 men, 66 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

4.2%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

3.6%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 26
Here:

35.1%
Indiana:

23.4%

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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Liberty township:

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