Liberty, Missouri Population 2021

32,610
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Liberty is a city located in Clay County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Clay County. With a 2020 population of 32,610, it is the 20th largest city in Missouri and the 1207th largest city in the United States . Liberty is currently growing at a rate of 0.79% annually and its population has increased by 11.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,149 in 2010. Spanning over 29 miles, Liberty has a population density of 1,131 people per square mile.

The average household income in Liberty is $94,611 with a poverty rate of 7.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $922 per month, and the median house value is $182,000. The median age in Liberty is 38 years, 36.1 years for males, and 40.1 years for females.

Liberty Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Libertywas:

  • White: 91.43%
  • Black or African American: 4.06%
  • Two or more races: 2.22%
  • Other race: 1.05%
  • Asian: 0.82%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Liberty, Missouri is 32,610 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,610.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,149.

Liberty, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,64291.43%
Black or African American1,2714.06%
Two or More Races6952.22%
Some Other Race3301.05%
Asian2570.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native1220.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.04%
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Liberty Population by Race

Liberty Population Pyramid $2021

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Liberty Median Age

38


Total

36.1


Male

40.1


Female

Liberty Adults

There are 23,804 adults, (4,432 of whom are seniors) in Liberty.

Liberty Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Liberty Sex Ratio

Female

15,969

50.97%

Male

15,359

49.03%

Liberty Population by Age

Liberty Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Liberty Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family54.9%45.1%
Female55.2%44.8%
Male67.4%32.6%
All73%27%
Married88.6%11.4%

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Liberty Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2282.6773
Married5,8943.2488.6
Non Family3,6401.2854.9
Female1,4033.7655.2
Male2913.4367.4

3.24

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

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Liberty Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3361.61%
9th to 12th Grade7223.46%
High School Graduate5,53926.58%
Some College4,86023.32%
Associates Degree1,3456.45%
Bachelors Degree5,31125.48%
Graduate Degree2,72813.09%
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Liberty Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Liberty Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,64517,9137,509
Hispanic964795141
Black696588189
2+ Races367325154
Other Race1588921
Asian15213570
Native American868610

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.05%.

Liberty Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,667$53,776$38,337
Less Than 9th Grade$28,032$29,250$27,564
High School Graduate$37,869$44,357$29,825
Some College$43,110$55,387$32,698
Bachelors Degree$49,129$60,017$42,662
Graduate Degree$62,321$67,404$55,243

$45,667

Average Earnings

$53,776

Average Male

$38,337

Average Female

Liberty Earnings by Educational Attainment

Liberty Language by Age

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Liberty Language

95.38% of Liberty residents speak only English, while 4.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.66% of the population.

Liberty Language

Liberty Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,1831,6976.48%
Black1,05926324.83%
Hispanic1,74618010.31%
Native1196554.62%
Multiple646558.51%
Other3164413.92%

7.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.92%

Male Poverty Rate

8.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Liberty

The race most likely to be in poverty in Liberty is Native, with 54.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Liberty is White, with 6.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.15%.

Liberty Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.13%
Some College7.55%
High School5.74%
Bachelors or Greater3.77%

Liberty Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed32.12%
Male Unemployed17.09%
Female Employed5.70%
Male Employed4.52%

Liberty Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Liberty Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,577$94,611
Families$91,693$112,354
Married Families$103,750-
Non Families$37,907$53,813
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Income by Household Type

Liberty Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Liberty Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Liberty Marital Status by Race

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Liberty Marital Status

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1,853

Number of Veterans

1,793

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam748
First Gulf War462
Second Gulf War359
Korea153
World War II55

Liberty Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54546
65 to 74515
75+402
55 to 64298
18 to 3492

Liberty Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6697.65%
Black717.30%
2+ Races6413.33%
Hispanic433.75%
Other Race3013.33%
Native American1920.65%

Liberty Veterans by Race

Liberty Veterans by Education

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5.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Liberty Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Liberty Employment by Age

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Liberty Employment by Race

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Liberty Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.10%

Born in Liberty

97.97%

Native Born

2.03%

Foreign Born

0.49%

Non Citizen

1.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.97% of Liberty residents were born in the United States, with 60.10% having been born in Missouri. 0.49% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202132,6102550.79%
202032,3552550.79%
201932,1002550.80%
201831,8453161.00%
201731,5298532.78%
201630,6761790.59%
201530,497980.32%
201430,3992190.73%
201330,1802870.96%
201229,8932730.92%
201129,6202981.02%
201029,3223,0901.12%
200026,2325,7732.52%
199020,4594,2082.33%
198016,2512,5471.72%
197013,7044,7954.40%
19608,9094,2006.58%
19504,7091,1112.73%
19403,598820.23%
19303,5164191.28%
19203,0971170.39%
19102,9803801.37%
19002,600420.16%
18902,5580.00%

Liberty Population by Year