Liberty, Kansas

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Liberty, Kansas
City
Location within Montgomery County and Kansas
Location within Montgomery County and Kansas
KDOT map of Montgomery County (legend)
KDOT map of Montgomery County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°9′22″N 95°35′53″W / 37.15611°N 95.59806°W / 37.15611; -95.59806Coordinates: 37°9′22″N 95°35′53″W / 37.15611°N 95.59806°W / 37.15611; -95.59806
Country United States
State Kansas
County Montgomery
Area[1]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 741 ft (226 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 123
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 116
 • Density 470/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67351
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-40250 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0469419 [5]

Liberty is a city in Montgomery County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 123.[6]

History[edit]

Liberty was laid out in 1869 about six miles south of Independence. It is named for the popular American ideal of liberty.[7] When the railroad was built through the county in 1870, Liberty relocated to its present site.[8] The first post office in Liberty was established in May 1870.[9]

Geography[edit]

Liberty is located at 37°9′22″N 95°35′53″W / 37.15611°N 95.59806°W / 37.15611; -95.59806 (37.156211, -95.598001).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Liberty has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 93
1890 344 269.9%
1900 314 −8.7%
1910 385 22.6%
1920 247 −35.8%
1930 246 −0.4%
1940 254 3.3%
1950 185 −27.2%
1960 233 25.9%
1970 185 −20.6%
1980 174 −5.9%
1990 140 −19.5%
2000 95 −32.1%
2010 123 29.5%
Est. 2015 116 [3] −5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 123 people, 58 households, and 36 families residing in the city. The population density was 473.1 inhabitants per square mile (182.7/km2). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 265.4 per square mile (102.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.1% White, 1.6% Native American, and 7.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 58 households of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 95 people, 50 households, and 29 families residing in the city. The population density was 369.0 people per square mile (141.1/km²). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 240.8 per square mile (92.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.26% White, 1.05% African American, 8.42% Native American, and 5.26% from two or more races.

There were 50 households out of which 18.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.90 and the average family size was 2.52.

In the city, the population was spread out with 15.8% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,917. There were 9.4% of families and 13.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 33.3% of under eighteens and 8.3% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 186. 
  8. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 152. 
  9. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Liberty, Kansas

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