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Overview

Introduction to Liberty, Texas

Liberty, Texas, in Liberty county, is 24 miles NE of Baytown, Texas (center to center) and 39 miles NE of Houston, Texas. The city has a population of 8,033.

Liberty History

Liberty, which is among the oldest towns of Texas, was settled by illegal immigrants from newly independent Mexico in 1822. These immigrants settled in an area called Atascosito which was near the Trinity River. In 1831, it was officially established as municipality named 'Villa de la Sant’sima Trinidad de la Libertad' when a land commissioner Jo’s Francisco Madero granted 36 land titles under the Mexican law. Later this region became a county seat and was incorporated in the mid 19th century. In the following years, oil was discovered in the region and development followed in the form of cotton and grain mills.

Liberty and Nearby Attractions

  • Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • AstroWorld
  • Heritage Society
  • Children's Museum of Houston
  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
  • Hermann Park

Things To Do In Liberty

Sites of historic importance include the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and Battleship Texas State Historical Site. Heritage Society is another popular site that houses eight historic structures at the same place. Children's Museum of Houston has a TV Studio and a Victorian playhouse amongst other exhibits, and was ranked second among the top children's museums by Child Magazine. Among other places of interest is Armand Bayou Nature Center which allows activities like bird watching, hiking and live animal displays. The Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens has American decorative artifacts from the 17th to 19th century.

Liberty Transportation

Air transportation is available from George Bush Intercontinental and Ellington Field Airport.

Liberty Higher Education

Lee College, Rice University, Texas Southern University, University of Saint Thomas, and University of Houston are some of the colleges near Liberty.

People

Total Population 8,696
Male Share of the Population 53.5%
Female Share of the Population 46.5%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,197
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 50%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $29,176
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,221
Median Earnings With High School Degree $14,504

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,377
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $826
Median House Value $97,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 7.7%

Liberty Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NE of Baytown, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles NE of Houston, Texas
County Liberty
Standard Zip Codes 77575
Phone Area Codes 936
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.057
Longitude -94.795

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 LIBERTY
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 61 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 60.5 inches
Station ANAHUAC
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 59 to 81 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Station HOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 63 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Moss Bluff (77575)

Moss Hill (77575)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ames 1,195 $38,889
Daisetta 852 $54,792
Dayton 7,350 $64,205
Devers 454 $45,417
Hardin 819 $47,422

Liberty Public Libraries

Library
Liberty Municipal Library
1710 SAM HOUSTON AVE
Liberty, Texas
(936) 336-8901

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Liberty High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

LIBERTY H S
2615 JEFFERSON DR
936-336-6483
A Title I School.
Serves 702 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

HARDIN/CHAMBERS CTR
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
936-336-1045
A Non-traditional School
Serves 24 students.

HARDIN/CHAMBERS CTR
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
409-336-1045
A Non-traditional School
Serves 21 students.

HARDIN CHAMBERS ALTER
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
936-336-1045
A Non-traditional School
Serves 8 students.

GULF COAST H S
1715 HWY 146 BY-PASS
936-336-1045
A Non-traditional School
Serves 8 students.

HARDIN/CHAMBERS CTR
1715 146 BY PASS
409-336-1045
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.

GULF COAST H S
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
936-336-6621
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.

HARDIN/CHAMBERS CTR
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
936-336-1045
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0.7

GULF COAST H S
1600 GRAND AVE
409-336-6621
A Non-traditional School
Serves 4 students.

HARDIN/CHAMBERS CTR
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
936-536-6321
A Special Education School
Serves 4 students.

HARDIN/CHAMBERS CTR
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
936-336-1045
A Special Education School
Serves 3 students.

HARDIN/CHAMBERS CTR
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
936-336-1045
A Non-traditional School
Serves 3 students.

HARDIN CHAMBERS CENTER
1715 HWY 146 BY-PASS
936-336-1045
A Non-traditional School
Serves 3 students.

ADAPTIVE BEHAVIORAL UNIT
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
936-336-1045
A Special Education School
Serves 2 students.

GULF COAST H S
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
936-336-1045
A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.8

ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR UNIT
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
936-336-1045
A Special Education School
Serves 2 students.

ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
936-336-1045
A Special Education School
Serves 1 students.

GULF COAST H S
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
936-336-1045
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.

GULF COAST H S
1715 HWY 146 BYPASS
409-336-1045
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.

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