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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,936
Male Share of the Population52.6%
Female Share of the Population47.4%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+3,312
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married59.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.4%
Median Earnings25+$41,588
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,430
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,226

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,094
% Above Poverty Level89.7%
% Below Poverty Level10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$859
Median House Value$102,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.1%
German12.5%
English10%
French Except Basque9.2%
Irish6%
African2.9%
Czech1.2%
Italian1%
Polish1%
Scottish0.9%
Swedish0.6%
Greek0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Dutch0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Liberty Almanac

CategoryValue
County Liberty County
Standard Zip Codes77575
Phone Area Codes936
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.04
Approximate Longitude-94.79

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)

StationLIBERTY
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp40 to 61 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 81 F
Annual Precip60.5 inches
StationANAHUAC
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 92 F
Oct Temp59 to 81 F
Annual Precip54 inches
StationHOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp40 to 63 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ames1,330$26,513
Daisetta771$47,768
Dayton7,494$66,935
Devers346$50,833
Hardin886$49,423
Kenefick500$52,750

Liberty Public Libraries

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

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Liberty Hospitals

Liberty-dayton Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1353 North Travis Street

Liberty Public Schools

Adaptive Behavior
1715 Hwy 146 Bypass
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-1045
Adaptive Behavior Unit
1715 Hwy 146 Bypass
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-1045
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Adaptive Behavioral Unit
1715 Hwy 146 Bypass
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-1045
Hardin Chambers Alter
1715 Hwy 146 Bypass
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-1045
Hardin/chambers Ctr
1715 146 By Pass
ZIP: 77575
(936) 536-6321
High
Total Enrollment 2
Hardin/chambers Ctr
1715 146 By Pass
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-1045
Middle
Total Enrollment 4
Hardin/chambers Ctr
1715 Hwy 146 Bypass
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-1045
Other
Total Enrollment 4
Hardin/chambers Ctr
1715 Hwy 146 Bypass
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-1045
Other
Total Enrollment 7
Hardin/chambers Ctr
1715 Hwy 146 Bypass
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-1045
Primary
Total Enrollment 5
Hardin/chambers Ctr
1715 Hwy 146 Bypass
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-1045
Liberty El
1202 Bowie St
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-3603
Primary
Total Enrollment 616
Liberty H S
2615 Jefferson Dr
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-6483
High
Total Enrollment 604
Liberty Middle
2515 Jefferson
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-3582
Middle
Total Enrollment 446
San Jacinto El
1629 Grand Ave
ZIP: 77575
(936) 336-3161
Primary
Total Enrollment 445

Liberty Private Schools

Great Beginnings
1603 N Travis St
ZIP: 77575
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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