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Overview

Introduction to Liberty, Missouri

Liberty, Missouri, in Clay county, is located 10 miles N of Independence, Missouri and 13 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri. The people of the city are in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Liberty History

Liberty was first settled by Europeans in 1822. In the same year, it also became the county seat of Clay County, which was created on January 2, 1822. A law office was established by David Rice Atchison in the city in 1830. The city is home to William Jewell College, which was founded in 1849. It is the site of the Battle of Liberty, which took place in September of 1861. Liberty was incorporated in 1829.

Liberty and nearby Attractions

  • Thompson Nature Sanctuary
  • Clay County Historical Museum
  • Jesse James Bank Museum
  • Worlds of Fun Amusement Park
  • Westboro/Canterbury Greenway
  • Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site

Things To Do In Liberty

Local parks include Moore Park and Bennett Park. The Claycrest Golf Course is the local golf course. The city is also home to Hendron Lake, the Dd Fellows Home Lake and Holly Lake. The Clay County Museum, the Shoal Creek Living History Museum and the Jesse James Bank Museum are all accessible from Liberty as well.

Liberty Transportation

Kansas City International is the nearest major airport.

Liberty Higher Education

William Jewell College is located in Liberty. Others nearby include Metropolitan Community College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

People

Total Population 30,035
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 14,582
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 50.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.7%
Median Earnings25+ $42,221
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,442
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,025

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,085
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.5%
Median Gross Rent $810
Median House Value $163,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.2%
US/American 0%
English 12.8%
Irish 16.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Liberty Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Independence, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Clay
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64068
P.O. Box Zip Codes 64069
Company Zip Codes 64087
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.246
Longitude -94.418

Liberty Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station INDEPENDENCE
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station OLATHE 3 E
Distance 31.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Birmingham 212 $79,286
Claycomo 1,457 $45,313
Gladstone 26,309 $62,281

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Liberty Hospitals

LIBERTY HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
2525 GLENN HENDREN DR
(816) 781-7200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Liberty High Schools

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LIBERTY HIGH
200 BLUEJAY DR
816-415-5340
Serves 1,623 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

JUVENILE JUSTICE CTR.
650 CONISTOR LN
816-415-5300
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

LIBERTY ACADEMY
9 VICTORY LN
816-415-5470

Liberty Colleges

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