Liberty, Illinois

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Liberty, Illinois

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High Points

Liberty strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 6% Liberty Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Liberty, Illinois

Comparing Liberty to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Senior Citizens 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
Median Family Income 5 3
People Above Poverty 5 3
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
People Living Alone 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Liberty Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 78 miles W of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 62347
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.879
Longitude -91.107

Liberty Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station QUINCY DAM 21
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Station CANTON L AND D 20
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
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Liberty Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 519 100%
Male 254 48.9%
Female 265 51.1%
Under 18 123 23.7%
18+ 396 76.3%
65+ 66 12.7%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 2.79
White 518 99.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Liberty Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 515
Growth -4
Growth % -0.8%

Liberty Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 42.3%
US/American 22.9%
English 8.5%
Irish 7.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Dutch 4.8%
Scottish 4.5%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Welsh 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Liberty, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Adams (62347)
Chestline (62347)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Liberty 519 $39,773
Camp Point 1,244 $43,646
Coatsburg 226 $41,042
Columbus 112 $38,125
Kinderhook 249 $41,875
Payson 1,066 $40,789
Plainville 248 $38,472
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Liberty High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 185 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

Liberty Colleges

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