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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,239
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+15,101
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married50.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37%
Median Earnings25+$44,008
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,907
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,670

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,503
% Above Poverty Level92.7%
% Below Poverty Level7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24.7%
Median Gross Rent$793
Median House Value$165,600

Ancestry

German27.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.8%
Irish15.8%
English13%
French Except Basque4.7%
Italian3.9%
Scottish3%
Swedish2.1%
Dutch1.9%
Polish1.9%
Norwegian1.3%
Welsh1%
Canadian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Czech0.6%
Russian0.6%
African0.6%
Romanian0.4%
Portuguese0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Arab0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Liberty Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clay County
Standard Zip Codes64068
P.O. Box Zip Codes64069
Phone Area Codes816
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.24
Approximate Longitude-94.41

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)

StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationOLATHE 3 E
Distance31.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Birmingham227$78,500
Claycomo1,528$47,875
Gladstone26,562$61,870
Missouri City449$46,505
Mosby204$58,750
Pleasant Valley3,043$59,120

Liberty Hospitals

Liberty Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
2525 Glenn Hendren
(816) 781-7200

Liberty Public Schools

Alexander Doniphan Elem.
1900 Clay Dr
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Discovery Middle School
800 Midjay Drive
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-7300
Middle
Total Enrollment 658
Epic Elementary
650 Conistor Lane
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5730
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Franklin Elem.
201 W Mill
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5440
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Heritage Middle School
600 W Kansas
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5380
Middle
Total Enrollment 685
Juvenile Justice Ctr.
650 Conistor Ln
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5300
Other
Lewis And Clark Elem.
1407 Nashua Rd
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5430
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Liberty Academy
8 Victory Ln
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5470
High
Liberty High
200 Bluejay Dr
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5340
High
Total Enrollment 1719
Liberty Middle School
1500 S Withers
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5410
Middle
Total Enrollment 699
Liberty North High School
1000 N.e. 104th Street
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5500
High
Total Enrollment 1628
Lillian Schumacher Elem.
425 Claywoods Pkwy
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5490
Primary
Total Enrollment 616
Manor Hill Elem.
1400 Skyline Dr
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5460
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Ridgeview Elem.
701 Thornton
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5450
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
South Valley Middle
1000 Midjay Dr
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-7180
Middle
Total Enrollment 645
Warren Hills Elem.
1251 Camille St
ZIP: 64068
(816) 736-5630
Primary
Total Enrollment 676

Liberty Private Schools

Liberty Montessori Center
650 E Ruth Ewing Rd
ZIP: 64068
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
St James School
309 S Stewart Rd
ZIP: 64068
Elementary
Total Enrollment 318
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