Liberty, Missouri Population 2023

30,473

Liberty is a city located in Clay County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Clay County. With a 2023 population of 30,473, it is the 22nd largest city in Missouri and the 1506th largest city in the United States.Liberty is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually but its population has decreased by -4.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,761 in 2020. Spanning over 29 miles, Liberty has a population density of 1,057 people per square mile.

The average household income in Liberty is $94,611 with a poverty rate of 8.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Liberty is 35.8 years, 34.1 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.

Liberty Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Liberty was:

  • White: 89.49%
  • Black or African American: 4.28%
  • Two or more races: 3.15%
  • Asian: 1.98%
  • Other race: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Liberty, Missouri is 30,473 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 31,761.

Liberty, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Liberty Population by Race

Liberty Population Pyramid 2023

Liberty Median Age

35.8

Total

34.1

Male

37.6

Female

Liberty Adults

There are 23,401 adults, (4,025 of whom are seniors) in Liberty.

Liberty Age Dependency

63.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Liberty Sex Ratio

Female15,92750.15%
Male15,83449.85%

Liberty Population by Age

Liberty Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.3

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

74.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Liberty Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Liberty Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Liberty Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 83.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.30%.

Liberty Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$47,719

Average Earnings

$55,743

Average Male

$40,292

Average Female

Liberty Earnings by Educational Attainment

Liberty Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Liberty Language

96.06% of Liberty residents speak only English, while 3.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.97% of the population.

Liberty Language

Liberty Poverty by Race

rate

8.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.78%

Male Poverty Rate

7.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Liberty

The race most likely to be in poverty in Liberty is Native, with 72.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Liberty is White, with 7.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.20%.

Liberty Poverty

Liberty Poverty Rate by Education

Liberty Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Liberty Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Liberty Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Liberty Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Liberty Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Liberty Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Liberty Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,753

Number of Veterans

1,695

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

Liberty Veterans by War

Liberty Veterans by Age

count

Liberty Veterans by Race

Liberty Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Liberty Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Liberty Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Liberty Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Liberty Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

62.08%

Born in Liberty

102.17%

Native Born

3.12%

Foreign Born

0.74%

Non Citizen

2.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

102.17% of Liberty residents were born in the United States, with 62.08% having been born in Missouri. 0.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Liberty Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Liberty Population by Year