- Liberty, Texas
official_name = Liberty, Texas
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area_total_sq_mi = 35.4
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area_water_sq_mi = 0.4
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 8033
population_density_km2 = 88.5
population_density_sq_mi = 229.2
timezone = Central (CST)
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utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 9
elevation_ft = 30
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Liberty is the third oldest city in the state—established in 1831 on the banks of the Trinity River. The city also has an exact replica of the
Liberty Bellfrom Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its area codeis 936 and its ZIP codeis 77575.
Liberty is located at coor dms|30|3|27|N|94|47|48|W|city (30.057546, -94.796662)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.4 square miles (91.7 km²), of which, 35.0 square miles (90.8 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (1.02%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,033 people, 2,860 households, and 2,053 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 229.2 people per square mile (88.5/km²). There were 3,187 housing units at an average density of 90.9/sq mi (35.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.54% White, 13.11% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 9.25% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.83% of the population.
There were 2,860 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,325, and the median income for a family was $41,369. Males had a median income of $33,013 versus $24,688 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $16,635. About 12.4% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.
Local News Media
* [http://www.kshnfm.com KSHN-FM] - Liberty County's only daily news source.
* [http://www.thevindicator.com The Liberty Vindicator] - Serving Liberty and Liberty County since 1887.
* [http://www.libertycountyoutlook.com Liberty County Outlook]
The City of Liberty is served by the
Liberty Independent School District.
Liberty is the home of the [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/shc/ Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center] , the historical depository for the 10 counties originally carved form Atascosito-Liberty district of the Republic of Mexico. Archives and displays show development of region, artifacts, furniture, Jean Laffite's journals, and 1826 census. It also contains the Texana collection of former Governor
Price Daniel.The center is two miles north of Liberty on Texas 146, one mile west on F.M. 1011.
Liberty Municipal Airport, a general aviationairport is in Liberty.
* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/LL/hfl4.html "The Handbook of Texas Online" Liberty, Texas]
* [http://www.libertydaytonchamber.com/ -- Liberty/Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.fun365days.com/ Fun365Days.com -- regional tourism web site]
* [http://setx.org/ Partnership of Southeast Texas -- regional economic development site]
* [http://www.cityofliberty.org City Website]
* [http://www.libertydispatch.com The Liberty Dispatch] - Conservative political blog
* [http://www.i-dineout.com i-Dineout.com] - Liberal political blog
* [http://www.libertyopry.com Liberty Opry on the Square] - The best live music show in Texas!
* [http://www.ltvbc.org Lower Trinity Valley Bird Club]
* [http://www.fotrr.com Friends of Trinity River Refuge]
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